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Today is Black America - May 6

POSTED: May 06, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Robert Abbott launches the Chicago Defender newspaper in 1905 and begins a golden age in the life of the Black press.

The New York Times

Stories of Struggle and Creativity as Sequestration Cuts Hit Home

Editorial: A Disappointing Debut

The Great Divide: How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment

N.R.A. Leadership Rallies Members for 2014 Elections

Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court

Girl’s Death by Gunshot Is Rejected as Symbol

Wrongfully Convicted Often Find Their Record, Unexpunged, Haunts Them

Corruption Charge Expected for Senator

The Christian Science Monitor

Teenagers, social media, and terrorism: a threat level hard to assess

As NRA meets, Great Gun Debate intensifies America's culture war

Republicans pursue probe of Benghazi attacks, name witnesses for hearing

The Star Ledger

Jersey City mayor's opponents say his comments about nude photos insult Hispanics

Sources: Middlesex prosecutor stepping down to work for Attorney General

Christie administration silent as it starts raiding affordable housing funds, report says

A quarter of N.J. workers fall short of rising living costs, study shows

Buono's money woes threaten campaign, cause a change of mind

The Detroit Free Press

Gov. Snyder, U.S. education secretary to visit 3 schools today

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano says he was trying to reduce his budget when he terminated James Wallace.

Cincinnati's top cop is finalist to become Detroit's police chief

Technology upgrades among big-ticket items in school elections

The Washington Post

Recognition Week highlights work of public employees

Federal education loan policy knocks some students off black campuses

LaPierre: NRA members will never surrender guns

Column: What has the GOP done since November?

How military rifles became a civilian favorite

Inside the Baltimore jail gang scandal

Poll: Despite FBI inquiry, road funding overhaul, Va. governor still popular

The Chicago Tribune

Police fatally shoot teen they say fired at pedestrians

HIV positive man accused of sexually assaulting teenage boy

Governor vetoes bill that would upgrade electric grid

First lady cites Chicago violence in CBS interview

Restaurant, retail jobs at issue in immigration legislation

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Senate bill vote today on state taxing Internet purchases

Cocaine, heroin suspected in Kris Kross rapper’s death

Morehouse, Spelman alums reflect on sometimes tense history

DeKalb school system spends more than other systems on legal expenses

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

President Barack Obama visits The Ohio State University to deliver commencement address

Kent State University May 4 shootings remembered 43 years later

Sen. Rob Portman targeted by gun control advocates after background check vote

RTA, union seek harsher penalties to protect bus drivers from assault

Ohio 'right to work' fight likely to resurface in state legislature

The Los Angeles Times

Garcetti, Greuel find common ground

Getting patients off the merry-go-round

Thousands in Reserves, Guard lose civilian jobs

Using technology to fight cheating in online education

USA Today

Obama to launch new jobs tours

Study: Many suicidal kids have access to guns at home

Uncle meets resistance in planning Tsarnaev's burial

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