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April 21, 2021

The National Urban League was founded on this date in 1911 in New York City upon the merger of three social service organizations.

Today in Black America - March 4

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Philly.com

If D.C. won’t increase minimum wage for Pa., Harrisburg should | Editorial

Pace of COVID-19 vaccinations increasing in Philly and across U.S.; Republicans most reluctant to receive vaccine, polls show

Philly’s biggest employers spend billions outside the city. Inside a new effort to bring that money home.



The Chicago Sun-Times


CPS proposes going back to school in August, ditching traditional post-Labor Day start


CTU president Sharkey ‘confident’ high school reopening deal can be reached, but warns schools won’t look the same

Couple struggles to hold on to eatery — their story, that of Small Business America one year into COVID-19


The Baltimore Sun


Ex-Laurel police chief charged with 12 arsons, targeting officials he disagreed with, police say

The Maryland Senate has passed 9 major policing bills. Here’s what to know about each one and what comes next.

Baltimore, Prince George’s leaders push for more equitable COVID vaccine plan: ‘We can reverse the course’


NJ.com


In 2nd year of COVID graduations, some N.J. colleges will have in-person ceremonies

N.J. man brutally beaten by correctional officers, left in own feces, lawsuit alleges. He died days later.

2 N.J. councilmen indicted on mail-in voting fraud charges


The New York Times

Targeting State Restrictions, House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Expansion

Inspector General’s Report Cites Elaine Chao for Using Office to Help Family

Black Farmers May Finally Get the Help They Deserve



USA Today


A ‘gobsmacking number’ of students in need aren’t applying to college. Are we missing 'an entire generation'?

'We must act now': House passes police reform bill named for George Floyd

Texas Gov. Abbott's own adviser says it's 'too soon' to drop masks; Selma march goes virtual: Latest COVID-19 updates



The Washington Post

House passes voting rights bill as states push new restrictions

In Trump probe, Manhattan district attorney puts pressure on longtime chief financial officer


Ethics probe of transportation head Chao found potential violations, but Justice Dept. declined to prosecute, inspector general says





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