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Today in Black America - January 7

POSTED: January 07, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Marian Anderson debuts in 1955 as the first Black to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House.

The New York Times


Faulty Sites Confront Poor and Jobless in Search of Aid

In Jobless Youth, U.S. Is Said to Pay High Price

Cuomo Proposes $2 Billion in Tax Cuts

Clash of Priorities Sets Up Showdown on Pre-K Push


Yellen Wins Backing of Senators to Lead Fed

Editorial: Unfair Phone Charges for Inmates


Test Scandal in Atlanta Brings More Guilty Pleas

Study Ties Diabetic Crises to Dip in Food Budgets


The Christian Science Monitor

Israel, no longer a haven, sends African migrants to prison (+video)

Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Utah, pending appeals court decision (+video)



The Star Ledger

Prisoner benefits scandal: N.J. lawmakers pass bill to close loophole that cost millions

Federal judge denies motion to throw out wiretaps in Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's corruption case

Linden councilman announces bid for mayor, making second run for city's top seat

Bill requiring upgrades to school security passes Senate Committee


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan tax relief likely to lead lawmakers' agendas for 2014

Detroit bankruptcy case delayed a full week due to bad weather


Brenda Jones voted Detroit City Council president, edges out Jenkins

Editorial: New City Council leader must help lead Detroit through tough times


Philly.com

D.A., controller and judges sworn in at sleepy ceremony

Philly cops to have new policy for interactions with transgender community


A downfall of Philly's grand-jury policy

Squatters terrorize a North Philly block



The Washington Post

Income gap takes shape as a focus ahead of midterms

You’ll never believe what doctors are using to fight gut infections

Do small businesses really need their own agency?

Session preview: Virginia’s new beginnings


Session preview: Maryland

Has Obamacare shrunk the uninsured by 9 million?

In some states, nearly half of job-seekers are long-term unemployed

OP-ED: National service as one solution to jobs crisis

Prince George’s County loses 500 student assessment tests




The Chicago Tribune


Cancelled Metra trains, CTA delays during today's commute

Illinois tax refunds to come with state spending information

South Side alderman files lawsuit alleging extortion

Retired state workers sue over pension changes


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland tech conference attracts hundreds despite cold and snow

Gov. John Kasich adds to re-election team

Editorial: Minorities should make this the year they ramp up their battle against cancer

United Way of Greater Cleveland announces new strategy


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cold shuts schools, puts homeless at dire risk

Six more APS defendants enter guilty pleas

Atlanta pastor found stabbed to death


Reed sworn in, emphasizes crime fight, infrastructure

New ethics chief was fired from previous job



The Los Angeles Times


Sheriff Baca to retire, sources say

Jahi McMath case muddies an already agonizing subject









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