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Today in Black America - January 14

POSTED: January 14, 2021, 2:00 pm

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The Washington Post

Democrats demand investigation of whether Republicans in Congress aided Capitol rioters

Governors warn of long-term dangers to their state capitols

Capitol riot vs. George Floyd protest: A visual comparison of how police responded to White and Black crowds


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ossoff, Warnock likely to be sworn in before Senate impeachment trial

Kemp tries to set new tone at Capitol after divisive election

Kemp calls for big increase in school funding, teacher supplements


The Los Angeles Times


Granderson: Yes, they’re actually blaming Black people for the violent insurrection by the pro-Trump mob

Skelton: Schwarzenegger was right. Many of his fellow Republicans are ‘spineless’

1 in 3 L.A. County residents have been infected by coronavirus, new estimate shows


The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore insurance brokers file complaint accusing Erie Insurance of discriminating against Black customers

Maryland legislature gets down to the ‘people’s business’ with less pomp, more reflection on 2021 opening day

Racial slur said repeatedly during Carroll County Public Schools virtual orientation



NJ.com (The Star-Ledger)

N.J. reports 5,967 new COVID cases, 94 deaths as major vaccination expansion begins

N.J. school district plans to remain virtual for remainder of school year due to COVID


Respected N.J. police officer dies after ‘valiant fight’ against COVID, officials say


Philly,com

Retired Delco firefighter and Del. man with Confederate flag arrested in connection with Capitol riot; Pa. lawmaker will prosecute Trump’s Senate case

Some Philly students will likely return to in-person learning in February, Hite says

U.S. Attorney William McSwain resigns after a tenure marked by high-profile cases, public feud with Krasner


USA Today


Armed 'militias' are illegal. Will authorities finally crack down if they show up at state capitals next week?

Some lawmakers dodged Capitol security, now Pelosi wants $5K fines for ignoring metal detectors

Black and white still define America as Biden prepares to take office, country deals with Capitol riots aftermath


The Chicago Sun Times


COVID-19 cluster developing at CPS school, forcing 8 into quarantine in 1st week back, officials say

Speaker Welch charts ‘new direction’ for Illinois House

Criminal justice reform bill puts Chicago FOP on the clock to cut a deal



The New York Times


Jaime Harrison Said to Be Pick for Next D.N.C. Chair

Sharp Rise in Jobless Claims Underscores Pandemic’s Economic


More Arrests Made Amid New Calls for Investigation of Capitol Attack







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