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Today in Black America - September 16

POSTED: September 16, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Book Details Dissension in Obama Economic Team

Boehner, in Washington Speech, Reaffirms No-Tax-Increase Position


Bipartisanship of the Wrong Kind


House Republicans Push Stopgap Spending Bill

Racial Bias Seen in Study of Lead Dust and Children

Ex-Basketball Prodigy Dies on Streets Where He Lived

City Hands Off Part of Teacher Evaluation Effort to the State

Newark Is Betting on a Wave of New Principals



The Christian Science Monitor

In countering Obama on jobs plan, Boehner gives hint of compromise (VIDEO)


Texas's record as death penalty capital: a help for Rick Perry?


Tornados, fires, floods: How much will Congress allot for disaster aid?

Ghana aims to abolish witches' camps


The Star Ledger

N.J. Attorney General's Office outlines steps to increase black recruitment into N.J. State Police

Atlantic City casino workers plan two more demonstrations to protest proposed pay cuts


Trenton school district continues to have busing issues, despite changes

Angry N.J. politicians urge Gov. Christie to veto $420K film tax credit for MTV's 'Jersey Shore'

Elizabeth school district to review employees' applications to enroll kids in free lunch program

Gov. Christie dissolves Council on Affordable Housing


The Washington Post

GOP rewrites state election laws

Carville to Obama: Fire your staff

Facing foreclosure, many area homeowners scramble for help

Where are the compassionate conservatives?

Obama plan could cede less ground


Student fatally stabbed at Bowie State

Paving the way for community


Black leaders mostly forgive Jackie

‘Clean’ D.C. budget bill advances


The Detroit Free Press

Kilpatrick's former aide tied to costly pension deal

State House OKs bill to stop employers from offering domestic partner benefits

Fired employee sues mayor, city


Crime Stoppers offers $1,000 reward for solution in missing couple case

House OKs bill against some union deductions


Bus riders to take complaints to Detroit City Council


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Parole board swamped with Troy Davis petitions

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed: "we can't stand by" and let schools fail


The Baltimore Sun


City mental health clinic having trouble meeting payroll

Kunta Kinte festival in Annapolis gives glimpse into African-American heritage

Md. Politics: City Council primary still too close to call


The Chicago Tribune

Feds think Blagojevich could get 30 years or more, sources say

Gambling bill would weaken state's regulatory muscle, critics fear


The Los Angeles Times

Delay of 16% yearly UC tuition hikes likely

2 Coliseum officials go on leave amid calls for their ouster


Supreme Court halts Texas execution


USA Today

Obama: My bill will create 1.9 million jobs

Opposition growing to Obama jobs plan

White House promotes digital schools

Troy Davis' death row case in Georgia goes global



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Anisfield-Wolf awards honor Isabel Wilkerson, John Edgar Wideman, other writers for works on race, prejudice

Ohio House Republicans pass new congressional map, but future of plan is unclear


Legal Aid Society offers free legal advice to low-income residents

President Obama returning to Ohio next week, with a bridge on the agenda






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