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In 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first Black to win an Academy Award for best actor for his role in 1963's "Lillies of the Field."

Today in Black America - March 2

POSTED: March 02, 2021, 10:00 am

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The New York Times

Far-Right Groups Are Splintering in Wake of the Capitol Riot

In Their Own Words: Why Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

Why These 2 N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Are on a Collision Course


The Los Angeles Times

City Council has a new plan for spending $88 million on L.A. communities of color

Firm teachers union stance means LAUSD will be slower to reopen than other parts of state

A ‘new social compact’: California commission calls for higher wages, better jobs


Philly.com

Welcome to Pennsylvania’s very progressive 2022 Democratic Senate primary

Pennsylvania Republicans have left the party in big numbers since the Capitol attack

Pa. Republicans rebuke Pat Toomey over Trump impeachment vote — but don’t censure him


The Chicago Sun Times


Every CPS student to get $450 for food through federal program that will benefit 1 million Illinois children

Democrats move to condemn GOP lawmaker for truck decal, promoting ‘internationally recognized para-military hate group’

‘Inclusive’ or ‘impractical?’ Limits on Kelly’s role in fundraising at issue in race to lead state Democratic Party


The Baltimore Sun

Maryland getting nearly 50,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine this week

Tip from Harford state’s attorney’s office leads to arrest of Maryland man who participated in Capitol riots, FBI says

After a 15-year effort, John Sarbanes’ massive election overhaul finally gets its moment in Washington


USA Today


Vernon Jordan, civil rights activist and Clinton adviser, dies at 85

Mock slave auctions, racist lessons: How US history class often traumatizes, dehumanizes Black students

Lower courts take notice: The Supreme Court is rethinking qualified immunity



NJ.com


Minority entrepreneurs get boost for major N.J. cannabis industry event

Lakewood community condemns photos of children in blackface posted to social media

N.J. mom dies of COVID days after giving birth during emergency delivery


The Washington Post


Lawyer and political power broker who became the confidant of presidents dies at 85

U.S. alleges Proud Boys planned to break into Capitol on Jan. 6 from many different points

Some Senate Democrats rally behind recurring direct payments as jockeying for next relief bill begins






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