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Today in Black America - June 18

POSTED: June 18, 2021, 10:00 am

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Associated Press

Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

Biden’s silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray

GOP needs new health care target; ‘Obamacare’ survives again

USA Today

Biden signs Juneteenth into a holiday, officially giving federal employees the day off Friday

BestBuy, Target and Starbucks are among the companies celebrating Juneteenth as PTO or holiday pay

Juneteenth holiday is America's chance to explore racial slavery and its lasting impact

The Washington Post

In nationalizing Juneteenth, U.S. is still late to the hemisphere’s party

McConnell vows to block voting bill in Senate, spurning Manchin’s proposed compromise

St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters plead guilty, will give up firearms

Newark picks Harriet Tubman monument design to replace Christopher Columbus statue

Juneteenth 2021: What’s open, what’s closed in N.J. on Friday?

Was COVID-era school really that bad? N.J. education is in a state of emergency, one official says

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, city officials participate in Mondawmin neighborhood walk following fatal shooting

Many in Baltimore’s struggling Cherry Hill enclave could have gone hungry amid COVID. But a small band of neighborhood activists stepped up.

Can Baltimore police investigate their own? Internal Affairs, noted for its ‘disarray,’ shows halting improvement.

The Chicago Sun-Times

Some City Council members wavering on renaming Lake Shore Drive, alderman says

For more than a year, city sought security improvements at Englewood home where 8 people were shot. Yet nothing was done

Racism is public health crisis in Chicago, mayor declares

The Los Angeles Times

Judge says sweeping L.A. criminal justice reform measure is unconstitutional

San Bernardino County fails to ensure school spending gets to its neediest students, state says

On Juneteenth, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Fight the Power’ tackles the history of protest

The New York Times

Supreme Court Backs Catholic Agency in Case on Gay Rights and Foster Care

Why G.O.P.-Led States Are Banning the Police From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

The New York Mayoral Candidates' Closing Arguments

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