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Today in Black America - August 23

POSTED: August 23, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

For Obama, a Moment to Savor, if Briefly

Super Disclose Them

U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy’s First Reprieves

A Dream Fulfilled, Martin Luther King Memorial Opens

Weighing Race and Hate in a Mississippi Killing


District Attorney Asks Judge to Drop Strauss-Kahn Case

Under Bloomberg, a Sharp Rise in Accusations of Cheating by Educators


Dean of Columbia College Resigns After Two Years


The Christian Science Monitor

US should raise taxes to help fix deficits, say business economists

Obama troops do damage control on faltering economy

George Pataki in the 2012 presidential race? His assets and drawbacks.


Strauss-Kahn case: why prosecutors want to drop all charges



The Star Ledger

How an irate response to a Carl Lewis e-mail cost an N.J. assemblyman his job


Opinions of Gov. Christie worsen since he took office, poll shows


Newark Mayor Cory Booker hosts city's first toy gun exchange


U.S. transportation secretary moves to protect $450M in Northeast Corridor upgrades


N.J. senator calls for investigation into Elizabeth school district's free lunch program


The Washington Post

Battle for the Senate takes shape


Opposition to Obama hardens

Black lawmakers grill Obama aide on jobs

Rep. West not pursuing Senate seat in Fla.


A tribute to one man moves many

A new day (and year) dawns for charter schools



The Detroit Free Press

Visitors to King memorial express awe at its beauty, significance

Rochelle Riley: King memorial stands for more than the man


Clarke, Conyers may be heading toward swap of congressional districts


More cash incentives offered to live in Detroit


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Key panel OKs voting map

Atlanta school board hears about open meetings law

APS pushes for documents in cheating probe


The Baltimore Sun

School systems need to address improvements to buildings

Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes

Consumer advocates fear traditional banks will offer payday loans


The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel: A 'down payment' on changes

Talks between CPS, teachers hit snag


For first time in three years, CPS admissions process for magnet and selective schools is unchanged

Decried as 'window dressing,' City Council oversight role sits idle

Saggy pants under assault, but is it racial profiling?

Prosecutors: Pregnant teen begged for her life before gunman shot her



The Los Angeles Times

More budget cuts possible for universities

Hospital-related infections drop under California initiative

Legislators feel the heat at South L.A. jobs summit

California charter school association gets $15-million grant


USA Today

Miss. 19-year-old could face death in hit-run killing


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio says 'no' to $176 million in federal aid for jobless benefits


Work on Inner Belt Bridge, other transportation projects could halt if Congress doesn't act





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