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October 05, 2022

Oscar De Priest, the first Black to serve in Congress in the 20th century, was born in Florence, Alabama in 1871.

Today in Black America - February 17

POSTED: February 17, 2022, 11:00 am

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The Associated Press


Senate launches group to examine embattled US prison system


Truckers brace for a police crackdown in besieged Ottawa


Estimated 73% of US now immune to omicron: Is that enough?


The New York Times

‘The Gilded Age’ Explores a Rarely Seen Chapter of Black History


Can New York Overhaul Its Complex, Antiquated Court System?


Sarah Palin Case Likely Won’t End Efforts to Weaken Press Protections


USA Today


'You are seen': A record 7.1% of US adults now identify as LGBTQ, new poll shows


Russia expels US diplomat as tensions over Ukraine spike

'A beautiful spirit': Hundreds set to remember Amir Locke at funeral


The Baltimore Sun


Baltimore Police to expunge all records relating to defunct spy plane program as part of lawsuit settlement

25 Black businesspeople who helped shape America

‘He was a shining star’: St. Frances football star Lamar Patterson remembered for his infectious smile, desire to always improve


NJ.com

Cops who cuffed only Black teen in N.J. mall fight should be removed from duty, NAACP says

N.J. is making progress, but youth need more help to stay out of prison’s web | Opinion

N.J. weed workers moving full steam ahead to unionize despite delay in cannabis market


The Los Angeles Times

Bass takes early lead in L.A. mayor’s race, poll finds

San Francisco is usually seen as a lefty outlier. The school board recalls may make it a bellwether

Hiltzik: Businesses have been ripping off consumers for 50 years. Here’s how we can strike back



The Washingon Post

Potential Supreme Court pick Kruger is known for her ‘persuasive powers’ among Calif. justices

Arbery’s killers sent many racist and violent messages, FBI analyst says


The frantic texts sent to Trump’s White House chief of staff on Jan. 6


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black Marine Archeologists

Georgia parents, teachers on edge by push to limit discussions on race

Kemp wields raw power of gov’s office to cater to conservatives


The Chicago Sun-Times

Woman dragged by cops at Brickyard Mall to receive $1.67M settlement

Masked messages? Pritzker says legislative panel’s suspension of emergency rules doesn’t affect his school mask mandate

Latino Caucus forges alliance with ‘people’s commission’ on new ward map








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