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Today in Black America - December 15

POSTED: December 15, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

U.S. Officially Ends Its Mission in Iraq

Editorial: Holder Speaks Up for Voting Rights

Omnibus Spending Bill Held Up as Congress Dickers Over Riders and Restrictions

In a Tactical Shift, Romney Trains Sights on Gingrich

Failure Rate of Schools Overstated, Study Says

Marijuana Use Growing Among Teenagers

A Renewed Push to Allow Later Reports of Sexual Abuse

The Christian Science Monitor

Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich: making 'moderate' a dirty word

Illegal immigration across US-Mexico border hits historic low

High school seniors smoke marijuana more than cigarettes, survey finds

As Iraq war ends, strange hush descends on US bases

Pushing racial buttons, a young firebrand stirs up South Africa

Star Ledger

Essex County freeholders award controversial immigration detention contract

N.J. DYFS is still failing to help troubled families under their supervision, report says

N.J. Attorney General blocks public knowledge of State Police overtime pay

South Jersey Food Bank to receive extra $2 million in funding as demand increases

UMDNJ vice president to head university until new leader is found

Newark politician pleads guilty to income tax evasion

The Detroit Free Press

Wealthy private investors hold out hope for light rail in Detroit

WSU will weigh instituting tougher standard for admissions

House vote moves Michigan a step closer to unlimited charter schools

State move to help Detroit, other cities with urban farming

Michigan jobless rate dips below 10% for first time in 3 years

The Washington Post

After nearly 9 years, $800B, Iraq war draws to close with quiet ceremony

Payroll tax talks come to a standstill

Some in GOP worry: Will a Gingrich nomination drive away voters?

Obama’s five paths to reelection

Panel urges compensation for people harmed in medical experiments

To the rescue: The private sector

IRS files new lien on Barry’s house

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sharp drop in Ga. unemployment rate

Fraud possible at FAMU

Local shops get airport spots

Santa Cop gives kids positive interaction with Atlanta police

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois House Republicans want to roll back corporate income tax hike

Cook County told to pay $7.6 million in hospital retaliation lawsuit

Cook County state's attorney graduates offenders from alternative prosecution program

CPS hands out capital dollars to schools slated for turnaround

Activists 'occupy' newspaper name

The Los Angeles Times

Apologies for pepper-spray incident at UC Davis come with a warning

UC Berkeley to offer financial aid to more middle-income families

Judge rejects claim that Cal State tuition hike was illegal

Statewide education groups decry budget cuts

L.A. school board ends preference practice at charter schools

USA Today

HUD mortgage aid program stumbled fast

State starts criminal probe of FAMU officials

Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

Number of death sentences hits a 35-year low

Boomers go back to community colleges

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party shows healthy divide as prosecutor's race heats up: Mark Naymik

Jurors acquit George Phillips-Olivier, suspended CMHA chief, of all but 1 corruption-related charge

Rev. C. Jay Matthews sentenced to 15 months in prison on tax charges

Blooms atop history for African-American cultural garden in Cleveland: editorial

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