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Today in Black America - February 8

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The Associated Press

State of the Union takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Analysis: Biden confronts doubters with State of the Union

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule


The New York Times

Here are seven takeaways from President Biden’s State of the Union address.

Walter Mosley Thinks America Is Getting Dumber


Officers Manhandled and Beat Tyre Nichols. We Tracked Each One’s Role
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USA Today

Economy to police reform: Fact checks of State of the Union

Opinion: Dark Brandon joined Joe Biden's State of the Union, and the GOP melted

As Biden prepares 2024 reelection run, Democrats worry blue-collar voters are slipping away



The Baltimore Sun

A police chase led to the death of a Baltimore man. Now the city is poised to pay a $6 million settlement to his family.

Maryland Senate hears testimony on bills to further regulate where guns can be carried, who can buy them


Baltimore City schools, charters clash over Blueprint money; special education and pre-K funding caught in between


NJ.com

State of the Union 2023: Biden calls for passage of Booker-led policing bill

N.J. teacher under fire after student secretly records her profanity-laced tirade in class


Mom of girl targeted for killing lanternflies to speak at N.J. town hall on racial bias


The Los Angeles Times


Analysis: Why Biden’s big speech may boost his reelection prospects

Corporations turn to ballot to combat California’s progressive agenda, raising alarms

Editorial: Oil companies spent millions to keep drilling in neighborhoods. California shouldn’t let them


The Washington Post

Biden mixes bipartisanship, defiance in a speech marked by back-and-forth with GOP

Analysis: Takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address

Analysis: Sarah Huckabee Sanders invoked the Little Rock Nine. Here’s their real story.


The Chicago Sun-Times


POLL: Lightfoot’s losing hand? Bleak numbers in new poll spell trouble for reelection bid

Watch: Sun-Times, WBEZ and U Chicago host Chicago mayoral forum

Marc H. Morial: My ties to Chicago run deep. The next mayor needs a ‘gumbo coalition’ and a Marshall Plan for the city.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Georgia Democrats applaud, GOP pans Biden’s State of the Union speech

Lawmaker renews Buckhead cityhood push

The Jolt: Mayor of proposed ‘Buckhead City’ would make $225,000 per year





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