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The first attempt by civil rights protesters to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama was halted by state troopers in 1965.

Today in Black America - February 3

POSTED: February 03, 2021, 9:00 am

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The Washington Post

As rift grows, GOP senators blast House member

Biden moves quickly to make his mark on courts


Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter activists clashed in a Florida suburb. Only one side was charged.


The Chicago Sun-Times


New ‘Chicago Police Torture Archive’ details acts of Jon Burge and underlings


15-year-old girl wounded in Chicago-to-Evanston shooting spree dies; becomes 5th person killed

Lightfoot’s City Council floor leader goes public with his resignation



The Los Angeles Times


‘I was just bawling in my PPE’: Surge fades, but anguish remains for healthcare workers

Defund or reform UC campus police? Sharp disagreement surfaces


Gov. Newsom recall backers report raising more than $2.5 million


NJ.com


Police Director Tawana Moody, a civilian, takes over atop the Jersey City Police Department

N.J. court hears arguments in case that has stalled expansion of medical marijuana

Onetime N.J. gang leader shot dead while firing gun in Florida casino, cops say


The Detroit Free Press


Michigan State Police director asked to testify over text messages that can evade FOIA

Michigan launches tuition-free program for adults who are 25 and older

Michigan schools chief: Districts should lengthen school year given pandemic learning loss



Philly.com


Philly’s rough COVID-19 vaccine rollout adds challenge to reaching skeptical Black residents: ‘Our reticence is sacred’

The ‘twice as good’ rule for Black leaders brings unfair scrutiny to Danielle Outlaw | Solomon Jones

Union president: Teachers and families deserve safe ventilation if they’re going to school during a pandemic


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood faces allegation of illegal voting

Ossoff, Warnock receive their Senate committee assignments

Mary Norwood running for open Atlanta City Council seat this year


The New York Times

Burned by Low Reimbursements, Some Doctors Stop Testing for Covid

The AstraZeneca vaccine is shown to drastically cut transmission of the virus.

Democrats Speed Ahead on Economic Aid Package


USA Today


House Republicans, divided and angry, meet to decide fate of Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene

5 charts show the wide gap between Biden's, Republicans' coronavirus aid proposals

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor at the Capitol; Biden pays respects




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