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April 15, 2021

Harold Washington, first Black mayor of Chicago, was born in 1922, and civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph in 1889.

Today in Black America - March 29

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The New York Times

As Some States Limit Voting Rights, New Jersey Will Expand Them

Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over Policing

Yang and Adams Clash, Councilman Exits: 5 Takeaways From Mayor’s Race


USA Today


Trump White House COVID-19 coordinator Deborah Birx says most deaths could have been avoided

No 'consistent rationale': Why vaccinations are open to all in some states and not others

Suez Canal blockage could intensify shipping delays, lead to shortages of toilet paper, coffee and other consumer goods


Philly.com


Hundreds arrested in Philly uprisings may avoid prosecution through restorative justice

Democrats had a brutal 2020 in Pa. besides Biden. Now they’re charting a path forward.

Losing faith in government? Look to your local town council.


The Chicago Sun-Times

Foxx says new study backs her stance that too many misdemeanor cases are brought to court

Toxic CPS-CTU feud simmers under surface of latest reopening talks

Laura Washington: Republicans don’t want Kamala Harris to succeed on immigration. That’s why she must


NJ.com


Big COVID vaccine eligibility expansion starts today. Here’s everyone in N.J. who can now book shots.

N.J. schools and teachers plan to return to in-class learning, follow Gov’s directive

Some N.J. schools are opting for virtual learning after spring break



The Los Angeles Times


Animals were likely source of coronavirus, not lab leak, WHO says

How should Manhattan Beach atone for its racist past?

Seeking help with her 12-year-old’s video schooling, a mother says she endured teacher’s racist rant



The Washington Post


Dreams of launching U.S. rockets from Brazil could mean the eviction of descendants of enslaved people

When every new dollar goes to old debt, families wonder whether stimulus will end poverty

Black-owned distilleries are breaking barriers that once surrounded Kentucky’s bourbon industry






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