today in black history

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 17

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The New York Times

Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

Los Angeles School District Eliminates One-Third of Its Police Officers


Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.


NJ.com

Paterson cop under investigation in beating of 18-year-old faces a second accuser

Trump Plaza implosion in Atlantic City: Here’s how to watch live today.

N.J. judge suspended for 10 months over violations in assault case


The Baltimore Sun


Baltimore Sun Media poised to be acquired by nonprofit from Tribune Publishing

Hundreds of Howard educators participate in drive-in rally to protest school system’s hybrid learning plan

Morgan State University, other HBCUs to receive more than $650,000 in grants to help preserve campus, buildings


The Los Angeles Times

L.A. school board cuts its police force and diverts funds for Black student achievement

L.A. elementary schools can reopen, but it’s complicated

Some essential workers eligible for vaccine in L.A. County beginning March 1


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta students can pick in-person or online classes for last quarter

Paid parental leave for Georgia employees and teachers passes House

Kemp unveils overhaul of ‘ripe for abuse’ citizen’s arrest law


The Chicago Sun-Times


Census delay creates redistricting uncertainty


‘Chicago Fire’ actor Joe Miñoso aims to create space for people of color, LGBTQIA+ students to find film/TV gigs

Kinzinger’s relatives write second letter slamming him for Trump impeachment vote



USA Today

Biden wants to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court. That's underscored a lack of diversity in lower courts

Stuck in traffic? Americans with longer commutes could be inhaling dangerously high levels of carcinogens, study says.

She was the first Black person freed by Lincoln, long before his presidency. Her grave was paved over and her story hardly known.


The Washington Post


He became one of the Navy’s first Black four-star admirals. The military has work to do on diversity, he says.

McConnell shows that legacies don’t matter when facts no longer do

The Texas grid got crushed because its operators weren’t prepared





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