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May 12, 2021

Mervyn Dymally, who served as California's Lieutenant Governor, in the State Legislature and Congress, was born in 1926 in Trinidad.

Today in Black America - April 9

POSTED: April 09, 2021, 8:30 am

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USA Today

Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams' 'mental health degraded fast and terribly bad,' says sister

North Carolina just paid a man for 15 years of wrongful imprisonment. He was in prison for 44 years.

'Imagine saying to a room full of Black people: It's too hard for me to watch that trial'


The Associated Press


Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs

Biden seeks a new view of infrastructure, far beyond asphalt

Private sales emerge as obstacle to Senate action on guns


The Los Angeles Times

Kyoko Takenaka recorded racist things men said in bars. For many, it hit home

Parents sue LAUSD and push for wider reopening and no COVID tests

Free banking in California? New bill tackles access and racial equity


The Chicago Sun-Times

Company that got $295M in Chicago city business lied to get deals, City Hall says

One factor in rising gun sales in Chicago? Cash from coronavirus relief checks

Man who was driving when child shot on Lake Shore Drive charged with having gun without FOID


Philly.com


Stereotypes of larger Black men still persist at the Derek Chauvin trial

Philly’s U.S. attorney and other federal law enforcement leaders unveil new plan to combat the city’s gun violence


These employers got $70M in federal coronavirus bailout money and still laid off 4,200 Pa. workers



NJ.com


New details emerge in wide-ranging N.J. corruption case after release of files prosecutors tried to keep secret

After boardwalk merchant’s death, police plan to ‘target’ groups of troublesome teens

Jersey Shore cop accused of sexually assaulting girl since she was 15, police say


The Washington Post


Video shows Texas GOP official seeking ‘army’ to monitor polls in mostly Black and Hispanic precincts


Biden to release ‘skinny budget’ offering blueprint for spending priorities


In new book, John Boehner says today’s GOP is unrecognizable to traditional conservatives


The New York Times

Expert Witness Pinpoints Floyd’s Final Breath and Dismisses Talk of Overdose

Beyond Pandemic’s Upheaval, a Racial Wealth Gap Endures


In New Book, Boehner Says He Regrets Clinton Impeachment





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