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Today in Black America - August 31

POSTED: August 31, 2021, 10:30 am

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The Associated Press

Small Louisiana communities bear brunt of Hurricane Ida

New Orleans levees pass Ida’s test while some suburbs flood

Democrats set to OK new legislative maps over criticism

USA Today

Conservative talk radio host who opposed vaccinations dies after 3-week COVID-19 battle

Cases against 17 people charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot on hold after lawyer goes missing

What happened to US military equipment left behind in Afghanistan?

The New York Times

Opinion: Do Republicans Actually Want the Pandemic to End?

An Experimental H.I.V. Vaccine Fails in Africa

The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore to require employees to get fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or face weekly COVID testing

Maryland Gov. Hogan says he won’t speed up vote on school masks

Judge dismisses Baltimore-Washington maglev rail operator’s lawsuit to condemn Westport developer’s land

Most COVID cases are still among the unvaccinated, but breakthrough deaths rise to 68, Murphy says

Corrections officers indicted in assault on N.J. state prison inmate captured on video

University museum reopening this week, plans exhibit on 1960s Black activist

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia State faculty latest to protest for stronger COVID-19 safety protocols

The Jolt: Two steps forward at the Capitol for Buckhead City proposal

Georgia legislators set guidelines for upcoming redistricting

The Los Angeles Times

‘My nerves are hurting’: California lawmakers take on Amazon’s workplace practices

Democratic lawmakers drop idea for a California statewide vaccine mandate

L.A. teachers union calls for vaccination mandate for eligible students, stricter quarantines

The Chicago Sun-Times

Former suburban CEO becomes first Illinoisan to plead guilty in U.S. Capitol breach

Union representing Chicago firefighters and paramedics is opposed to vaccine mandate

Parents jittery, optimistic as CPS resumes full in-person learning for 1st time in 17 months

The Washington Post

New Orleans power failures could bring greater danger than the hurricane did, aid workers warn

Elementary school outbreak underscores delta’s risk for unvaccinated

No, the Taliban did not seize $83 billion of U.S. weapons

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