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Today in Black America - December 27

POSTED: December 27, 2021, 8:00 am

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USA Today

The 'conscience of his generation': Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90

From daring rescues to medical breakthroughs, here are 12 of the happiest stories of 2021

Defense Department meets multifaceted challenges

The Associated Press

Despite supply issues and omicron, holiday sales rise 8.5%

Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers

Outlets hurt by dwindling public interest in news in 2021

The New York Times

How paid experts help exonerate police after deaths in custody

More Black Kids Are Suicidal. Experts Push for Help.

What 3 Stage Plays Tell Us About Racial Progress

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

OPINION: When Georgia Legislature pays attention to schools, look out

Falling Georgia jobless claims a sign of the (good) times

Politically Georgia: Rivian’s incentives, Abrams’ Christmas ad and Kemp’s Medicaid...

The Washington Post

Editorial: U.S. democracy frayed over the past year. Senate Democrats must repair the damage.

Many home insurance premiums are rising faster than inflation

Thousands who ‘followed the rules’ are about to get covid. They shouldn’t be ashamed

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland coronavirus case counts smashed records over Christmas weekend, as positivity rate passed 15%

2021 Marylanders of the Year: the state’s 24 health officers | COMMENTARY

Navy football player Xavier McDonald overcame difficult upbringing to earn service academy appointment

N.J reports 7 COVID deaths, 12,538 cases as hospitalizations climb to a 10-month high

Expanding access to healthcare a constant in Hudson hospital’s top doc’s career

N.J. man who tossed explosive at cop during George Floyd protest in Pittsburgh pleads guilty

The Chicago Sun-Times

Lightfoot closes the book on a tumultuous 2021

‘They made a promise,’ but CPS slow to act on changing slaveholder school names

Frank Dobson: What Kwanzaa means for Black Americans

The Los Angeles Times

Editorial: COVID-19 isn’t like chickenpox. How to get school vaccination mandates right

Nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths in L.A. County amid Omicron surge

Inside a speakeasy-themed weed dispensary by and for women of color

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