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Today in Black America - April 12

POSTED: April 12, 2012, 12:00 am

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The Miami Herald

George Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin case

Second-degree murder charge may be hard to prove in Trayvon Martin case

Zimmerman’s arrest in Trayvon Martin case met with relief, anger


The New York Times

Celebrating Health Law, With a Poke at Romney

Santorum Out, Evangelicals Edge Closer to Romney, but Warily

Obama Won’t Order Ban on Gay Bias by Employers

Prosecutor Files Charge of 2nd-Degree Murder in Shooting of Martin

Campus Task Force Criticizes Pepper Spraying of Protesters

Editorial: The Wages of Ideology

Editorial: Searching for Justice in Florida



The Christian Science Monitor

George Zimmerman charged in Trayvon Martin case: Why now, and what next?


Houston's death ruled an accident


Sudan says talks off as border fighting with S. Sudan worsens

Why French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is attracting youth


The Star Ledger

NJ Transit boss defends Gov. Christie's decision to kill Hudson River rail tunnel


Poll: Obama leads likely GOP candidate Romney with N.J. voters


New Rutgers president, hailed as a strong leader, takes over at a time of 'change and opportunity'

Rutgers students, faculty want new president to give more money to education, not sports

Christie says N.J. Democrats must answer for ties to Middlesex County PACs

Gov. Christie's office continues search for new N.J. Supreme Court nominee


The Detroit Free Press

$83 million for schools brings optimism, frustration

Graphic: Impact of School Improvement Grants


Cuts to Detroit budget to be outlined today

ACLU targets invasive strip searches of female prisoners

Benton Harbor NAACP branch delays elections amid controversy


The Washington Post


Poll shows Republican support for war in Afghanistan is slipping


Romney’s ambitious ‘first day’ agenda


American Crossroads vs. Obama


Rep. Allen West: Many House Democrats are Communists

Allen West for GOP V.P.: Why it’s not happening

Is Kaya Henderson shunning the national media?


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

New boss for APD oversight

Panel: Fire APS teacher

Crowd chants against school closings


USA Today

Trayvon killing now a murder case

Fla. state attorney known to be tenacious

Evolution debate allowed in Tenn. schools

Justice Dept.: S.C. voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act

Ariz. lawmakers vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks


The Los Angeles Times

State senators put the brakes on bullet train plans


Pepper spray report sharply criticizes UC Davis leaders, police


Next workers comp reform could favor labor

A gun in hand makes a man look taller, study finds


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

ACLU pushes for 'transparency' in Mayor Frank Jackson's schools plan


Sales tax numbers offer glimpse of future optimism across the region










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