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June 12, 2021

NAACP Field Secretary and civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963.

Today in Black America - February 16

POSTED: February 16, 2021, 9:30 am

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The Washington Post

Biden seeks to return attention to combating the coronavirus with televised town hall

U.S. seven-day average of daily new cases drops below 90,000 — first time since early November

Pelosi: There will be 9/11-style commission to probe Capitol riot


The Baltimore Sun

Who gets checks, tax breaks — and when — from Maryland’s coronavirus pandemic RELIEF Act package?

Federal judge grants release to Baltimore man who served decades for drug crimes; may signal more releases coming

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra rebukes flutist over social posts pushing conspiracy theories on vaccines, election


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

State attorney general to DA Fani Willis: Again, no Brooks case recusal

L. Lin Wood enlists ‘Army of Patriots’ in battle to retain law license

Atlanta considers creating its own bottling business to employ ‘water boys’


The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles D.A. and George Floyd’s family add voices to LAPD mock-valentine photo outrage

L.A. County elementary schools cleared to fully open

Blue Shield vows to dramatically speed up California vaccine distribution


The Chicago Sun-Times

Lightfoot says CPS would ‘never have opened without mayoral control,’ fuels speculation of backing away from elected school board

Former Republican state senator joins race to oust Pritzker, arguing he better understands voters’ struggles

CST Editorial Board: More than ever, assault weapons are an undeniable threat to representative government


Philly.com

Groups pushing racial equity didn’t get a city contract while the ‘college kids’ at Philly Fighting COVID did

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Pennsylvania; doctors’ group ‘deeply troubled’ by Pa. vaccine decision

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


USA Today


America has a history of medically abusing Black people. No wonder many are wary of COVID-19 vaccines

Poll: A majority of Americans say they want Trump to be unable to hold future office

President Biden to extend mortgage relief, ban on home foreclosures through June


The New York Times

Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot.

Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe


A Black Soldier’s Heroism, Overlooked in 1965, May Finally Be Lauded in 2021






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