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Today in Black America - May 19

POSTED: May 19, 2023, 7:00 am

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The Associated Press

FBI employees testify on GOP politicization claims after losing clearances

California lawmakers block bill allowing people to sue oil companies over health problems

Every state offers victims compensation. For the Longs and other Black families, it often isn't fair

The New York Times

Georgia Prosecutor Signals August Timetable for Charges in Trump Inquiry

Trump Ally Could Face Perjury Charge if He Doesn’t Cooperate With D.A.

Body Cameras Can Be a Powerful Tool. But Not All Police Forces Wear Them.

USA Today

Ex-49ers player accused of threatening to execute California congressman

Ohio mayor asks neighborhood businesses to close at midnight to curb violence

Challenges ahead for Montana's TikTok ban

The Baltimore Sun

Wife of Anne Arundel Del. Kipke joins suit challenging Maryland’s new gun control laws

2023 Preakness: Diversity efforts start to pay off for an event that didn’t always include Baltimore’s Black community

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott touts city data usage during meeting of international mayors hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Mom says Newark police handcuffed 8-year-old daughter in search for big brother’s gun

Time for NJCU’s board chairman to step aside | Jersey Journal editorial

Donation drive underway for children of woman found dead in Bayonne

The Washington Post

One murder, two convictions and a man’s battle to clear his name

Anonymous email targets Oakton High School’s Black cheerleading coach

School librarians face a new penalty in the banned-book wars: Prison

The Los Angeles Times

Sheriff orders deputies to obey watchdog request to reveal gang tattoos

Disney cancels plan to move 2,000 workers to Florida amid DeSantis fight

L.A. Council approves Bass’ $13-billion budget, greenlighting plan to hire 1,000 cops

The Chicago Sun-Times

Democrats’ all-gender bathroom, gun lawsuit bills prompt heated debate — with GOP warnings of court challenges, violence

What happened to closed CPS buildings?

‘First we get the money’ — read the controversial plan to raise $12 billion in new revenue for Chicago

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Descendants fight to preserve Black cemetery behind Buckhead condo

DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw running for county CEO

Abudu narrowly confirmed to Atlanta appeals court by the U.S. Senate

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