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Today in Black America - January 21

POSTED: January 21, 2021, 9:30 am

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The Washington Post

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president, pleads for unity in inaugural address to a divided nation

On his first day, Biden signs executive orders to reverse Trump’s policies

A locked-down capital celebrates Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s departure

USA Today

Vice President Kamala Harris steps into history as first woman of color to hold the office

Biden to sign 10 more orders and directives aimed at COVID-19 on first full day in White House

President Biden to mandate masks on planes. Will it reduce number of in-flight scofflaws? (The Star-Ledger)

N.J.’s online COVID vaccine sign-up process is 'impossible for the elderly'

How Biden’s 1st-day executive orders will have a big impact on N.J.

N.J. Rep. Van Drew, who sought to overturn the election, acknowledges Biden was ‘duly elected’

The historic rise of Vice President Kamala Harris, who opens a new chapter in American politics

America, it’s time for us to get used to saying ‘Madam Vice President’ | Jenice Armstrong

Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem: ‘A nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished’ | Video

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

‘A new era’: Ossoff, Warnock sworn into office, giving Democrats control of U.S. Senate

Georgia grads working in Biden administration

Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida for riot at Capitol

The Los Angeles Times

Biden inauguration draws emotional reactions across the U.S.

Fingerpointing, outrage after Trump pardons USC father in college admission scandal

Smith: How Kamala Harris’ decision to join a sorority helped her become vice president

The Chicago Sun-Times

House Speaker Welch picks diverse leadership team for ‘tough session and some tough decisions ahead’

Finally, Madame Vice President Kamala Harris

Illinois’ top poet on Amanda Gorman: ‘Breathtakingly stunning’ — ‘I’d be proud to have a granddaughter like her’

The New York Times

A Call for Unity to a Nation Facing a Pandemic and Division

Charlottesville Inspired Biden to Run. Now It Has a Message for Him.

Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse

The Detroit Free Press

Biden repeals Trump's Muslim travel ban that hit Michigan hard

Report: Kwame Kilpatrick is out of prison, home with his family

Kwame Kilpatrick clemency: What's the difference between pardon and commutation?

The Baltimore Sun

Morgan State University president offers inauguration poet Amanda Gorman a job

Baltimore City Council members ask schools chief to reconsider reopening plan

Maryland lawmakers begin review of Gov. Hogan’s $49B state budget

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