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Today in Black America - June 8

POSTED: June 08, 2021, 11:00 am

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The New York Times

Wiley Wins the Progressives: 5 Takeaways From the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

New York City Plans a Central Park Mega-Concert to Celebrate Reopening

High School Student Fatally Shot Near Soccer Field Where He Excelled

USA Today

'Does anybody have a plan?' New Senate report details security, intelligence failures before Jan. 6 attack

Coronavirus lab leak theory 'plausible,' report says; new cases in states continue to fall: Latest COVID-19 updates

How to stay safe from common but dangerous bugs this summer

Polls are now open for N.J.’s primary elections. Here’s all you need to know.

Allegations of sex assaults, beatings and ignorance all led to the demise of N.J. women’s prison. Here’s what we know.

Maplewood student killed at HS sports field remembered as team player with bright personality

The Baltimore Sun

Complaints continue with Maryland unemployment site as jobless workers report confusion, glitches

Charges raised to hate crimes, attempted murder against man accused of ‘rampage’ at Baltimore liquor stores owned by Asian Americans

Wes Moore, author and former nonprofit executive, launches campaign for Maryland governor

The Los Angeles Times

Black parents see less bullying and racism with online learning

FBI-made messaging app tricks gangs, leads to hundreds of arrests in global sting

Gun recovered, new details emerge in apparent road rage killing of 6-year-old Aiden Leos

The Chicago Sun-Times

‘Our kids are becoming extinct’: Chicago children are being killed by guns at far faster rate than years past

Turmoil in R. Kelly’s defense team: Chicago lawyers say they want out of Brooklyn racketeering trial with 2 months to go

Valencia paints vision of secretary of state’s office with reduced language barriers, better library hours and more digital access

Associated Press

Tearful reunion after mom saw photo of daughter at US border

NRA’s gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles

Retailers shine a spotlight on Black-owned beauty brands

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