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November 27, 2021

Congressman Mickey Leland, a fierce advocate for the poor, was born in 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Today in Black America - November 17

POSTED: November 17, 2021, 9:30 am

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The Associated Press

Rittenhouse jurors to return for Day 2 of deliberations

US Senate candidate McCloskey shows support for Rittenhouse

US offering investment to boost COVID-19 vaccine capacity



The Washington Post


Ahmaud Arbery was shot at very close range, medical examiner says

Sherrilyn Ifill stepping down from NAACP Legal Defense Fund

States sidestep federal guidelines, offer booster shots to all adults


The New York Times

How a Cure for Gerrymandering Left U.S. Politics Ailing in New Ways

The N.Y. Governor’s Race Is Wide Open, and Democrats Are Rushing In

NASA Astronaut to Be First Black Woman to Join Space Station Crew


The Baltimore Sun


‘Who would want to hurt my mother?’ Faithful volunteer found stabbed to death in East Baltimore church.

New Baltimore County redistricting map doesn’t create second majority-Black district; it unites Towson in single district

‘Squeegee kids’ are a symptom of Baltimore’s problems, not the cause | COMMENTARY


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Longtime Atlanta councilmembers face tough runoff challengers

Early voting begins for 3 Fulton mayoral spots, other city leaders

Dickens, Moore slam each other’s record during mayoral runoff debate


NJ.com

More than 100 N.J. police departments couldn’t give us diversity data. That’s bad for police accountability.

N.J. borrows $400M for grants to help colleges improve facilities, Murphy announces

Next up: Biden bill to bring back property tax deduction for most N.J. homeowners


The Los Angeles Times


Progressive Democrats test-drive new hardball tactics

In South L.A., a legacy of limbs lost to diabetes tells a larger story

LAUSD to spend $5 million on gift cards, prizes to encourage students to get vaccinated



USA Today

13 House Republicans voted to pass the infrastructure bill. Here's what their states, districts stand to get.

Trump looks back on Jan. 6 'fondly' and wants to settle scores over false election claims, new book says


Florida teacher at center of ivermectin lawsuit dies of COVID, husband says 'name a law after her'


The Chicago Sun-Times


Facing firing, Chicago’s controversial police union boss formally retires from CPD


Lightfoot appoints Andrea Kersten as permanent COPA chief, defying 20 City Council members who wanted her disqualified


Acting inspector general sounds the alarm about CFD badges reported missing or stolen within months of retirement

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