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Today in Black America - Nov. 10

POSTED: November 10, 2008, 12:00 am

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The New York Times reports the death of South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba at age 76.


The New York Times reports President-elect Obama prepares to visit the White House for a tour and meeting with President Bush.


The New York Times reports on an HIV scare in a suburban St. Louis high school.


The Washington Post reports President-elect Obama’s chief of staff has indicated the middle class will be the focus of the new administration’s economic recovery efforts.


The Los Angeles Times reports that spending on transportation infrastructure has gained favor as a way to jump-start the economy.


The Los Angeles Times reports Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has warned that Obama’s election does not mean the end of racial inequity in the United States.


The Chicago Tribune reports that members of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ celebrated the victory of President-elect Barack Obama, one of their church members.


The Chicago Tribune reports on friends of President-elect Obama who may be heading to Washington to be part of his administration.


The Baltimore Sun reports that Barack Obama’s story has inspired many Americans of diverse backgrounds.


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the different reactions to Barack Obama’s historic victory in Black churches throughout the nation.


The Christian Science Monitor reports that President-elect Barack Obama is moving quickly to build his governing team.


The Christian Science Monitor reports on a Rwandan refugee who got entangled with the court system over a faulty subway fare card.


The Detroit Free Press reports on how area churches celebrated Barack Obama’s historic win.


The Detroit Free Press reports how a Detroit resident, and Chicago native, learned directly from Senator Obama that he had won the presidential election.


The Boston Globe reports that embattled Massachusetts State Senator Diane Wilkerson has indicated a friend as the source that led the FBI to investigate her.


The Boston Globe looks at celebrations marking the election of Barack Obama as President in Black churches in the Boston area on Sunday.


The Indianapolis Star reports that Black churches in Indiana celebrated Barack Obama’s historic victory during their Sunday morning services.

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