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Today in Black America - October 19

POSTED: October 19, 2023, 7:00 am

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The Associated Press

Georgia sheriff releases video showing a violent struggle before deputy shoots exonerated man

US announces $3.5B for projects nationwide to strengthen electric grid, bolster resilience

A sweeping gun bill aimed at tightening firearm laws passes in the Massachusetts House


The New York Times

About 300 protesters pleading for a cease-fire were arrested on Capitol Hill, organizers estimated.

Jim Jordan Defeated Again for Speaker as Republican Stalemate Deepens


How 100,000 Apartments in New York City Disappeared


USA Today

Trump co-defendants lose bids to block Georgia election meddling trial

Michigan GOP Rep. Jack Bergman ready to 'step up' and serve as House speaker after Jordan loses twice

Mississippi man sentenced to 9 years in prison for attacking Capitol police on Jan. 6


NJ.com


Viral racist rant that thrust N.J. neighborhood into spotlight will end with prison sentence

2 more N.J. men arrested in shooting death of Philadelphia police officer

New pre-K seats coming to 26 N.J. school districts. Here’s the list.



The Baltimore Sun


Baltimore spending board OKs $48 million settlement to three wrongfully convicted in student’s basketball jacket killing

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball proposes rent control and other housing affordability steps

Everett Browning steps in as acting chair of Maryland’s Democratic Party


The Los Angeles Times


He was beaten to death in Men’s Central Jail. It took staff nearly 4 hours to notice


‘You just take it and take it.’ Immigrant workers describe discrimination they face on the job

Los Angeles newscaster Christina Pascucci announces Senate bid


The Chicago Sun-Times


Mistakenly shot by Des Plaines cop, young guitarist will get $1.9 million payout

Some Chicago migrants could end up in St. Louis amid efforts to boost jobs, stem population loss

With his own money and campaign staffers, Pritzker launches national bid to protect abortion rights


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Training center battle tests Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ messaging

A school tries closing racial math gaps by teaching all kids the same classes


Ossoff to hold D.C. hearing into treatment of foster care children





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