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April 21, 2021

The National Urban League was founded on this date in 1911 in New York City upon the merger of three social service organizations.

Today in Black America - March 3

POSTED: March 03, 2021, 9:00 am

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The Washington Post

Neera Tanden withdrawn as budget nominee in Biden’s first Cabinet defeat

Democrats eye an overhaul of elections as GOP moves to restrict polling access

Donors gave a House candidate more than $8 million. A single firm took nearly half of it.


The Chicago Sun-Times


Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson discharged from rehab after 3 weeks; had been unable to walk after illness, surgery

Lightfoot says she was ‘sexually harassed in a workplace,’ sympathizes with Cuomo accusers


Third man accuses Pfleger of sexual abuse



Philly.com

Military to begin administering vaccines in Philly today; COVID-19 cases no longer declining in Philly or Pa.


Phil Murphy gave N.J. progressives what he promised. Now they’ve got his back for reelection.

A leaked memo suggests Philly police use vehicle stops to get around stop-and-frisk reform



The Los Angeles Times

Hate crimes against Asian Americans rose in L.A. in 2020, mirroring national trend

McManus: The Republican Party’s biggest problem is spelled T-R-U-M-P


QAnon and conspiracy theories are taking hold in churches. Pastors are fighting back.


The Detroit Free Press

University of Michigan locks out students who violated COVID-19 testing rules

High school coach fired for using racial slur

Kresge offers support to Detroit nonprofit helping


USA Today

Child tax credit boost is popular with Democrats but a 'nightmare' to GOP

'Unjustified violence': California man files civil rights lawsuit after police ordered dog to 'bite' eight times during 2020 arrest


Police bolster security at US Capitol as QAnon theory claims Trump will become president March 4


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vernon Jordan, 85, rose from Atlanta’s public housing to the White House

Atlanta police say new unit lowers crime rate by making thousands of traffic stops

Atlanta leaders say lack of conflict resolution a factor in recent uptick in violence


The New York Times

Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights


Cuomo Losing Power and Allies as Crisis Deepens

New York Mayoral Candidates Weigh How Hard to Hit Cuomo







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