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June 23, 2024

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was born on this date in 1948 in Pin Point, Georgia.

Today in Black America - May 20

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The Associated Press

90-year-old Black astronaut Ed Dwight becomes the oldest person to go to space

After the only hospital in town closed, a North Carolina city directs its ire at politicians

Many remember solid economy under Trump, but his record also full of tax cut hype, debt and disease



The New York Times


Prosecutors Poised to Conclude Trump Case as Trial Enters Final Days

How Gun Violence Spread Across One U.S. City

These maps show an America reshaped by gun violence
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USA Today


Misery in Houston with power out and heat rising; Kansas faces wind risk

Texas Democrat charges MTG as 'racist' following heated House exchange


'Stax' doc looks at extraordinary music studio that fell to financial and racial struggles


The Washington Post


Judge Merchan faces critical decisions as Trump’s trial nears its end

Biden trumpets progress for Black Americans in Detroit and at Morehouse College

Former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray had a dream deferred. GWU fulfilled it.



NJ.com


What did FBI agents find inside a powerful N.J. senator’s home? So. Much. Cash.

A vacant N.J. motel is becoming a shelter to house veterans in need

Nearly 1K affordable housing units coming to N.J. town after decade-long court fight


The Los Angeles Times

A UCLA doctor is on a quest to free modern medicine from a Nazi-tainted anatomy book

Editorial: A felony conviction should not come with a life sentence on voting rights


California’s first Black land trust fights climate change, makes the outdoors more inclusive


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Biden delivers Morehouse commencement speech amid political tensions

Atlanta surpasses half a million residents, growth among largest in nation

Let’s seize this moment: It’s time to reimagine Downtown Atlanta



The Chicago Sun-Times


Pilsen group encourages positive self-talk, coping skills in young girls: 'It's OK to say you have problems'

'Autonomous' alumni group occupies University of Chicago building

Nearly 30 shot, one killed in weekend violence across Chicago



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