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Today in Black America - February 26

POSTED: February 26, 2021, 9:30 am

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The Washington Post

Capitol Police chief says extremists have discussed attack on Congress during Biden’s first joint address

Unprecedented numbers of students have disappeared during the pandemic. Schools are working harder than ever to find them.

Exchange between GOP senator, transgender nominee draws fire from Democrats

The Chicago Sun-Times

Much of Chicago burned last year, not just the Loop, with a big rise in arson cases

Feds charge owner of home where Bridgeport bank president died as ‘massive fraud’ case expands

Ald. Harris clear frontrunner in race to lead state Democratic Party

The Los Angeles Times

Kamala Harris coaxes Black communities to get vaccines, but distrust remains high

Uproar at KCRW as former producer accuses public radio giant of ‘blatant racism’

After Times investigation, Golden Globes voters vow to ‘bring in Black members’

Lee Daniels talks about ‘U.S. vs. Billie Holiday’ and the Black women of Philly who inspire all his work

Philly students won’t return Monday, but a reopening decision is days away

Philly-based group launches $3M initiative to develop Black teachers

USA Today

A culture war has been brewing at the Capitol for years. Now it's at a boiling point.

Mass shootings hit a record high in 2020. Can COVID-19 vaccines bring peace in 2021?

Despite sharp criticism of role in Capitol riot, McConnell says he'd 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland Senate committee signs off on criminal penalties for police officers who use excessive force

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Baltimore NAACP seeks meeting with city inspector general’s office after Mosby report, questions how it carries out investigations

After N.J. girl cries to Zoom class that she is starving, donations pour in to help

N.J. plumber drives 22 hours to Texas after crippling storm to help fix burst pipes

Cars line up for food distribution in N.J. county after snow canceled event last 3 weeks

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