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Today in Black America - August 17

POSTED: August 17, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Presses His Case in Crucial Iowa, but Perry Is Close on His Heels

Perry Links Federal Reserve Policies and Treason

Federal Policy Resulting in Wave of Deportations Draws Protests

More Unwed Parents Live Together, Report Finds


Schools Restore Fresh Cooking to the Cafeteria

In Albany, a Labor Pact Without Attacks on Unions

Poll Finds Bloomberg’s Approval Rating the Lowest in 6 Years



The Christian Science Monitor

Why some tea partyers are skeptical of Rick Perry

BART backs off tactic of cutting cellphone service to thwart protests

In final Wisconsin recall, signs of a national tea party backlash?

Phone hacking letter spells more trouble for Murdoch and News Corp.

Food gardens at Cape Town schools grow food and teach farming skills


The Star Ledger

Toll hike hearings in New York and New Jersey draw supporters and opponents

Speculation of Chris Christie presidential run continues after Rick Perry joins race

Newark honors first Hispanic officer killed in line of duty by renaming plaza

Lt. Gov. Guadagno won't certify Carl Lewis as N.J. Senate candidate

Cash-strapped N.J. police departments to receive $6M in federal aid

17 Passaic firefighters are laid off after request to make concessions is rejected by union


The Washington Post

Perry now calls HPV vaccine order a ‘mistake’

The Take: Is Perry built for a general election?

White House pounces on Perry remark


Bachmann misleads on fed workers

Democratic incumbents win Wis. recall


A Senate bid could save Allen West

Va. officials reject early exams

Prince George’s plans threatened


The Detroit Free Press


Plan to put more Detroit cops on streets may just be a bandage, experts say


9 Detroit schools to unveil improved facilities next month

A look at Detroit Public Schools projects

Thousands gather to provide school supplies, other giveaways to students

Revenue sharing a sure bet for communities as governor's threat to withhold it lacks teeth

Bing administration improperly used money for poor, too, lawsuit says

Drive to repeal emergency manager law still needs 130,000 signatures on petitions, organizers say


The Chicago Tribune

Cigarette makers: Labels violate free speech

2 Wisconsin Democrats keep Senate seats

Voter group sues over Democratic-drawn districts for lawmakers

State approves Cook County changes to Oak Forest Hospital

Quinn to Rahm: Slow down on Chicago casino


The Baltimore Sun


Tubman Underground Railroad center on Eastern Shore gets funding

Study: Md. child poverty among lowest in U.S.; death rates higher

Rawlings-Blake boasts fundraising advantage

Alonso sends encouraging message to city school leaders

City police officer gets 15 years for killing Marine veteran

Exelon: City will see 'most impactful' job cuts in merger


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Criminal probe of ATL schools heats up

House, Senate maps approved in committees


Parents of dead HS player want investigation


The Los Angeles Times

Bruised by budget battle, Jerry Brown curbs ambitions

Villaraigosa targets Prop. 13 in Sacramento address

L.A. County officials say crime would rise under prison plan












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