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Today in Black America - April 15

POSTED: April 15, 2021, 7:00 am

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USA Today

House committee approves bill to study slavery reparations for first time

Democrats to introduce legislation to expand Supreme Court by four seats

No apology owed for pepper-spraying Black and Latino Army officer in Virginia, police chief says

The Chicago Sun-Times

Community braces for release of Adam Toledo video: ‘He needs justice’

Obama Center prep work to kick off in Jackson Park; new lawsuit seeks to block construction

Fingerprints for FOID cards? Rival gun control bills spark potshots from legislators, police, gun lobby

The Baltimore Sun

GOP race to succeed Maryland Gov. Hogan opens up with Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford opting out, Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz announcing she’s in

State’s Attorney Mosby defends decision to not prosecute some classes of crimes, says city preparing 911 call diversion system

Closing the COVID vaccine gap: Small clinics at Baltimore churches and apartment buildings reach vulnerable residents

The Los Angeles Times

Charge against former Minnesota officer in Daunte Wright killing is ‘not enough,’ residents say

Daunte Wright was doting dad, ballplayer, jokester

‘White Lives Matter’ rallies fizzled. Hate groups still see chance to ‘fire up the base’

Big N.J. school district set to return to classrooms next month

Father and son from N.J. were at Capitol riot together, feds say

Rutgers picks poet, ‘The Wire’ actor for commencement speeches

The Washington Post

House committee approves bill to create commission on slavery reparations, a move supporters call long overdue

Ex-officer in shooting of Daunte Wright faces manslaughter charge

Soldier arrested after shoving Black man, saying he’s ‘in the wrong neighborhood’ in viral video

Associated Press

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

California Gold Rush town to remove noose from city logo

Pennsylvania Republicans go big on culture wars while Biden pushes big spending

Merck’s CEO, Philly-area law firms and Wharton professors take the lead in opposing voting restrictions

'I was born the kid of a hot dog vendor': Sharif Street on his bid for U.S. Senate

The New York Times

After Ex-Officer Is Charged in Daunte Wright Shooting, Demonstrators Gather

Takeaways from Day 13 of the Derek Chauvin trial.

House Panel Advances Bill to Study Reparations in Historic Vote

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