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Today in Black America - May 5

POSTED: May 05, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960, only the second civil rights bill passed since Reconstruction.

The New York Times

Editorial: A Better Economy, Still Far From Good

Wage Growth Indicates a Not-So-Healthy Economy

Inequality Has Been Going On Forever ... but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Inevitable

Polio Is Spreading at High Rates, Health Agency Says

In California Race, a Latina Democrat Carries Hopes of Her Party and People

G.O.P. Hopeful Finds Tribal Tie Cuts Both Ways

Vermont School Districts Consider Consolidation

Heroin’s New Hometown

The Christian Science Monitor

Minnesota school massacre averted: template for community vigilance?

The 'transfer' deficit: Push is on to propel students past community college

Can Obama's 'Year of Action' revive his presidency?

How’s your 'well-being?' It could depend on where you live.

Condi Rice cancels Rutgers speech after Iraq War protest

The Star Ledger

N.J. has distributed less than 25 percent of federal Hurricane Sandy aid

28-year-old Newark man shot dead outside his home

Newark mayor's race: Jeffries releases Spanish ad, Baraka announces endorsement

Ocean Twp. girls, 12, brought knife to school in plot to stab classmate, cops say

Newark budget woes make state takeover more likely

Missing William Paterson student found dead in apparent suicide

The Detroit Free Press

Plans fall into place for Warren's dream of downtown

Cinco de Mayo Parade in Detroit cut short after deadly shooting

'We still have some rivers to cross,' those at NAACP Detroit dinner told

Harvard law professor to keynote Detroit branch of NAACP fundraiser

Michigan lawmakers balk at new Common Core-based standardized test

Montco foundation to fund educational initiatives

Guards, inmates reunite at Philly prison

Newark race becomes a battleground for wider power

US teachers nowhere near as diverse as their students

The Washington Post

Liberal donors aim to mobilize left’s core voters

For Obama, a renewed priority on climate change

How a tiny nonprofit grew into a giant that paid its top staffers millions

High-profile Naval Academy sexual assault case alters four lives forever

What’s on the agenda for Public Service Recognition Week?

Cantor calls for special counsel for IRS investigation

Fairfax schools chief tied to evaluations under scrutiny

New book offers ground-level view of D.C. education

The Chicago Tribune

4 shot in River North among 2 killed, 17 wounded across city

Editorial: Why Illinois job creation lags

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

100 Cuyahoga County rape kit indictments: What have we learned?

Why hasn't the Cuyahoga County executive race been more competitive? (analysis)

The Los Angeles Times

Donald Sterling may fight to keep Clippers, Garcetti says

UCLA again considering diversity class requirement

USA Today

Inventor battles unsafe drinking water in Africa

Ex-Christie worker to testify on bridge scandal

Tablets and the future of education

Baby safety gates not always safe, study finds

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