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Today in Black America - January 17

POSTED: January 17, 2022, 10:00 am

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USA Today

Democrats came up short on MLK day promise. What's next for voting rights bill?

MLK wasn't born 'Martin'. Here's why his father changed his name.

The attorneys behind MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech

The Associated Press

Atlanta church service will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

The New York Times

Opinion: Failure on Voting Rights Would Be Historic

Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented’ Meddling by Trump Administration

The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

King family urge holiday celebrants to act on voting laws

Why we know so little about what’s behind the Buckhead City Committee

Tributes pour in for Atlanta’s ‘The Happy Preacher’

The Baltimore Sun

Editorial: MLK and the civil rights heroes among us | COMMENTARY

‘I’m built for this’: Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby pledges to fight federal perjury charges

James L. ‘Winky’ Camphor, retired career educator and loyal supporter of Coppin State University, dies

The Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: King was a critical race theorist before there was a name for it

Editorial: Justice for the downtrodden came too slow in Martin Luther King Jr.’s time. It still does

L.A. County sees 10-month high in COVID death rate

MLK Day 2022 events around N.J. continue to honor a man, and a movement

On the filibuster and voting rights: A Q&A with Dr. Ross Baker

N.J. to get $1.1B for bridges under Biden infrastructure law. Here’s what it means.

The Washington Post

When Coretta first saw Martin, she was not impressed. He won her over.

University of Michigan president fired after probe into alleged affair with a subordinate

Parents fear the omicron surge could mean another lost school year

The Chicago Sun-Times

4 killed, 2 teen among 25 wounded by gunfire in weekend shootings in Chicago

Ald. Burke was secretly videotaped inside his City Hall offices as part of federal corruption probe

‘Amazon didn’t do much for us,’ says downstate family poised to sue over deadly warehouse collapse

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