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Today in Black America - May 18

POSTED: May 18, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Magnate Steps Into 2012 Fray on Wild Pitch


G.O.P. ‘Super PAC’ Weighs Hard-Line Attack on Obama

Florida Steps Up Effort Against Illegal Voters

Romney Camp Tries to Limit Reporters’ Access, and Rope Line Ruckus Erupts

White House Enlists 45 Companies to Invest in Food Production for the World’s Poor

New Details Are Released in Shooting of Trayvon Martin

Cuomo Pushing City to End Food-Stamp Fingerprinting

New Coalition to Challenge Bloomberg’s Education Policies

Latino Support for Rangel’s Opponent


The Christian Science Monitor

House adopts hard line on Iran. Would stance move US closer to war?

Mitt Romney would be the wealthiest president ever, Forbes calculates

Romney nearly matches Obama in April fundraising

Mitt Romney repudiates idea of using Jeremiah Wright against Obama


The Star Ledger

Pro-Christie group's latest TV ad may sway public opinion on N.J. tax debate

N.J. Senate addresses family-planning funding, property tax caps, more

N.J. Department of Education to shut down Jersey City charter school

Former N.J. Gov. Whitman, Americans Elect group throws in the towel on bipartisan presidential ticket


Newark Councilman Ron Rice backed by another organized labor group in 10th District Congressional Race

New Jersey jobs grow in April, so does unemployment


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Fulton school board celebrates freedom, looks to future

Action Ministries launches summer lunch program

Boulevard "community cleanup" scheduled for Saturday, May 19


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit City Council members on consent flap: Mayor Dave Bing is not telling truth


Database: Michigan now home to more young minorities, census finds

2 identified in Winans' carjacking; SUV found

Former Kilpatrick deputy Kandia Milton testifies against in Bobby Ferguson bid-rigging trial

Rochelle Riley: Mike Duggan quietly tests waters for a run for Detroit mayor


The Washington Post


Trayvon Martin documents reveal new details in shooting

House committee refuses to allow D.C. Del. Norton to speak at hearing

America at a tipping point

A worthy G-8 proposal aims to lift millions out of poverty


Obama holds edge on electoral map



The Chicago Tribune


Greg Kot: Donna Summer was more than just a disco-era diva

CPS plans 60 more charters in 5 years


Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan


The Los Angeles Times

Appreciation: Donna Summer's influence on the disco era can't be denied


New fight takes shape over term limits

U.S. reaches historic demographic tipping point


USA Today


Police: Trayvon Martin's shooting was 'avoidable'

Billionaire puts power behind conservatives

Report: Hewlett-Packard to slash 25,000 workers

Oregon bans Native American mascots in schools

2 admit hazing female FAMU band member


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio charter school treasurer, Carl Shye Jr., is charged with embezzling federal funds


Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald planting seeds for possible run for Ohio governor in 2014

Positive Education Program raises $4 million in agency's first capital campaign

Cleveland student Nichelle Ruffin gets scholarship for undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve and medical school


The Miami Herald


Trove of Trayvon case evidence is released

Silver Knight award winners announced Thursday night






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