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Today in Black America - January 12

POSTED: January 12, 2022, 8:30 am

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The Associated Press

Biden challenges Senate on voting: 'Tired of being quiet!'

Abrams noticeably absent from Biden's voting rights push

Democrats try to stamp out school closures as virus surges

USA Today

House panel debunks Jan. 6 conspiracy theory touted by GOP senators

Fatal shooting of Black man by off-duty NC sheriff's deputy under state investigation

Rand Paul vs. Anthony Fauci — again. Fauci says Paul's personal attacks led to death threats, harassment

The New York Times

Analysis: A Voting Rights Push, as States Make Voting Harder

‘We have no option’: Biden calls for changing Senate rules to pass voting rights laws.

Democrats are looking at multiple proposals to curb the filibuster

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Jolt: Voting groups turn pressure from Biden to Senate

Atlanta Public Schools’ human resources chief leaving for Georgia Tech

Metro Atlanta employers bet on return to office space

The Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Lightfoot says she has COVID-19: ‘I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine’

Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

CPS teachers frustrated by deal to reopen classrooms, but union leaders urge passage

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore officer who joined police because she believed ‘cops needed to be better’ laid to rest

Maryland grocery store employee Leilani Jordan died of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic. Her mom wants justice.

Towson University student dies in off-campus shooting early Tuesday morning

The Los Angeles Times

More than 62,000 LAUSD students, staff test positive as schools open

After 2021 spike in shootings by officers, LAPD will audit its training on use of deadly force

Editorial: Newsom campaigned for single-payer, but that’s not in his budget

Parents in one of N.J.’s largest districts push for virtual option amid COVID spike

Newark remembers James Mtume, Grammy award-winning musician, activist

After a string of suicides, N.J. university, lawmakers search for solutions

The Washington Post

Black activists say the time for pretty speeches is over: They need an action plan on voting rights

Editorial: This is why Democrats should push hard on voting rights

New York City high school students stage walkout, citing inadequate covid measures

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