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Today marks the Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration in recognition of the notification of Texans in 1865 that slavery had been abolished.

Today in Black America - June 16

POSTED: June 16, 2021, 7:00 am

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Associated Press

For years US Army hid, downplayed extent of firearms loss

After enrollment dips, public schools hope for fall rebound

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

The Baltimore Sun

Parents of men arrested by Ocean City police on viral video say officers escalated a simple interaction

Proposed rule would trim prison sentences of Marylanders convicted before age 25, inmates 60 and older

As city leaders jump to address Fells Point complaints, some Baltimore residents say their communities aren’t getting the same treatment

The Los Angeles Times

Newsom sees his political fortunes rise as California reopens

Granderson: Why many Americans refuse to talk honestly about Juneteenth

‘Monster’ Kody Scott, former L.A. gang member who became a bestselling author, found dead at 57

The Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s latest mass shooting claims lives of 2 mothers and a man who recently lost his close family

Black life expectancy gap in Chicago continues to get worse, report finds

Lightfoot backs off 10 p.m. liquor sales curfew as committee OKs worker protections in mayor’s pandemic relief plan

N.J. reports 11 COVID deaths, 278 cases. More than 4.5M state residents fully vaccinated.

N.J. city to unveil 700-pound statue of George Floyd

N.J. murder case tossed because detectives did not read teen suspect his Miranda rights

USA Today

Southern Baptists elect new president, bucking effort to push denomination to the right

Vice President Kamala Harris invites all 24 female US senators for dinner at her home

Democrats prepared to move forward alone while moving ahead with 'two-track' infrastructure plan

The Washington Post

Trump administration’s hunt for pandemic ‘lab leak’ went down many paths and came up with no smoking gun

Coronavirus infections dropping where people are vaccinated and rising where they are not, Post analysis finds

The Barbara Starr question: Why did Trump’s Justice Department want CNN reporter’s emails?

The New York Times

What’s at Stake for the Mayoral Candidates in the Final Debate

What Does It Mean to Be Crowned ‘Miss Juneteenth’?

So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?

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