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July 03, 2022

Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - January 3

POSTED: January 03, 2022, 10:30 am

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The Associated Press

Biden pushed to speak out more as US democracy concerns grow


Schools adapt for return from break as COVID-19 cases surge

Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story


The New York Times

Jan. 6 Panel Faces Difficult Questions as Anniversary of Capitol Riot Approaches

Opinion: The Republican Party Is Succeeding Because We Are Not a True Democracy

Board Diversity Increased in 2021. Some Ask What Took So Long.


USA Today


Last parent of one of the four Black girls killed in 1963 Birmingham church bombing dies

Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal Twitter account permanently blocked

Capitol police protected democracy on Jan. 6; their scars keep the day's memory ever-present


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta school board approves contract to publicize equity work

Buckhead cityhood leader tweets, deletes post from white nationalist blog


Once the ‘richest Negro street,’ Sweet Auburn tries to hold on


The Baltimore Sun

Maryland education leaders vow to keep schools open despite rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases

Baltimore tried new ways to stop the violence in 2021, but homicides and shootings remain frustratingly high and consistent

311 calls for rat abatement in Baltimore up in 2021. Experts, exterminators point to same solutions to control rodents.


The Los Angeles Times

In Watts, a rise in homicides follows years of declining violence

L.A. transmission rate at highest point since early months of pandemic

L.A. has a new plan for creating more housing. An AIDS nonprofit wants it thrown out


NJ.com

More N.J. schools switch to virtual learning as COVID continues to surge

Biden’s next task: Reining in this multi-billion dollar scam | Editorial

Here are 9 things to know for 2022 about changes to your 401K, child tax credit, Social Security


The Washington Post


Since Jan. 6, the pro-Trump Internet has descended into infighting over money and followers

Capitol Police see sharp increase in threats to Congress, departure of dozens of officers

House Democrats begin preparing for the post-Pelosi era


The Chicago Sun-Times

FOP prez says he tested positive for COVID-19; claims he’s inoculated while slamming vaccines

‘Tragedy’ to triumph. How a shooting at a back-to-school giveaway became a cause for song and hope

Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods were more dangerous than ever in 2021

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