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Ira Aldridge, the great 19th century Black actor, famous throughout the world, was born in 1807 in New York City.

Today in Black America - April 6

POSTED: April 06, 2021, 9:00 am

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The New York Times

In Rare Testimony, Chief Says Chauvin ‘Should Have Stopped’ Pinning Floyd

Democrats Win Crucial Tool to Enact Biden’s Plans, Including Infrastructure

White Evangelical Resistance Is Obstacle in Vaccination Effort


USA Today

Senate official gives Democrats tool to bypass filibuster on certain bills. Here's what it means.

Biden to announce 100% of adults will be eligible for vaccine April 19; US deaths declining sharply: Live COVID updates

AP Top Stories April 6


Philly.com


The deciding vote in Pa.’s high-stakes political redistricting could be yours, if lawmakers agree

To honor Dr. King, fully fund Pa. schools, officials say


Philadelphia Cricket Club removes sign with Native American logo that a neighboring church called offensive


The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City removes statue of Capt. John O’Donnell, a slave-owning merchant, from Canton park on Monday night

A fatal stabbing and a deadly carjacking within a week has Baltimore’s Latino residents on edge


Howard teachers union, school system reach hybrid learning work agreement


The Los Angeles Times


More than 2 million Californians may be leaving stimulus money on the table. Here’s how to get it

California prisons grapple with hundreds of trans inmates requesting new housing

Atlanta shootings expose outdated Asian American stereotypes — and largest U.S. income gap


The Chicago Sun-Times


Lightfoot vows to hunt down adult she says put gun in Adam Toledo’s hand

Democratic ward bosses to be asked to endorse elected school board bills Lightfoot opposes

Advocacy groups celebrate Gerald Reed’s commutation but urge governor to do more


NJ.com


Classroom learning is resuming in N.J.’s largest city, and the governor is cheering it on


N.J. tax revenue, already up $3B, could be even higher, budget analysts say

N.J. loosens COVID travel restrictions, Murphy announces


The Washington Post


Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’

Health workers burdened by stress, burnout, poll finds

Stolen Confederate monument will become a ‘toilet’ unless ‘White Lies Matter’ demands met, group vows





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