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Today in Black America - November 21

POSTED: November 21, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Lawmakers Trade Blame as Deficit Talks Crumble

Deficit Panel Faces a Rift Over Who Ought to Pay

‘Anybody but Mitt’

Ayotte Backing Signals Conservative Support for Romney

Gingrich Site Seeks to Allay Conservatives’ Fears

Protest Puts Coverage in Spotlight

For a Movement, a Question: What Now?

Archdiocese to Speak Out at Rally Urging City Council to Pass Bill on Wages


The Christian Science Monitor

UC Davis pepper spray incident goes viral


Five days left: Would failure by budget super committee matter?

Balanced budget amendment falls 23 votes short in House

Ron Paul's strength in Iowa shows it's too soon to write him off


The Star Ledger


West New York officials say $1-an-hour raise sought by town's crossing guards is 'excessive'

Analysis: N.J. police layoffs lead to fewer arrests for minor offenses

Carter: Onetime N.J. civil rights activist believes that everyone has a story to tell


Small group of Occupy Newark protesters brave cold for cause's sake; overnight plan unclear

Booker to Christie: Newark must keep University Hospital


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit police proposal for system to detect gunshots may be revived

Living with murder: What's the solution? It starts with youths, Detroiters say


Report: Kwame Kilpatrick to speak about second chances at Eastern Michigan


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at community forum: 'I'm willing to listen'

Empowering residents key to stopping violence, forum suggests

Detroit City Council talks deep cuts as mayor announces 1,000 layoffs


The Washington Post


Obama’s base remains loyal

Supercommittee awaits impact on markets

Supercommittee’s failure pushes Bush tax cuts to forefront of 2012 race


The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012


Iowa’s Republican activists taking a new look at Newt Gingrich

GOP candidates court evangelical voters at ‘moral values’ forum

D.C. Mayor Gray shakes up staff

Eugene N. Hamilton, D.C. court chief judge, dies


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Generosity to Clarence Thomas raises questions

High cost of APS test cheating

Hospital mistakes kept secret


Carter unites diverse Baptists

Ga. school district looks at ads to make money


The Los Angeles Times

UC president vows to review police procedures at campuses

Billionaires, insiders plan to place $10-billion tax hike on 2012 California ballot

Californians willing to pay higher taxes for better schools


California public schools fare poorly in new poll

Survey finds ethnic divide among voters on DREAM Act

Study all options for funding a college education


The Chicago Tribune


Cook County budget approved

Judges weigh GOP challenge of congressional map; filing for 2012 races could be extended

Chicago firefighters join health plan as contract talks loom

How Preckwinkle pushed her budget through

County budget cuts staff, raises taxes on liquor, cars


USA Today


Stimulus funds helped some stocks soar

$1B homeowner program mainly benefited 3 states

Black Friday employees push back

Arizona GOP rebuffed in redistricting fight



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


State demands the return of welfare overpayments from more than ten years ago

U.S. Supreme Court case from Cleveland may set consumer protection precedents





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