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Today in Black America - September 15

POSTED: September 15, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Assigning a Jobs Bill as Homework


Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama’s Jobs Bill


Poor Are Still Getting Poorer, but Downturn’s Punch Varies, Census Data Show


Furor Over Loans to Failed Solar Firm


Pay for Only 4 Years of College. Guaranteed.

Average Scores Slip on SAT

Immigration Advocates Split Over Arizona Boycott


The Christian Science Monitor

From jobs plan to tax cuts, can deficit ‘super committee’ handle mission creep?

Wal-Mart aims for change with multibillion-dollar initiative to help women

New York special election is a smelling salt for Obama, Democrats


Majority of blame for Gulf oil spill lies with BP, two US agencies find


Will striking Tacoma teachers be ordered back to work?


The Star Ledger

Key witness cross-examined in ex-Newark deputy mayor's corruption trial

Braun: Christie misses the mark on grading teachers, author says

Gov. Christie stresses importance of staffing public schools with high-quality teachers during school visit

Elizabeth school board president: I didn't know my children were receiving free lunches

Carl Lewis says battle over N.J. Senate race strengthened his candidacy


After complaints of sub-par conditions, Trenton officials tour controversial city school (with videos)


The Washington Post

Obama’s chance to bounce back

White House loan program that backed Solyndra struggles

Postal Service proposal could mean slower deliveries

The starvation of America’s middle class

D.C. students to be tested on sex education

Poll: Obama’s support slipping in Va.


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit could turn over management of light-rail project to group of experts

HUD: 101-year-old can go home

Wayne County moving ahead with $300M jail facility


Snyder plan gives health care reform oversight to nonprofit firm

Gov. Rick Snyder tells Michiganders to shape up in speech on health care, insurance

Jalen Rose paints picture for Senate panel of how hard school must work



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Consolidating Ga. universities?

Georgia SAT scores slip, participation rate rises


The Baltimore Sun

In upset, Conaway loses council seat

Rawlings-Blake tight-lipped on plans for next four years

Md. seniors score slightly lower on SATs, mirroring national trend

Count of homeless young people up in Baltimore, report shows


The Chicago Tribune

Illinois foreclosures surge nearly 18%

Teen remains in coma after Logan Square beating

Stroger's brother-in-law resigns from county health post


The Los Angeles Times

UC tuition could rise 16% annually over four years

California cuts may undermine U.S. healthcare reform


Effort launched to raise $200 million for L.A. public schools


SAT scores for class of 2011 decline in every aspect

3 big bills in a pile of minutia


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New congressional map passes House committee, but Democrats considering taking plan to ballot

Rep. Dennis Kucinich will seek re-election in Cleveland, setting up primary battle with Rep. Marcy Kaptur


Sen. Sherrod Brown is pitching a bill to achieve Obama's school repair goal

Ohio poverty at more than 30-year high, census numbers show



USA Today

Obama defends loan for now-bankrupt solar firm









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