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NAACP stages a "Silent March" in 1917 along New York's Fifth Avenue to protest lynchings in the United States.

Today in Black America - March 30

POSTED: March 30, 2021, 9:00 am

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The Washington Post

Biden, health officials sound alarm as signs of a coronavirus surge proliferate

Biden’s first slate of judicial nominees aims to quickly boost diversity in federal courts

A Black Lives Matter activist exposed the role local police officers played in the Capitol riot. Their small town rapidly took sides.


The Chicago Sun-Times

President Biden to tap ex-federal public defender Candace Jackson-Akiwumi for Chicago federal appeals court seat


Mayor’s plan for $1.8 billion in federal relief won’t go to City Council until May or June

Embattled FOP president wants police board to drop case that could lead to his firing



Philly.com


Philly gun arrests are on a record pace, but convictions drop under DA Krasner

Nearly 500 people were killed and 2,200 shot in Philadelphia in 2020, but overall violent crime stayed near decades-long lows

Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race: Who’s in, who’s out and what comes next


NJ.com

Does your kid need summer school after remote learning? The odds are good, new report says.

Longtime, beloved N.J. county commissioner dies at 46

Biden to nominate New Jerseyan as first Muslim American to serve as a U.S. District Court judge


The Los Angeles Times

LAUSD goes to great lengths to show schools are safe to reopen. But it’s a tough sell

Cal State students keep GPAs up during pandemic, but troubling equity gaps persist

Will there be enough COVID-19 vaccines as California demand spikes?



The Baltimore Sun

President Biden to nominate two Maryland women to become federal judges, including the first woman of color

Nearly 1 million more Marylanders are now eligible for COVID vaccines. Here’s who’s covered by Phase 2B.


‘Enough is enough’: Maryland votes to repeal state song, a Confederate call to arms; bill goes to Gov. Hogan


USA Today

'We're skating on a knife's edge right now': Scientists worry US could be headed for yet another COVID-19 surge

Arkansas bill banning treatments for transgender youth heads to governor


George Floyd's death was traumatizing for Black teens in Minneapolis, who fear the trial will be just as painful



The New York Times

‘Believe Your Eyes,’ Prosecutor Tells Jury on First Day of Derek Chauvin Trial

Biden Pushes Mask Mandate as C.D.C. Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom’

F.D.R. Took Down Giants. Biden Can, Too.






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