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Today in Black America - May 25

POSTED: May 25, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Takes Early Leap Into Campaign Fray

Romney's Massachusetts Woes: A Bad Omen?

Both Campaigns Seize on Romney’s Years at Bain

Primary Election Challenge to Rangel Turns Into a War of Dueling Endorsements

Number of Ailing Banks Falls as Earnings Reach 5-Year High, F.D.I.C. Says


Wesley Brown, Pioneer as Black Naval Graduate, Dies at 85


Hal Jackson, 96, New York Broadcaster Who Broke Racial Barriers in Radio, Dies


Christie Accepts Monitoring of Muslims

Cuomo Says His Record Will Help Elect Democrats Across New York



The Christian Science Monitor

Israel, land of Jewish refugees, riled by influx of Africans


Psst, students. Still hope for low-rate student loans, despite Senate balking

Despite ancestry controversy, Elizabeth Warren tied with Sen. Scott Brown


The Star Ledger

Carter: St. Joseph student leaves high school with a perfect record

Senate President Sweeney pushes N.J. Democrats to support Christie tax-cut compromise


10th District congressional candidates debate military spending, same-sex marriage, war on drugs

Irvington police chief suspended with pay after apparent disagreement with police director

Three black steel workers at Hamilton Siemans facility accuse company of racial discrimination

N.J. Assembly votes to increase minimum wage to $8.50


The Detroit Free Press


7-year-old's suicide shocks Detroit community

Police: 7-year-old Detroit boy was depressed, bullied before suicide

Detroit councilwoman decries bullying, 7-year-old's death

Detroit City Council OKs $1.12B budget with severe cuts to firefighters, EMS, jobs, parks, many services

Graphic: Breakdown of Detroit's 2012-13 city budget

Detroit Public Schools suspends 18 employees over suspected unemployment fraud


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lowery: Whites replacing black judges

Hall a no-show at cheating tribunal

FAMU victim's horrifying final night



The Chicago Tribune

Cook County hunts for private money

When it came to pensions, state officials looked out for No. 1


USA Today

Obama: This will be a close election

Ky. tests find toxic soil near homes


Motions: Limit public information in Trayvon Martin case


Flock stands by pastor who calls for eliminating gays


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's education plan does not get legislative approval, but deal is made to pass it soon

Warming climate, aging population, poverty could prompt spike in heat deaths, study says




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