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Today in Black America - August 29

POSTED: August 29, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

After 6-Year Quest, Romney Becomes G.O.P. Candidate


Conservatives Cheer Platform’s Sharp Turn to Right


How the Republicans Built It

Video Feature: Key Speeches From the Republican National Convention


Federal Court Finds Texas Voting Maps Discriminatory

Obama Courts the Votes of a Less-Engaged Youth


Assembly Leader Admits Fault as Critics Assail Secret Payoff


New Code Aims to Ease Suspensions of Students



The Star Ledger


Moran: Gov. Christie was good but not great in GOP convention speech

At N.J. protest party, Christie critics find speech out of touch with 'reality'


Newark residents call on Christie to expand Medicaid coverage under Affordable Care Act


Juveniles entitled to hearing before being moved to state prison, N.J. court panel rules

Report: Judge postpones former Hackensack chief's sentencing



The Christian Science Monitor

Rick Santorum attacks Obama over welfare reform waiver. Was that fair?

Gas prices spurt as Gulf's rigs, refineries brace for hurricane Isaac (+video)

Mombasa riots deepen concern about religious tensions in Kenya


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit parents' rally urges others: Expect more and get involved in kids' education

Wayne County: Proposal for public-safety millage fails to get super-majority

Detroit police to buy guns to make city streets safer


High court to hear ballot issue cases

Detroit police, Catholic churches announce gun buy-back program



The Washington Post

Christie address rouses RNC delegates


The Fix: Winners and losers from Night One

GOP platform shows rightward shift

Obama’s ‘You didn’t build that’ quote: Still being taken out of context


Court rejects Texas redistricting plan


Vincent Gray proposes campaign donation limits

At a black middle-class picnic in D.C., racism in election campaign hardly goes unnoticed

Republican platform supports affirmative action for Republicans


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Special events director in Atlanta mayor’s office resigns after DUI arrest


Gwinnett chamber drops opposition to charter school amendment

State’s mental health fixes behind schedule


The Chicago Tribune


Chicago Teachers Union to file 10-day strike notice

Emanuel appointees propose more oversight on ethics


The Los Angeles Times

Young Ariz. illegal immigrants fight policy

Survey offers dire picture of Calif. two-year colleges


L.A. supervisors voice concerns on Fire Department tax hike

Brown takes softer line in latest plan to rein in pension costs



USA Today

Christie tells the GOP to stop being the nice guys

Obama drums up youth vote in Colorado, Iowa


FAMU band 'president' charged in hazing death



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cuyahoga County Board of Elections won't fight Jon Husted's early voting schedule


Cleveland kindergartner assigned to non-existent school gets an apology from the CEO: Phillip Morris

Gov. Kasich takes stage at GOP convention, tells of real progress in Ohio






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