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Today in Black America - May 13

POSTED: May 13, 2021, 8:30 am

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Associated Press

EXPLAINER: With bankruptcy tossed, what’s next for the NRA?

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

Justices consider hearing a case on ‘most offensive word’

The Baltimore Sun

Federal judge approves $577 million settlement for Maryland’s historically Black universities

Baltimore’s spending board approves proposed budget with police funding hike. Next, City Council gets a crack at it.

Baltimore to lift COVID capacity restrictions on restaurants, houses of worship, gyms and stores

The Chicago Sun-Times

Police reform advocates want to stop apparent Lightfoot nominee for top COPA job

66% of Chicago police chases in 2019 ended in crashes — 8 of them fatal — yet pursuit policy went unchanged until late 2020, emails show

State lawmakers tackle hair discrimination, inadequate care for new mothers, restraining orders allowing temporary gun seizure

N.J. to move forward with major reopening plan to lift many COVID restrictions next week, Murphy says

You will be able to lower your property taxes when you shop local under bill signed by Murphy

Who qualifies for SBA's $5B grant program for small businesses?

The Los Angeles Times

How will Newsom’s plan to add full school year before kindergarten work?

Latino and Black Californians less likely to have received COVID-19 vaccine

Arellano: California has a history of racist lynchings too. Ignoring that fact is mass delusion

USA Today

Colonial Pipeline shutdown: Expect gas shortages to go away by Memorial Day, expert says

'Stop the Spending Spree': Fiscal conservatives mobilize to block Biden's jobs and families plans

Third way? Republican opponents of Donald Trump talk about forming third party

The Washington Post

What we know about the high, broad turnout in the 2020 election

Derek Chauvin qualifies for a longer sentence in George Floyd’s murder, judge rules

Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing N.Y. lawmaker to raise security concerns

The Philly DA race is personal in neighborhoods most affected by crime and incarceration

Philly DA Larry Krasner’s first TV ad opens with a shot at Mayor Jim Kenney and the police

Pa. averaging fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly seven months; Philadelphia’s reopening plan has two important dates

The New York Times

Republicans’ Overthrow of Liz Cheney Risks Worsening Their Headaches

‘A Perpetual Motion Machine’: How Disinformation Drives Voting Laws

President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall

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