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Today in Black America - April 8

POSTED: April 08, 2013, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: The South African Nationalist government bans the African National Congress (ANC) in 1960, sending the ANC leadership into exile.

The New York Times

Obama Walks a Fine Line as Congress Takes Up Agenda

Judge Reverses Suspensions of Prosecutors in Stevens Case

Obama Apologizes for Praising Attorney General’s Looks

Gap Widens for Faculty at Colleges, Report Finds

Outside Group Invests in Effort to Block Quinn’s Mayoral Campaign

Lhota, at City Hall, Proposes Ways to Curb Corruption


The Christian Science Monitor


As cities lay off police, frustrated neighborhoods turn to private cops


Obama budget takes heat from all quarters (+video)

Kansas anti-abortion law: How divided can the states get?

How US energy policy fails to address climate change


The Star Ledger


Rutgers president Robert Barchi to face questions about Rice firing at Newark town hall meeting


FBI eyes possible extortion at Rutgers connected to Rice scandal, report says

Fifteen Bergen County school districts keep April elections


Still unable to find a job, discouraged Americans leave labor force


N.J. Department of Education gets 38 applications to start new charter schools


The Detroit Free Press


E-mail instructed Michigan's state employees not to attend some jobless insurance fraud hearings

Detroit Historical Society to honor Tuskegee Airman


Former Freedom Rider to help Michigan teens fund historic trip


The Washington Post


Prospects for Senate deal on gun laws improve


Behind Md.’s tough gun proposal, a personal push

In battle for new cancer treatment, questions over health care’s future

Obama to propose $35 million in federal retirement program savings


Va. leaders may withdraw support for coordinating council over gun issue

Md. death penalty is repealed, but what about five condemned inmates?


The Chicago Tribune


Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses gun violence prevention

CPS preschool changes: Sliding-scale tuition, sign-ups

Students share ideas for social change


CPS school closings: Parents, residents speak out against closing West Side school

Democrats consider Beavers' replacement on County Board



The Los Angeles Times

L.A. County commission to look at southeast cities' governance

The basics of better schools

A feeder program for the LAPD


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Vendors of the Cleveland Street Chronicle return to Public Square sporting green uniforms

Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals encourage primary care after a hospital closes


The process of redrawing Cleveland's ward maps came with a cost beyond Akron, Cuyahoga County


Gov. John Kasich's education budget about to be amended by the Ohio House


USA Today


Congress to confront gun debate this week


HIV/AIDS Game Changer: The Quick Self Test






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