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May 06, 2021

Robert Abbott launches the Chicago Defender newspaper in 1905 and begins a golden age in the life of the Black press.

Today in Black America - April 7

POSTED: April 07, 2021, 8:00 am

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USA Today

Gallup poll shows largest increase in Democratic Party affiliation in a decade

Amazon's Jeff Bezos backs Biden's infrastructure plan, supports 'a rise in the corporate tax rate'

Opinion: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy win the day by speaking up in favor of voting rights



The New York Times

Expert Witness in Derek Chauvin Trial Says His ‘Force Was Excessive’

Likely Legal, ‘Vaccine Passports’ Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide

Biden Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility Deadline for All Adults to April 19


The Baltimore Sun

Inside a Baltimore neighborhood group’s successful push to remove a statue to an enslaver

Two Navy sailors injured in Frederick shooting; gunman shot and killed at Maryland military base, officials say

Maryland is expanding preregistration for the COVID vaccine. Here’s what you need to know.


The Chicago Sun-Times

VP Kamala Harris urges Chicagoans to get vaccinated and stay safe: ‘In that way we will build back up’

Toddler critically wounded in road-rage shooting on Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park

Surging COVID-19 cases, rising positivity mean it’s ‘time to double down’ on face masks and other precautions


The Los Angeles Times

California plans full reopening June 15


Newsom expects K-12 schools to be open full time in fall

San Francisco board halts renaming of public schools after months of furor and debate



Philly.com

Pa.’s largest pension fund admits for the first time that it’s under federal investigation

Philly Councilmember Mark Squilla and Italian American groups sue Mayor Kenney for renaming Columbus Day

From Philly to the Capitol, conspiracy adherents have fractured families and harmed communities



NJ.com


N.J. high school switches to all-remote after 24 students test positive for COVID

N.J. releases data showing every time cops hit, tackled or shot suspects on groundbreaking new website


N.J. prison system introduces body cameras for officers at troubled women’s facility


The Washington Post


Chauvin used unauthorized restraint on Floyd, training officer says

Amazon union drive could signal sea change for labor. Will it last?


Police keep using force against Black citizens in Rochester. And the demands for change keep growing.







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