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Congressman Mickey Leland, a fierce advocate for the poor, was born in 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Today in Black America - May 24

POSTED: May 24, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Ending the N.Y.P.D.’s Stop-and-Frisk Abuses

Romney Calls Education ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Era’ and Urges Shift

Voters Shrug at Revelations of Ethnic Claim in Senate Race

Political Ads Don’t Tell Full Story on Private Equity

Hazing Ritual of a Band Is Described in Documents

Individual Health Policies Fall Short, a Study Finds

The Christian Science Monitor

Could 'fiscal cliff' push US into recession? Five questions answered.

Mitt Romney unveils education reform plan heavy on 'parental choice' (+video)

Has Cory Booker hurt his own political career? (+video)

Facebook stock: Once hot IPO now a tale of lawsuits, glitches, and overreach (+video)

The Star Ledger

Christie calls Democrats 'jokers,' urges group to support his $1.6B transportation plan

N.J. Bar Association is OK with Gov. Christie's choices for Supreme Court

Cory Booker set to discuss political future on Oprah's new OWN show

State educational officials place Jersey City charter school on probation

Public hearing on Rutgers-UMDNJ merger set for next week

Treasurer: Christie administration will close shortfall by borrowing transportation money despite promise

The Detroit Free Press

State budget: Schools and movies get boost; taxes fall

DPS offers surplus sites

Detroit clergy launch prayer walks, youth rallies to counteract crime

Detroit council ready to approve budget

Bobby Ferguson pushed me into bid-rigging scheme, contractor testifies

Couple loses discrimination suit against Grosse Pointe schools

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

FAMU victim's ordeal on Bus C

FAMU hazing evidence to be released

Atlanta park system scores below average

Teens face adversity, juggle responsibilities to get diploma

The Washington Post

Is Obama done evolving on gay marriage? Many say no.

Investors sue Facebook, advisers as scrutiny of IPO hype intensifies

Pelosi’s risky pander

Romney promotes school vouchers

Colin Powell criticizes Romney on foreign policy

D.C. protesters bring local problems to ‘pretend mayor’ Trent Franks’s office

The Chicago Tribune

Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago

Fitzgerald to step down as U.S. attorney

Former Stroger aide Tyson to challenge indicted Rep. Derrick Smith

$4.1 million settlement set for pregnant inmates who said they were shackled before giving birth

USA Today

Real federal deficit four times official U.S. tally

Deposition: FAMU drum major wanted to be hazed

N.C. may compensate sterilization victims

The Los Angeles Times

Struggling Hewlett-Packard to slash 27,000 jobs by 2014

H.H. Brookins dies at 86; pastor was influential black leader

Romney makes his case on education

L.A. Unified to settle harassment claim against Cortines

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Midbudget review clears House and Senate, heads to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson plans to visit Columbus to encourage state lawmakers to approve his education reform plan

Legal Aid Society offers free legal advice in Cleveland, Lorain

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