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Today in Black America - July 23

POSTED: July 23, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Civil unrest over the city's condition ignites Detroit in 1967, resulting in 43 deaths, 7,000 arrests and $50 million in damage.


The New York Times

Obama Seeking to Take Credit and Set Course for Economy


Hearing Set for Suit Disputing Detroit’s Bankruptcy Filing


Editorial: Getting Detroit Back on Its Feet

Little Power to Wield for Detroit’s Mayor During Bankruptcy

More Computer Failures in City’s 911 System

Legal Battles Continue as Hospital in Brooklyn Nears Closing Date


The Washington Post


Poll shows African Americans passionate about Martin case

Pace of 2016 race already being set by outside groups


Super PACs, other groups party like it’s 2016


New civil rights chief will be pressed to charge Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin killing

When I work with black teens in trouble, why should they open up to the clueless white lady?


To hear the Obamas discuss race, listen to them when they're in Chicago

In conversations on race, everyone has to listen

Rep. Steve Cohen explains tweet about being black


The Christian Science Monitor

Detroit bankruptcy: The war shifts to the courts

Al Qaeda growing, but less focused on US, study finds


'Stand your ground' laws rattle US politics, society



The Detroit Free Press

Detroit bankruptcy judge: I'll decide city pension funds case


Detroit bankruptcy, Kevyn Orr's doubts discussed weeks before EM was hired, e-mails show


Detroit reassures potential conventions that events will go on despite bankruptcy


Michigan residents being lied to by state on bankruptcy, UAW president Bob King says



The Star Ledger

Trenton officials go door-to-door in West Ward to meet residents, discuss gun violence

Will he or won't he? Christie, Buono trade barbs as governor's race heats up over debates question

NJPAC revises schedule for outdoor concert series in wake of last week's fatal shooting

Newark superintendent Cami Anderson up for bonus while challenges mount


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on East Cleveland killings: 'This is what happens when you have poverty'

Gov. John Kasich says Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland should get state cash

Northeast Ohio natives hope fitness website inspires healthy changes in the black community

School voucher programs expand, giving Ohio more programs than any other state


Ohio's school voucher programs explained


The Los Angeles Times

Convicted Vernon official sues to keep huge pension

San Diego mayor faces sexual harassment suit

As Arizona governor, Napolitano put higher education on agenda

California prison officials to meet with advocates of striking inmates

Work paid off for Watts winners in national engineering contest

More community colleges facing accreditation problems


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Georgia decides against 'Common Core' test

Michelle Nunn to announce for Senate seat

Man accused of threatening anchors over coverage

Georgia decides against offering 'Common Core' standardized test






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