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August 01, 2020

Educator and civil rights champion the late Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President of Morehouse College, was born on this date in 1895.

Today in Black America - February 18

POSTED: February 18, 2021, 10:00 am

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The Washington Post

Democrats to formally introduce Biden citizenship bill

Trump-McConnell clash threatens to settle into a cold war as GOP eyes midterms

As millions remain without power amid more snow and ice, blame and questions mount


The Chicago Sun-Times

Statues of four U.S. presidents among 41 under the microscope by Chicago committee

City targets vulnerable communities for mass COVID vaccinations; any local over 18 eligible

Fred Hampton’s childhood home to become a community center, museum


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

‘Zip-tie guy’ and mother charged in Jan. 6 insurrection denied bond

Doug Collins weighs 2022 challenge to Brian Kemp or Raphael Warnock

Herschel Walker argues ‘reparations teaches separation’ in Wednesday hearing


The Los Angeles Times

Did COVID-19 hospital surge cause unnecessary deaths?

Smith: Black people still aren’t getting COVID vaccines. This pastor isn’t having it

California GOP delegates seek to censure David Valadao for voting to impeach Trump


USA Today

The U.S. lost a whole year of life expectancy – and for Black people, it's nearly 3 times worse

'Righting wrongs': Congress is taking another look at reparations for slavery

'An electrical island': Texas has dodged federal regulation for years by having its own power grid


The New York Times


McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack

The Real Story of the ‘Draft Riots’

No, Wind Farms Aren’t the Main Cause of the Texas Blackouts



The Baltimore Sun

Coronavirus hurts housing affordability: The 5 most and least affordable metro areas

Getting a COVID vaccine can feel like winning the lottery. Here’s how some Maryland residents did it.

Health clinic serving Prince George’s, Montgomery counties picked as Maryland’s first for Biden-Harris COVID vaccine initiative


Philly.com


Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will host Philadelphia’s first 24-hour, walk-up vaccination site


Philly’s school reopening is pushed back again. City councilmembers questioned the plan.

Eight people shot near Olney Transportation Center, Philly police say





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