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Today in Black America - August 15

POSTED: August 15, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Low Rates May Do Little to Entice Nervous Consumers

A Jobs Agenda, Anyone?

After Iowa, Republicans Face a New Landscape

Obama Shifts Gears From Coaxing G.O.P. to Swaying the Public


State Challenges Seen as Whittling Away Federal Education Law


California Scrutinizes Nonprofits, Sometimes Ending a Tax Exemption


Divining New York’s Fate Should a Double-Dip Recession Hit

Jails Chief Steps Down Amid Inquiry



The Detroit Free Press


Fire sales are crippling metro Detroit communities, leaders say

Detroit education in national spotlight during 2-hour live MSNBC broadcast

How metro Detroit homeowners can get help

Focus: HOPE's Eleanor Josaitis was 'like our Mother Teresa'

Scholarship effort dreams big for Detroit

Association salutes Riley for literacy column


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Emotions still raw in Tillman beating

Church gives Morris Brown $22K

Dems warned on redistrict vote

Head trauma cited in Creecy's death

Big changes for school systems



The Baltimore Sun


Md.'s only public boarding school tries for new start in its 4th year

Mackey celebrated as union trailblazer and 'very brilliant guy'

Baltimore Insider: Cosby to campaign door-to-door with Otis Rolley


The Star Ledger

N.J. union representatives are 'dragging their feet' on developing new health plans, Gov. Christie says

PolitiFact New Jersey: Group claims N.J.'s pension, benefits reform destroys collective bargaining rights

Christie's courtship of business pays off in contributions

Campaign trail a rough route to run for Lewis

Settlement in N.J. sergeant selection process case draws mixed emotions from officers

Former superintendent goes back to school, on a mission

The Killing Cycle: Inside story of the Essex County homicide squad as it tries to break the murder chain


The Christian Science Monitor

Pawlenty exits GOP race; leaves Romney, Perry, Bachmann to duke it out

Tea party fortunes are fading even as its star Michele Bachmann shines


Rick Perry enters presidential race. Can he overtake Mitt Romney?

Help starving Somalia now

Ghana schoolboy launches his own Somalia famine fundraiser

Why Egypt is angry over $65 million in US democracy grants


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. teachers test a pilot evaluation program

Homeowner mortgage write-off may be in jeopardy

N.Y. educator turns down principal's job at L.A. arts high school

Democrats pushing Obama to do more to create jobs


The Chicago Tribune

Youths appeal to U. of C. for formation of trauma center

Taping a sticky issue for some school boards -- School boards caught on tape

City asks community to be 'a force for good'


The Washington Post

Geithner, Bernanke have little left in arsenal

Lack of diversity marks debt panel

Coburn takes on Medicare, Medicaid

Cases fire away at gun restrictions

The wrong — and right way — to manage a school district

Board faces 16 discrimination suits

Last salute for a black veterans’ group



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Shooting deaths in Cleveland stall, but gun violence still takes a toll

Cleveland Schools transformation plan faced distractions; CEO Eric Gordon sees progress

Carl and Louis Stokes Central Academy struggles to transform itself into a better place

After bumpy start, East Tech connects with its students

Cleveland's Central neighborhood shows improvement on the surface


Governments, schools and libraries going to voters in November to make up for lost money


USA Today

Economists' outlook: 30% chance of recession

U.K. riots raise concern for American unrest










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