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Historian and journalist, Lerone Bennett, Jr., senior editor of Ebony magazine, was born in 1928 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Today in Black America - September 7

POSTED: September 07, 2012, 5:00 am

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The New York Times

Editorial: President Obama’s Second Chance


Obama Makes Case for 2nd Term: ‘Harder’ Path to ‘Better Place’

Obama and Democrats Point to Foreign Policy Strength

New Orleans Levees Hold, and Outsiders Want In

With Medicaid, Long-Term Care of Elderly Looms as a Rising Cost

Plan to End Bankruptcy in Rhode Island City Gains Approval


Hoping for Change at Queens School Where Chancellor Has Ties



The Charlotte Observer

Obama asks for 'common effort, shared responsibility' in spirited DNC finale

2012 campaign has sharpest choice since the 1960s

Charlotte vs. Tampa: Well, how'd we do?

DSS leader's dismissal still shrouded in mystery


The Washington Post

‘Our path is harder, but it leads to a better place’

DNC night three: Winners and losers

Three takeaways from Obama’s DNC speech

For many blacks, jubiliation from 2008 becomes determination in 2012

An endangered breed in the South


Democratic National Convention ends with a storm of excitement

The RNC and DNC, side-by-side

Region one of nation’s most diverse

Pr. George’s school superintendent leaves



The Christian Science Monitor

Obama speech: Do Republicans have any ideas besides tax cuts?

Why Democratic platform uproar points to deeper challenge for party

Democratic convention platform debacle: How much will it matter?


The Star Ledger

Jobs outlook brightens after companies boost hiring in August

Newark man gets more than 5 years for role in mortgage fraud scheme

N.J. Sen. Rice calls for feds to look into state control of Newark, Jersey City and Paterson schools

Democratic National Convention notebook: Sen. Lautenberg implores N.J. Dems to stand up to Gov. Christie



The Detroit Free Press

Potential Kilpatrick corruption trial jurors show no hard feelings toward ex-mayor

Detroit City Council to vote today to override Snyder's decision on ballot issues


Detroit Public Schools student attendance improves to 85% on 2nd day

Rochelle Riley: For two young voters, Obama has more explaining to do

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon claims budget woes but has 41 appointees


The Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Bring on the debates!

CPS board president joins contract talks with teachers union


Suit claims CPS teacher was fired over class size


Chicago police adopt mandatory hate-crime training


Young rapper's slaying linked to feuds on Twitter, YouTube



USA Today

President Obama says full recovery needs more time

Diversity spreads to all corners of the USA

Reports stir hopes of big August job gains

Mortgage rates steady, continue to help housing

Report: Md. high school players solicited prostitutes


The Los Angeles Times

Anti-Prop. 8 groups to pay fines for campaign finance violations

Teachers union gives another $6.9 million to Prop. 32 fight

'Drug free' clubs launch at Santa Clarita high schools

Romney's radical vision for education


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Technical colleges hike tuition

DeKalb board bars parents from crucial meeting







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