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June 16, 2024

Author John Howard Griffin, who posed as a Black man for his seminal book on southern racism,"Black Like Me," was born in 1920.

Today in Black America - July 29

POSTED: July 29, 2021, 10:30 am

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The New York Times

As Delta Variant Spreads, N.Y.C. Parents Worry About Coming School Year

Where People Are Most Vulnerable to the Delta Variant

The U.S. economy grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, returning to prepandemic size.

USA Today

In 1972, Melvin McNair helped hijack a plane to join Black Panthers in Algeria. ‘I am at peace with what I did.’

Federal Election Commission fines Sen. Rand Paul's presidential PAC over contributions

How mutations led to the most transmissible COVID-19 virus yet: the delta variant

Associated Press

Key details of the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure plan

Simone Biles makes mental health the talk of the Tokyo Games

AP: Few AZ voter fraud cases, discrediting Trump’s claims

The Baltimore Sun

Experts say Maryland requirements for teaching history are ‘balanced.’ But parents are challenging what they call ‘critical race theory.’

Senate votes to start work on $1 trillion infrastructure package

Maryland reports more than 400 cases of COVID-19 for the first time since May

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Republicans take first step to Fulton elections takeover

TOP STORY: Mayor Bottoms issues indoor mask mandate for public places in Atlanta

Local governments urged to use mediation, other aid to stop evictions

The Chicago Sun-Times

100K CPS families at risk of leaving district need to be reengaged, interim CPS CEO says

14-year-old boy shot twice in the head in parked car in Morgan Park

Andrea Zopp: What will it take to build a more equitable Chicago? Investment and Innovation on the South and West Sides

The Los Angeles Times

A new look at a Watts uprising report shows what we haven’t learned about racism in America

As violent crimes surge, Californians’ faith in gun control slips in new poll

Barabak: He warned democracy was in peril. And that was before the Capitol riot

Trump, the rioters, and a criminal alliance | Editorial

In Jersey City, the shooting of a 30-year-old woman cuts through a family — and City Hall

Work can continue on controversial $145M Union County project, judge rules

The Washington Post

Charlie Kirk’s pro-Trump youth group stokes vaccine resistance as covid surges

Simone Biles was abandoned by U.S. Olympic officials, and the torment has not stopped

Tex. deputy attorney general called Biles a ‘national embarrassment.’ His boss publicly disagreed.

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