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Today in Black America - May 17

POSTED: May 17, 2023, 9:30 am

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The New York Times

DeSantis Goes 0-for-2 on Election Night

Cherelle Parker Wins Democratic Mayoral Primary in Philadelphia

Baseball Returns to the ‘Hallowed Grounds’ of a Negro Leagues Stadium

USA Today

A 'Good Samaritan' act or 'murder'? The rift in how US views subway chokehold death

North Carolina's 12-week abortion ban to become law as GOP overrides veto

12-year-old boy with AR-style gun fatally shoots Sonic worker in Texas

The Washington Post

N.C. legislature bans abortion past 12 weeks, overriding governor’s veto

Capitol Police want to boost presence around U.S., chief says after Connolly office attack

Takeaways from the Kentucky and Pennsylvania primary elections

The Associated Press

Trump-backed Daniel Cameron to face Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear in November

Black victims of violent crime disproportionately denied aid in many states

Black Californians hope state reparations don’t become another broken promise

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County school board appoints Deputy Superintendent Myriam Yarbrough as new superintendent

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signs laws restricting who can carry firearms and where they can carry them

Body camera footage shows Baltimore Police officer shoot 17-year-old from behind

N.J. school district may restore busing for 3K students, but parents would pay fee

Man called victim homophobic slurs, stabbed him multiple times, cops say

Gun rights advocates win major challenge to N.J.’s tough concealed carry law

The Los Angeles Times

A Black woman and a white woman went viral fighting racism. Then they stopped speaking to each other

Feinstein responds to questions about her absence from Washington

Dozens of LASD deputies ordered to show suspected gang tattoos, reveal others who have them

The Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Brandon Johnson assures asylum-seekers Chicago will embrace them

Jemia Cunningham-Elder: An alarming number of Chicago youth witness gun violence. Schools need support to help them heal.

No honeymoon for Brandon Johnson — at least not with Fulton Market Association

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Jolt: Trump dominates Georgia presidential poll, Kemp trails far behind

TORPY: Training center opponents swamp City Hall once again

Inside City Hall: Does Atlanta’s transportation need more money?

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