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Today in Black America - April 7

POSTED: April 07, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Takes Aim at Inequality in Education

Bloggers Challenge President on Standardized Testing

Obama Meeting Fails to End Stalemate Over Federal Budget

Gung-Ho for Big Cuts in Spending, Less Fond of the Ones That Hurt Back Home

Federal Departments Lay Out Plans in the Event of a Government Shutdown

Cuomo’s Centrism Draws Praise but Stirs Suspicion

Critics Call Terrorism Hearing in Manhattan Anti-Muslim

High-Level Departures Continue at City Schools

The Detroit Free Press

7 metro Detroit schools to benefit from GM's $27.1-million gift

Prison move lets former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick begin bid for parole

Highland Park school district can't find evidence radio ads were even created

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's nod to Al Sharpton: asset or liability for 2012 reelection bid?

Fuzzy government shutdown math: Are cuts worth $33 billion or $73 billion?

In Wisconsin Supreme Court election, signs of a pro-union backlash?

Why is Glenn Beck leaving his Fox News show?

Gbagbo on his way out? Ivory Coast violence dying down? Not so fast.

Will Libya stalemate force US out of its back-seat role?

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

NAACP objects to Civil War marker

Ga. House talks possible shutdown

State effort targets diabetes

Fulton against closing Grady clinics

Immigration protest leads to arrests

Baltimore Sun

Maryland-based federal workers brace for shutdown

9 other city housing inspectors failed background checks

Downtown plan urges conversion of vacant office space

Teen substance abuse on the rise

Star Ledger

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley criticizes Christie in speech at annual Democratic fundraiser

N.J. political contributions by public contractors at lowest level in years

N.J. Turnpike toll collectors accuse agency of violating First Amendment in privatization feud

Gov. Christie calls NJEA leaders 'political thugs' in interview with Diane Sawyer

Newark school board votes down 6 new high schools scheduled to open

Hudson County Democrats tap Jersey City police detective for N.J. Assembly seat

The Washington Post

Obama says shutdown would be ‘inexcusable’

Conservatives have put themselves in a corner

Analysts: Economic damage depends on duration

Federal examiners protested help for politically connected bank, e-mails show

Lorraine Green’s powerhouse role

Kwame Brown slammed in audit

Mayor: Federal shutdown will close D.C. agencies

Chicago Tribune

Emanuel sizing up new City Council

Historic low turnout in suburban vote

Northwestern says star journalism professor lied

Gun debate waged from Chicago to state Capitol

The Los Angeles Times

Assessing Jerry Brown's first 100 days

L.A. County supervisors drop provision for greater public oversight of discretionary funds

California Gov. Jerry Brown tells cops, 'I've got 3 guns'

New panel to review L.A. community colleges' flawed rebuilding program

USA Today

Most major U.S. cities show population declines

Unofficial Wis. results show challenger leads by 204 votes in court race

Former U.S. rep in Libya to seek Gadhafi's exit

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