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Today in Black America - January 27

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The New York Times

Rioters Followed a Long Conspiratorial Road to the Capitol


Republicans Rally Against Impeachment Trial, Signaling Likely Acquittal for Trump

MyPillow C.E.O.’s Trump Conspiracy Theories Put Company on the Spot



The Baltimore Sun

Coronavirus vaccine eligibility opens to more candidates in Maryland amid access questions

Howard school board approves hybrid learning model with tiered reopening plan beginning March 1

Texas philanthropists say they’re backing out of financing surveillance plane technology that flew over Baltimore


NJ.com (The Star-Ledger)

Rutgers professor who helped create coronavirus saliva test dies

N.J. city to shutter 4 old schools in major district consolidation


Death rate for N.J. Black women after pregnancy is among nation’s worst. Tammy Murphy has ideas to change that.


Philly.com

Legal observers sue Philly police, alleging brutality at Walter Wallace Jr. protests

‘Don’t tell’: Twenty Devereux staffers allegedly harmed children — or kept quiet about the abuse — since 2018

Pursuing racial parity in home appraisals


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawmaker revives bill to give state workers paid family leave

The Jolt: Rep. David Clark heading back to Capitol, without being COVID tested

Metro school board members want Kemp to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine for teachers


The Detroit Free Press

Dearborn City Council votes to remove Hubbard name from civic center ballroom


Coronavirus Obituaries: We remember those that we have lost

Student loan relief extended until Sept. 30: How to take advantage of it


The Los Angeles Times

Growing racial inequities in L.A. County vaccine rollout raise concern

Right-wing extremists stage ‘meme war’ to compete for Trump supporters

Editorial: Do Black lives matter to Congress? The fate of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will tell us


The Washington Post


Biden’s climate plan will target racial, economic disparities

Under Biden, Democrats are ready to revive the battle for net neutrality

This D.C. neighborhood has quietly become a national model for resisting gentrification



The Chicago Sun Times

City Council urged to grant Emmett Till home landmark status before Black History Month

Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover appointed 2 gang leaders from prison, feds say

CPS tells parents to keep children home Wednesday as CTU prepares for potential strike


USA Today


Lawmakers to grill Biden's pick for UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. She's seen worse.

Risky business: Donald Trump isn't alone in seeing his political fate tied to his impeachment trial

Capitol riot inquiry grows to 400 suspects; feds expect to bring sedition charges 'very soon'



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