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Today in Black America - February 19

POSTED: February 19, 2021, 11:00 am

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The Washington Post

Many in Texas get power back, but water crisis grows as storm damage spreads

Biden to warn global leaders that ‘democratic progress is under assault’ in U.S., Europe

How many Americans are unemployed? It’s likely a lot more than 10 million

The Los Angeles Times

Arellano: The California roots of the fight over the term ‘illegal alien’

Black, female and high-profile, Kamala Harris is a top target in online fever swamps

Newsom criticizes lawmakers’ plan to reopen more schools

The Chicago Sun Times

More suicides by Black Cook County residents in 2020 than in any year in over a decade

Mayor’s office touts ‘major improvements’ in equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

Resignation of Chicago postmaster sought after damning report

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

New Fulton DA balances Trump probe, massive local workload

Absentee and Sunday voting targeted in broad Georgia elections bill

The Jolt: Floodgates open on GOP election bills

The Baltimore Sun

T. Rowe Price announces recipients of grants to fight racial injustice

Black troopers accuse Maryland State Police of racism and discrimination, state senator says

Federal judge grants release to Baltimore man who served decades for drug crimes; may signal more releases coming

N.J. legal weed revived again as Murphy gets another reprieve from lawmakers. But it’s far from a done deal.

$100M fund for Black and Latinx business owners expands to 7 more N.J. cities

Third stimulus check update: These N.J. residents say $1,400 payments ‘would be incredible’

USA Today

'Green Book' inspires new generation of Black travel guides, podcasts

US rejoins Paris climate accord 107 days after leaving it: 'We've lost too much time'

Sen. Ted Cruz calls Mexico trip amid Texas winter crisis and power outages 'a mistake'

Pa.’s new auditor general says his election was fair, but he won’t talk about the others

The ACA marketplace is open again for insurance sign-ups. Here’s what you need to know.

Malcolm Kenyatta is running for Senate in Pennsylvania

The New York Times

Ted Cruz’s Cancún Trip: Family Texts Detail His Political Blunder

Maya Wiley Is Backed by N.Y.C.’s Largest Union, Lifting Her Bid for Mayor

Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

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