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Mervyn Dymally, who served as California's Lieutenant Governor, in the State Legislature and Congress, was born in 1926 in Trinidad.

Today in Black America - April 22

POSTED: April 22, 2021, 7:00 am

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Associated Press

Daunte Wright to be eulogized at Minneapolis funeral

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing


Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict


USA Today

Iowa woman who hit Black, Latino children with her car pleads guilty to federal hate crimes


A day after celebrating Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, Minneapolis resumes mourning for Daunte Wright


'God knows what happened': North Carolina deputy fatally shoots Black man, but police release few details


The Los Angeles Times

After Chauvin verdict, what’s next in the movement for racial justice?

Co-founder of Black Lives Matter L.A. says work ‘ain’t near done’ after Chauvin verdict

California’s coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.


The Baltimore Sun


The big cost of learning online: The number of Maryland students who are failing has soared during the pandemic

Maryland officials approve compensation for wrongly convicted Baltimore man. For others exonerated, law change will make claims easier.

Guinness Brewery teams with Black Marylanders to create specialty beers that fund social justice efforts


The Washington Post

Chauvin verdict injects fresh momentum into police reform

Videos and social media are challenging police impunity around the world

Darnella Frazier, teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, celebrates Chauvin’s guilty verdict


The Chicago Sun-Times

Lightfoot shoots down rampant rumors that CPD superintendent is on his way out


Lightfoot clashes with Hispanic alderman during resolution honoring Adam Toledo

CPS plans to offer full-time, in-person learning in the fall


NJ.com

N.J. policing has changed since George Floyd’s death but some major reforms are still on the table


Gov. Murphy questions N.J. cops’ seizure of bicycles, arrest of teen

N.J. reports 46 confirmed COVID deaths, 2,961 positive tests. Nearly 2.6M people fully vaccinated.


Philly.com


Black real estate developers face barriers to growth. A $100M fund targeting Philly aims to assist them.

Controversy flares over how Penn and Princeton treated a MOVE bombing victim’s remains

Pennsylvania might be turning the corner on COVID-19 cases; two Philadelphia zip codes have seen the fastest rise of new cases


The New York Times


An inquiry into the Minneapolis Police Department signals that President Biden will seek to broadly address misconduct.

Chauvin Verdict Brings the Police Relief and Some Resentment

The Flu Vanished During Covid. What Will Its Return Look Like?




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