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The Port Chicago incident occurred in 1944 when Black Navy ammunition handlers were killed in a violent explosion at the California base.

Today in Black America - May 3

POSTED: May 03, 2021, 8:00 am

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Associated Press

Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records

Trial against opioid distributors set to begin in WVa

US begins reuniting some families separated at Mexico border

The Chicago Sun-Times

Many worry about ‘learning loss,’ but has this really been a lost year for CPS students?

Void FOID? State’s top court asked to decide if it’s time to shoot down Firearm Owner Identification cards

Laura Washington: It’s past time to rename Lake Shore Drive in honor of DuSable, Chicago’s Black founder

The Baltimore Sun

How Baltimore is planning to spend $670 million in latest federal COVID relief aid

Anne Arundel police unions question how to implement Maryland standard on when to use force

Marilyn Mosby files latest ethics disclosure, notes new home in Florida and reports receiving fewer gifts

The Los Angeles Times

In Knoxville, a Black high school contends with a massive rise in teen shootings

With 2022 election already looming, Alex Padilla burnishes progressive credentials

L.A.’s history is often whitewashed, romanticized and censored. A new push to tell the truth

N.J. reports 1,048 new cases, 19 COVID deaths as rate of transmission drops to lowest level in a year

18-year-old arrested in killing of Newark anti-violence activist’s daughter

Jersey City high school teacher suspended after profane tirade during online class, superintendent says

The Washington Post

Justice Dept. inquiries prompt hopes for police reform, fears of delays

Fla. Republicans rushed to curb mail voting. Now some fear the new limits could lower GOP turnout.

Police officers’ hesitancy to get coronavirus vaccine poses safety risks

USA Today

Andrew Brown Jr.'s family continues to wait for video of killing; funeral is Monday

Tornadoes cause damage in Mississippi; South faces threat of more severe storms, flash flooding

Teacher Appreciation Week: In a tough year, these educators stood out — and gave us hope

The New York Times

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

Is America a Racist Country?

Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur

Are Pa.’s state House and Senate maps gerrymandered? Depends on how you measure them.

Pa. Supreme Court will pick chair of powerful state redistricting panel

Philly kids, teachers march for schools, racial justice: ‘Normal was never enough’

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