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Today in Black America - December 23

POSTED: December 23, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

House G.O.P. Leaders Agree to Extension of Payroll Tax Cut

A Victory Considerably Aided by the Other Side

Editorial: The House Backs Down

Michigan City Turns Down Millions of Dollars, Saying Federal Money Is Not Free


Parts of Immigration Law Blocked in South Carolina


After Missing Out Last Year, 7 States to Share Almost $200 Million in Education Grants

Black Women Enlisting at Higher Rates in U.S. Military


The Christian Science Monitor

Racist newsletters put Ron Paul on the defensive for first time

Is Sheriff Joe Arpaio using racial profiling to find illegal immigrants?


Democrats turn tables on GOP as Boehner relents on payroll-tax deal



The Star Ledger

N.J. receives $38 million in Race to the Top education funding

N.J. committee assigned to redraw congressional districts submit final proposals

Funeral held for Garfield teen shot by police, as supporters plan a march to call for investigation

Gov. Christie reaches contract agreement with two public worker unions


Jersey City church hosts annual memorial service for homeless, the "most vulnerable" among us, as winter arrives


The Detroit Free Press

Does uncovered tombstone tie black family to Gen. Robert E. Lee?


Claud Young: Civil rights leader, physician to former Detroit mayor

After brewing for decades, Detroit's financial crisis hits the boiling point


11 arrested in protest over Detroit library closures

Rochelle Riley: If you think Detroit has problems ...

Civil disobedience a possibility, opponents of emergency manager law say


The Washington Post

House GOP surrenders on payroll tax cut

Perry’s roar now more of a whisper

Problems possible at nearly 65,000 Arlington graves, report finds

Journalists cite strained rapport with White House press office

At D.C. charter schools, a variety of challenges



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Free housing for Atlanta cops?


Atlanta to identify pockets of foreclosures, run-down properties

APS will offer Saturday help for struggling students


Fulton approves new district maps


The Chicago Tribune

Cardinal under fire for comparing gay rights movement to Ku Klux Klan

CPS to lengthen high school days by 36 minutes next year

Pastor seeks Bull's help in fight with Goliath


Countrywide bias deal affects 15,000 in Illinois

Illinois schools win share of federal money


USA Today

Independent voter bloc sees continued growth


Website lets donors choose whom to help

GOP lawmaker apologizes to Michelle Obama

Autopsy: FAMU band member died within an hour of beatings


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

U.S. government investigation finds Cuyahoga County's election machines are flawed

Cleveland MetroHealth to serve record 100,000 patients in its emergency department

Nearly $2.9 million spent so far by outside groups hoping to oust Sherrod Brown








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