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Today in Black America - August 23

POSTED: August 23, 2021, 9:40 am

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution

New police chief hopes to build trust with Gwinnett community, lower violent crime

DeKalb candidates qualify: 83 will run in dozens of city races

22 candidates to run for 9 seats on Atlanta school board



The Baltimore Sun


Fix the city: Brandon Scott’s plan to stop the exodus of Black families from Baltimore | COMMENTARY

Baltimore Rep. Kweisi Mfume is navigating the rarest of congressional second acts


How are Maryland COVID cases, vaccinations and other metrics trending? Here are the latest numbers. [GRAPHICS]



USA Today


Donald Trump booed at Alabama rally after telling supporters to 'take the vaccines'


Armed protests are picking up, and a new study says they're more likely to turn violent

AP poll: Most back school mask, vaccine mandates


The New York Times


Full Approval of Pfizer Vaccine in U.S. May Spur Mandates

Deeply Divided, House Democrats Battle Over Priorities and Politics

4 Ways Parents Can Calm Their Back-To-School Fears


The Los Angeles Times


L.A.’s mayoral election is months away. But some are already unhappy with the choices

State officials open investigation into whether Larry Elder failed to disclose income sources

Josephine Baker is first Black woman given France’s top burial honor


NJ.com


14-year-old boy dies after he is shot in the head at N.J. gas station

Henri dumps more than 8 inches of rain on parts of N.J. Latest town-by-town rainfall totals.

Here’s how much housing inventory has dropped in each N.J. county


The Chicago Sun-Times


Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline remain under observation for COVID-19

New Black-owned coffeeshop looks to end ‘whitewashing’ of coffee industry

7 killed, at least 36 others wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago that included two mass shootings


The Washington Post


Portland protests descend into violence as left- and right-wing demonstrators clash

Opinion: Let’s take the win. Do infrastructure first.

The nation’s challenged roads, bridges, rails and ports: 10 projects showing the big-ticket needs






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