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March 02, 2021

In Montgomery, AL 15 year-old Claudette Colvin is arrested for refusing to move from her seat for a white passenger on a city bus in 1955.

Today in Black America - February 12

POSTED: February 12, 2021, 9:00 am

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The Washington Post

House managers wrap their case in impeachment trial, warning of violence without a conviction

Mounting evidence suggests Trump knew of danger to Pence when he disparaged him amid Capitol siege

Two officers who helped fight the Capitol mob died of suicide. Many more are hurting.



The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore-area housing market sees record January as coronavirus pandemic continues to push sales

Maryland state delegates add immigrants to coronavirus aid bill, creating potential snag for emergency relief

Momentum grows to repeal Maryland Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. But how to replace it is up in the air.


The Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago requires convicted gun criminals to register, makes arrests but won’t prosecute violators

Chicago aldermen pressured by CPD to use menu money for cameras, license plate readers

Lightfoot, Preckwinkle say not ‘enough doses’ to expand vaccine pool — but Pritzker argues it’s unfair to deny ‘medically vulnerable’


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia House, Senate give final OK to bonuses, health and school spending

Historic Black school in Marietta gets new life with renovation project

Fani Willis takes center stage in the Trump show


USA Today

Proud Boys splintering after Capitol riot, revelations about leader. Will more radical factions emerge?

'Just not equal at all:' Vaccine rollout in Chicago a microcosm of racial disparities nationwide

Reopening schools has been expensive. Making up for student learning losses may be worse.


Philly.com

Imploding Trump Plaza is ‘poetic justice.’ Atlantic City is torn about its legacy.

Philly is struggling to bring students back to classrooms for the first time since March. A different debate has erupted in the suburbs.

The nation’s oldest juvenile lifer, Joe Ligon, left a Pa. prison after 68 years


The Detroit Free Press

Lack of Black neighbors in Detroit's Islandview rentals leads to Fair Housing Act lawsuit

Democrats: Trump attacks on Whitmer helped pave way to US Capitol riot

1 rural town, 2 small colleges and the thin line between death and survival


The Los Angeles Times

Family of Dijon Kizzee, who was killed by deputies, files claim against L.A. County

Biden administration to start processing asylum seekers forced to ‘Remain in Mexico’

Los Angeles vaccination sites forced to close early after running out of vaccines



The New York Times


Officers’ Injuries, Including Concussions, Show Scope of Violence at Capitol Riot

Oath Keepers Plotting Before Capitol Riot Awaited ‘Direction’ From Trump, Prosecutors Say

Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo: How to Turn Your Red State Blue








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