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Today in Black America - April 2

POSTED: April 02, 2021, 7:30 am

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USA Today

George Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross gives jurors first glimpse of his personal life, good times and bad

Chicago police officer placed on administrative duty after fatal 'armed confrontation' with 13-year-old boy

Two more Oath Keepers added to larger conspiracy; suspects provided security for Roger Stone

The Los Angeles Times

Facing recall, Newsom’s political future is tied to California vaccine effort

30% of Californians have received COVID-19 vaccine dose. ‘It transforms everything’

7 Texas officers fired in death of Black man who was restrained and masked in jail

The Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor, community call for release of video after 13-year-old boy killed by officer in what police called an ‘armed confrontation’

Pritzker commutes life sentence of man who claims Burge cops tortured him into confessing

Foundation officials vow to make public their progress on Obama Center minority hiring, contracting goals

The Washington Post

Chauvin should not have knelt on Floyd’s neck after he stopped resisting, former sergeant testifies

Companies struggle with pressure to take stand on Georgia voting bill

New York attorney general probes finances of Trump CFO

Family of Walter Wallace Jr. sues Philadelphia police officers who fatally shot him

Philly’s Democratic Party rebuffs DA Larry Krasner’s bid for an endorsement

Philly is trying to bridge vaccine gaps by targeting hard-hit neighborhoods. Finally, activists and experts say.

Prosecutor takes over N.J. police department after chief retires

Family stunned to learn ‘Beth Doe’ was long-lost Jersey City teen

Biden’s new infrastructure bill should also restore your property tax break, Pelosi says

The New York Times

Virginia, the Old Confederacy’s Heart, Becomes a Voting Rights Bastion

What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does

Old Tunnels and Rusting Bridges: America’s Creaking Infrastructure

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