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May 06, 2021

Robert Abbott launches the Chicago Defender newspaper in 1905 and begins a golden age in the life of the Black press.

Today in Black America - April 19

POSTED: April 19, 2021, 7:30 am

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USA Today

After a critical year for COVID and climate, Earth Day 2021 is Thursday. Here's what you should know.

'We must show up no matter what': Foreboding air as people gather in George Floyd Square ahead of Derek Chauvin trial closing arguments

Adam Toledo vigil: Demonstrators call for reform after fatal police shooting in Chicago


The Chicago Sun Times

‘They just shot my baby,’ says father, moments after 7-year-old daughter killed at McDonald’s in Homan Square

Prosecutor who detailed Toledo shooting video put on leave because he ‘failed to fully present the facts,’ Foxx’s office says

Lightfoot dispels ‘rumors’ about her resignation: ‘I will continue to serve today, tomorrow and into the future’



The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Police are being trained to step in when fellow officers cross the line. Will it prevent misconduct?

Protesters support Black Lives Matter, Asian Americans at demonstration on North Avenue in Baltimore

Teens at a Baltimore County magnet school saw a need adults couldn’t meet. So they stepped in to mentor others.


Associated Press

Rwanda report blames France for ‘enabling’ the 1994 genocide

Key events since George Floyd’s arrest and death

Attorneys at Chauvin trial in Floyd death make final pitch


NJ.com

What rights do drivers have during a traffic stop?

N.J. couple creates COVID car, offers free rides to vaccine appointments

Teen charged in shooting of 1-year-old in Newark



Philly.com


How Philly, the nation’s most supervised big city, cut its probation numbers by a third


SEPTA’s new mural has misspelled the first name of Frederick Douglass, prompting dismay

Ousted Temple business school dean indicted on fraud charges tied to college rankings scandal



The Washington Post


Half of American adults have received at least one vaccine dose, says CDC

Congress faces renewed pressure on gun control after Indiana’s red-flag law fails to thwart FedEx shooter


Colorado judge used the n-word and proclaimed that ‘all lives matter.' Now she’s resigning.


The New York Times

Minnesota Governor Calls Alleged Assaults on Journalists ‘Chilling’

As New Police Reform Laws Sweep Across the U.S., Some Ask: Are They Enough?


Ray McGuire Wants to Show He’s Not Just the Wall Street Candidate






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