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Today in Black America - August 8

POSTED: August 08, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

S.&P. Downgrade Is Seen as Adding Urgency to Debt-Cutting Panel

Geithner Will Stay for Now, the Treasury Department Says

The Caucus: Voters Want a Change Politicians Can't Deliver

Overriding a Key Education Law

For Obama, a Record on Diversity but Delays on Judicial Confirmations

Obama Team Turns Its Focus to Tough Re-election Fight

Atlanta School Year Begins Amid a Testing Scandal

Second Recession in U.S. Could Be Worse Than First

Jane White, Actress and Singer Who Found Racial Attitudes to Be an Obstacle, Dies at 88

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit's DHS spent money for poor on gift cards

An interview with Mayor Dave Bing: 'There's a lot of momentum to build on'

Detroiters turn out to boost neighborhoods

Kwame Kilpatrick lands 1st paying gig as speaker at college

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

HIV aid pipeline clogged by state

SCLC seeks stable leadership

Hundreds attend funeral for SCLC leader

Morehouse settles misuse of funds case for $1.2 million

APS hopes for fresh start

The Baltimore Sun

Candidates would spend more on schools

Graziano faulted for 'vision deficit' after decade as Baltimore housing chief

Rolley: Rawlings-Blake lacks 'real' crime plan

Star Ledger

Groups plan protest in Jersey City against toll and fare hikes proposed by Port Authority

Poll finds 'quality of life' responses vary widely in N.J. depending on where you live

Newark school had been flagged before for possible cheating on standardized tests

After years of delays, construction begins in Newark's Ironbound to create Riverfront Park

The Chicago Tribune

Latino children on rise in Cook County

Shooting death of 6-year-old rattles Englewood neighborhood

Trial set for woman accused of hitting son's rival with car

Illinois Republican delegation unveils own map

The Los Angeles Times

Watchdog group questions big donations to Gov. Brown's nonprofits

Bell owes nearly $500,000, California parks department says

Bid for more Latinos on L.A. County board sets up fight

California needs more time to fix prison overcrowding, report says

The Christian Science Monitor

Five myths about Africa

Was S&P right? Congress responds to credit downgrade with sniping.

How to find hope beyond the gloomy job numbers

Police guilty in post-Katrina bridge shootings. 'Healing' for New Orleans?

Who won the debt-ceiling standoff? No one, poll suggests.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ramadan dinner shared with interfaith crowd at Parma mosque

Redistricting gets rolling in Ohio with Republicans holding the pen

Local sewer systems under pressure to stop discharging untreated waste

The Washington Post

The origins of the debt showdown

Black lawmakers launch jobs push

Can America still lead?

Five ways the U.S. credit downgrade affects you

Local governments sweat out downgrade

The youth movement

A quiet increase in teacher firings

USA Today

Medicare costs for hospice care increase 70%

S&P head: Downgrade a 'modest' change

Postal Service warns of $5.5B default

Medicare data show gap in hospital performance, perception

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