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Two young Black couples are viciously lynched by a mob in 1946 in an incident known as the "Monroe Massacre" in rural Georgia.

Today in Black America - February 24

POSTED: February 24, 2021, 11:00 am

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The Washington Post

Critics slam Sen. Ron Johnson for unfounded claim that ‘fake Trump protesters’ led riots: ‘It’s disgraceful’

Senate committee chairs should crack down on Republicans

FDA review: Single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe, effective


The Los Angeles Times

A bright morning, a twisting road, then a crash: Tiger Woods’ golfing future now in doubt

L.A. school reopening contingent on full staff vaccinations, making for uncertain date

Black students are succeeding in college at higher rates, but far behind white peers, report says


The Chicago Sun-Times


Federal appeals court tosses $44.7M judgment against city in shooting that left man severely disabled

Kim Foxx won’t oppose parole bid of man who killed a Chicago cop in 1967, reversing her past stance

Summer in the city? Chicago eases travel limits as statewide COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations hit July numbers


The Baltimore Sun


State school board approves testing all Maryland students on math and English this spring

Positive results for COVID on rapid tests at State House complex; multiple Maryland senators miss floor session

His father was killed driving an MTA bus in Baltimore. Aaron Parks wants to continues his legacy through basketball.


Philly.com


Cherry Hill School District becomes first in N.J. to mandate African American history course for graduation

A Philly arts organization is addressing racism and sexual misconduct after its summer implosion


SEPTA intends to spend $40M in federal COVID-19 relief on proposed King of Prussia line


NJ.com


N.J. school district that got head start on remote learning gearing up for full-time classrooms

Johnson & Johnson will have enough vaccine for 20M people by end of March, N.J. pharma giant says

N.J. attorney general orders end to weed arrests, prosecutions now that state has legalized marijuana


USA Today

‘Bring us back together’: H. Beecher Hicks III on opening the National Museum of African American Music

Reports: Justice Department ramps up George Floyd investigation into former officer Derek Chauvin

5 board members of Texas utility grid operator ERCOT are quitting. They all live out of state.


The New York Times


Rochester Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel Prude

Retired N.Y.P.D. Officer Who Guarded City Hall Charged in Capitol Riot

Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail





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