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Today in Black America - January 28

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The Washington Post

U.S. economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020, the worst year since World War II

At first coronavirus briefing, White House acknowledges vaccinations will take months

Self-styled militia members in 3 states began planning in November ahead of Capitol breach, U.S. alleges


Philly.com

As Philly City Council gets back to work, here are 4 things to watch

Philly Fighting COVID’s founder met with City Council about vaccines in November. No one asked about his health-care credentials.

Philly police chief sought to use tear gas against protesters as Kenney hesitated, investigation says



NJ.com (The Star-Ledger)


Every N.J. COVID-19 vaccine site handles appointments differently. Here's how to register in every county.

There’s new push to restore your property tax break, and Senate’s top lawmaker is leading the charge

N.J. prison leader should be removed in aftermath of alleged beatings, Senate Dems tell governor


The Baltimore Sun


Maryland’s Heather Mizeur will try to unseat Republican Rep. Andy Harris next year

Maryland senators want to add $520M to Gov. Hogan’s $1B pandemic financial aid proposal

Baltimore councilmen request price gouging investigation into Comcast internet data cap; grace period extended to August


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Bill seeks two copies of photo ID to vote absentee in Georgia

Superintendent: CDC recommendation won’t sway Clayton County to open schools

The Jolt: If Republicans have a problem with Marjorie Greene, they aren’t saying


The Chicago Sun-Times


Feds arrest Illinois man allegedly caught on TikTok video fighting National Guard at US Capitol

Why Chicago can’t immediately vaccinate all its teachers

Emmett Till childhood home now an official city landmark


The Los Angeles Times

L.A. has avoided a New York-level COVID-19 hospital meltdown as conditions improve

UCLA wins $3.65-million grant to build ‘Age of Mass Incarceration’ archive with LAPD records

Man arrested with explosives may have been targeting Gov. Newsom, authorities say


The Detroit Free Press

Whitmer: GOP threat to withhold school COVID-19 funds is 'cruel and reckless'


Watch replay: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State address 2021

Anthony Adams, ex-deputy to Kwame Kilpatrick, to run for Detroit mayor


The New York Times

Millions Meant for Public Health Threats Were Diverted Elsewhere, Watchdog Says

Extremists Emboldened by Capitol Attack Pose Rising Threat, Homeland Security Says

How Biden Could Use Reconciliation to Speed Through His Pandemic Aid Plan


USA Today


'This is fantastic': Mass vaccination clinics to play key role in ending COVID-19 pandemic

Biden to reopen Obamacare enrollment Feb. 15 to May 15 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Undoing Trump's policies and other things Biden did his first week as president







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