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Today in Black America - June 27

POSTED: June 27, 2013, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the first Black writers to crossover to white audiences, was born in 1872 in Dayton, Ohio.

Coverage of the Trayvon Martin case in the Miami Herald

“Get off! Get off!” witness says she heard in Zimmerman trial

The New York Times

Visit Shows Obama’s Tangled Ties to Africa

Blow: Joining Together in Justice

Media Cause Stir as World Awaits Mandela News

Rising Costs of Public Projects Will Be Felt for Years

Mandatory Federal Cuts Hurt Private Sector, Too

Deadline Near With No Deal on Loan Rates for Students

New York City Council Votes to Increase Oversight of Police Dept.

C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police

New Poll of Democrats Suggests a Three-Way Tie

The Christian Science Monitor

Gay marriage: Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop. 8 appeal

Obama lands in an Africa more skeptical of his presidency (+video)

'Boy's voice' called for help, testifies eyewitness in Trayvon Martin case (+video)

US economic growth revised down: Will Fed keep foot on accelerator?

The Star Ledger

Effort to eliminate Rutgers Board of Trustees runs into roadblock

The clock is ticking on N.J.'s civil unions after U.S. Supreme Court decision

Star-Ledger threatens to close without concessions; union officials reject ultimatum

UMDNJ President Denise Rodgers lands new job at Rutgers as schools prepare to merge

The Detroit Free Press

Bobby Ferguson says he's broke, can't afford lawyer; judge to address issue today

Susan Tompor: Pension safety net won't help City of Detroit retirees

DPS lays out grim details of budget cuts, plans to lure 5,000 more students

Where's Pugh? Orr moves to halt his salary; lawyer accuses council president of misdeeds with Detroit teen

Odis Jones hired to help get and keep the lights on in Detroit

The Washington Post

Report criticizing D.C. police in handling rape cases called flawed

Anne Arundel superintendent is picked to lead Pr. George’s schools

Living-wage bill passes initial D.C. Council vote

Obama starts visit to reengage Africa

Conservatives vow fight against gay marriage

Conservatives’ judicial power grab

In Mandela’s village, prayers and love flow to man who has ‘given so much’

The Chicago Tribune

Tunney outlines demands on Wrigley renovation ahead of landmarks meeting

CPS chooses meal provider, but competitor cries foul

State's bad credit rating increases borrowing cost

Emanuel introduces new gun penalties around schools

Beavers denied new trial

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Secretary of State Jon Husted renews pitch for online voter registration system

OSU prof receives nearly $1 million to study vacant lots in Cleveland

USA Today

Many cities face long waits to regain lost jobs

Junk food getting canned in schools

Last moments of Trayvon Martin's life to be painted in detail

The Los Angeles Times

Many low-wage workers who won judgments were never paid

DWP enlists customers as power generators

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