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Today in Black America - August 16

POSTED: August 16, 2021, 9:00 am

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New York Times

‘I’m the Only Surgeon’: After Haiti Quake, Thousands Seek Scarce Care

As Cuomo Exits, Will Congestion Pricing Still Come to New York City?

Behind the Surprising Jump in Multiracial Americans, Several Theories

USA Today

'Life-threatening' Fred, again a tropical storm, looms over Florida ahead of tropical depression Grace

Hospitalizations hit highs for those under 50; Texas Supreme Court blocks orders allowing masks: Live COVID-19 updates

Afghanistan in chaos as thousands try to flee Kabul after Taliban takeover

Associated Press

EXPLAINER: Why Haiti is prone to devastating earthquakes

Man stabbed, reporter attacked at protest at LA City Hall

Misinformation at public forums vexes local boards, big tech

The Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of thousands of L.A. students go back to school

$350 million. 1,000 healthcare workers. 500,000 tests weekly. Inside LAUSD’s virus testing effort

L.A. City Council president decries violence that erupted at anti-vax rally over the weekend

8 more N.J. counties have high levels of COVID transmission, CDC says

With Delta variant raging, the race is on to vaccinate N.J.’s hardest hit communities

Pandemic drinking soars among Blacks, Hispanics, women with young children, study says

The Chicago Sun-Times

Proud Boys flock to pro-Columbus statue rally in Little Italy as far-right ups profile

Chicago’s Black, Latino communities face the brunt of latest, Delta-fueled COVID surge

Estranged daughter-in-law of Toni Preckwinkle charged in connection with grisly murder

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Black spending clout in Georgia soars - UGA study

Georgia Census: Fastest growing counties are mostly outside metro Atlanta

The Jolt: How many Buckhead voters want to leave Atlanta?

The Washington Post

Death toll in Haiti’s earthquake nears 1,300 as tropical storm threatens relief efforts

Osaka to donate tournament prize money to Haiti relief

A Black police officer was a rising star. The department’s ‘Jim Crow culture’ destroyed his career, lawsuit says.

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