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Today in Black America - August 26

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USA Today

In a Rust Belt city split by inequality, people are battling for health care justice. The fight for change is a fight for their lives.

Court upholds death sentence for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof

Living in the 'gray area': How gaps in health insurance coverage haunt vulnerable patients



The Associated Press


Half of US workers favor employee shot mandate: AP-NORC poll

US jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 353,000


What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one?


The Baltimore Sun


8-year-old PJ Evans, a Marylander fatally struck by a stray bullet, remembered for gentle soul and NFL ambitions


With teens and adolescents lagging in COVID vaccination rates, Maryland doctors are working to close the gaps

UMBC’s Freeman Hrabowski, who turned school into a model for producing minority scientists and engineers, to retire in 2022


The Chicago Sun-Times


Pritzker to order indoor masking for all 2 and up, plus mandatory vaccine for educators from kindergarten to college

Lightfoot forges ahead with Oct. 15 vaccine mandate for city employees, despite opposition from all four police unions


Black Caucus mapmaker wants to preserve 18 majority African-American wards


NJ.com


Students required to get COVID vaccinations at N.J. community college

N.J.’s highest paid school superintendent in every county


N.J. reports 21 COVID deaths, 1,766 cases as hospitalizations top 1,000 for 1st time since early May


The Los Angeles Times


How a Black prosecutor called out racism in the D.A.'s office

Recall backers blame homicide rise on Newsom

LAPD coronavirus cases spike as officials finalize vaccine mandate, others push back



The New York Times

Kamala Harris Pledges U.S. Help for Afghan Women and Children

Opinion: Let’s Not Pretend That the Way We Withdrew From Afghanistan Was the Problem

Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission


The Washington Post


U.S. hospitalizations hit 100,000 for first time since January


Opinion: It looks like the Jan. 6 select committee means business

House Jan. 6 panel issues wide-ranging records request


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

As Atlanta’s population changes, so does the race for mayor

Herschel Walker faces big hurdles as he launches U.S. Senate campaign


U.S. House advances $3.5 trillion spending package, John Lewis Voting Rights Act











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