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POSTED: July 22, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: The first Black Power conference is held in Newark (N.J.)in 1967, with more than 1,000 delegates from 126 cities, Bermuda and Nigeria.

The New York Times


Obama Plans to Unveil His Agenda for Economy

Cries of Betrayal as Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions

Editorial: Justice Sequestered

Washington Push for Higher Minimum Wage for Workers Has Walmart Balking

President Offers a Personal Take on Race in U.S.


The Lede: Obama’s Remarks on Race Prompt Outpouring


Demonstrations Across the Country Commemorate Trayvon Martin


Bloomberg Sues Liu for Rejecting City Contracts



The Christian Science Monitor

Detroit bankruptcy: Is it a warning sign for America?

With Detroit bankrupt, is 'blue model' to blame?

'Stand your ground' laws rattle US politics, society

Trayvon Martin rallies: Has Al Sharpton 'gone mainstream'? (+video)


The Detroit Free Press

For many Detroit residents, the city has felt bankrupt for years

Orr defends Detroit bankruptcy on national TV, says city 'dug this hole'

Stephen Henderson: Washington must see Detroit's potential

Detroit not alone under mountain of long-term debt


Rochelle Riley: Retirees must share some responsibility

Oakland, Macomb county executives planning New York trip to calm bond-rating agencies after Detroit bankruptcy


The Star Ledger

Newark barbecue turns deadly when gunman shoots into a crowd

Bergen County Executive distances herself from adviser amid controversies

Teaneck top zip code for Booker donations, analysis finds

Last in the pack, Sheila Oliver runs curious campaign for U.S. Senate

Beyond the poverty line: The high cost of 'getting by' in New Jersey



The Chicago Tribune

6-year-old still in critical as 2 questioned in shooting are released

West Side police commander paying home visits to warn gangbangers

City schools poised to feel impact of deep job cuts

Some suburbs pass assault weapon restrictions, others dissuaded by gun owners

Another Burge case, another $10 million


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


East Cleveland officials fear more victims after bodies of three women found wrapped in plastic

Cuyahoga County kindergartners get $100 college savings accounts in program administered by KeyBank

Rep. Marcia Fudge talks Trayvon Martin case on 'Meet the Press': Obama 'could feel the anger' (video)

Cleveland group protests Trayvon Martin verdict along Superior Avenue Friday night (slideshow)

Five new charter schools in Cleveland avoid review by Mayor Frank Jackson's education panel


The Washington Post

Retired Detroit workers on edge over bankruptcy

Obama speaks out first as a black American

Opposing views before Obama's remarks on race, a round of applause after

Protesters call for ‘justice’ for Martin

Obama's remarkably personal speech on race in America

Whatever happened to urban policy?

D.C. tuition grants at Howard University see steep decline

Parents question recent changes to charters, private schools, poll shows


The Los Angeles Times


Prison hunger strike leaders moved to separate quarters

Black surgeon to get $4.5 million in racial bias suit

Billboards urging HIV tests for gay black men stir controversy

Houston counter-protest defends Zimmerman


USA Today

Poll: Public service valued; politics — not so much

Obama sets campaign to tout his vision for the economy





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