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October 05, 2022

Oscar De Priest, the first Black to serve in Congress in the 20th century, was born in Florence, Alabama in 1871.

Today in Black America - August 1

POSTED: August 01, 2022, 12:30 pm

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Note: Today in Black America will not post August 2 - 5. Some newspapers listed use a pay wall that requires a subscription before you can access the article.

The New York Times

Bill Russell, Who Led the Celtics to 11 Championships, Dies at 88

Where the Fight Over a Return to the Office Is Over and the Office Won

In Races for Governor, Democrats See a Silver Lining



USA Today


California's largest wildfire of the year rages; 2 found dead


Death toll rises to 30 in Kentucky flooding; 'hundreds' unaccounted for: Updates


Our View: Senate Democrats' cannabis bill gets it right


The Associated Press


Sen. Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink


Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89


The Baltimore Sun


Baltimore state’s attorney nominee Ivan Bates has a plan for squeegee workers. Will Mayor Brandon Scott go along with it?

A North Avenue storm drain collapse could take months to repair. Owners of demolished Baltimore rowhouses face even more uncertainty
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‘House music is therapy’: Nonprofit Hug Don’t Shoot brings the beats to its annual back-to-school giveaway party


NJ.com


Man dies after shooting himself behind N.J. police station, cops say

N.J. weather: Severe heat expected again as temperatures could hit 100 degrees in upcoming week

Minorities and women seeking to own N.J. legal weed stores `swimming uphill’ to land licenses


The Washington Post


U.S. seeks 15-year sentence for Guy Reffitt, citing terrorism

Major legal fights loom over abortion pills, travel out of state


Okla. downgrades school district over complaint it shamed White people



The Los Angeles Times


More people are catching coronavirus a second time, heightening long COVID risk, experts say

America’s allies are watching the Jan. 6 hearings. They are worried about U.S. democracy


Trump’s pick for Arizona governor renounced her media past. The conversion made Kari Lake a front-runner


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Why Stacey Abrams isn’t running away from Joe Biden

Thousands of metro Atlanta students return to school this week

Why Dickens isn’t worried crime will hinder Atlanta’s DNC convention bid



The Chicago Sun-Times


Shootings and homicides in Chicago down from historic highs of past years, but overall crime still up


Lightfoot announces deal to keep Lollapalooza in Grant Park for another decade

Scammers still targeting Illinois state employment agency; officials say they’re better prepared now


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