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Today in Black America - December 31

POSTED: December 31, 2021, 9:30 am

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The Associated Press

New laws take effect across US on abortion, policing, taxes


Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

He wore a wire, risked his life to expose who was in the KKK


USA Today

US surpasses 2M cases in one week for first time during pandemic; South Africa study finds omicron less severe: Latest COVID-19 updates

California man allegedly planned to drive to White House, kill Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis cuts truck driver's sentence from 110 to 10 years for fatal 2019 crash


The New York Times

Teaching ‘The 1619 Project’: A Virtual Event for Educators and Librarians

The U.S. breaks its single-day virus case record for the second day in a row

Opinion: I Grew Up Celebrating New Year’s Eve Like Frederick Douglass


NJ.com

N.J. school may sit on top of 1800s African-American burial ground

N.J. minimum wage rises again on Saturday

N.J. school districts should look ‘honestly’ at COVID numbers before deciding to reopen, NJEA says


The Baltimore Sun

A raging COVID wave is crashing into Maryland hospitals’ emergency departments

His college career began at Jessup prison and finished onstage with a degree from the University of Baltimore

New COVID testing sites to open in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Harford counties


The Atlanta Journal Constitiution


Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: ‘We are leaving this city intact’


Georgia redistricting signed into law and lawsuits quickly follow

States diverge on police reforms after George Floyd killing


The Chicago Sun-Times

As Chicago ends deadliest year in quarter of a century, top cop promises more detectives and more ‘positive interactions’ in neighborhoods

CPS to remain in-person after holiday break

Graffiti art crew hopes Avengers superhero mural inspires kids on the West Side


The Washington Post

Omicron surge could reach its U.S. peak in mid-January, experts say

Biden administration tells Supreme Court it has the authority to impose vaccine-or-testing mandate

Opinion: Most evangelical objections to vaccines have nothing to do with Christianity


The Los Angeles Times

Gun violence hits 15-year high in L.A.

Schools urged to tighten testing, upgrade masks when they reopen Monday

Editorial: Go narrow and deep. The three things the U.S. must accomplish in 2022

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