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NAACP Field Secretary and civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963.

Today in Black America - May 15

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USA Today

As schools let out for summer, some students won’t return next year. Here's why.

Florida teacher investigated by state for showing Disney cartoon movie

Erasing the Confederacy: Army changes names of iconic military bases

The New York Times

Abortion Showdown in North Carolina May Hinge on a Single Vote

Title 42 Is Gone, but Not the Conditions Driving Migrants to the U.S.

Why Some Companies Are Saying ‘Diversity and Belonging’ Instead of ‘Diversity and Inclusion’

The Associated Press

AI presents political peril for 2024 with threat to mislead voters

GOP state lawmakers try to restrict ballot initiatives, partly to thwart abortion protections

Stained glass window shows Jesus Christ with dark skin, stirring questions about race in New England

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore taking steps to prepare for state funds from legal cannabis sales

18-year-old killed, 14-year-old girl shot in multiple Baltimore shootings Sunday

As federal pandemic assistance comes to end, Anne Arundel County forms food council to address hunger

Rutgers grads end rollercoaster 4 years with commencement speech from Sheryl Lee Ralph

Inside look at historic N.J. ballpark’s $100M revival as monument to Negro Leagues

2 charged with murder of N.J. man found shot in parked car, authorities say

The Los Angeles Times

Gloria Molina, Chicana who blazed paths across L.A. politics, dies at 74

Two Florida moms are at the center of the fight against book banning in America

Book bans fueled by new laws in Republican-led states

The Washington Post

Raw videos of violent incidents in Texas rekindle debate: Why does anyone need to see such images?

The real reason America’s nonprofit sector is seeing massive growth, and more

To fight teacher shortages, states send people to college for free

The Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago cops’ racist social media posts detailed in new COPA report

Johnson’s biggest challenge in delivering inaugural address: avoid Lightfoot’s mistake

Migrant crisis ‘one of the most challenging’ problems facing Chicago’s new mayor, chief of staff says

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

HAPPENING TODAY: Ex-Sheriff Victor Hill to begin 18-month prison sentence

Will you lose your Medicaid this year? Warning notices go out in Georgia

Politicians enter fray on best way to teach Georgia kids to read

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