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Today in Black America - December 14

POSTED: December 14, 2023, 8:30 am

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USA Today

Florida teachers sue state over law restricting pronouns in schools

Federal prosecutors to retry ex-Louisville police officer in Breonna Taylor civil rights case

Ukraine aid, pay raises: Senate passes $886 billion in defense spending


The New York Times

The Senate overwhelmingly passed an $886 billion defense bill, defying the demands of hard-right Republicans.

Children Risk Their Lives Building America’s Roofs


Unconventional Trial Judge Could Remove Trump From His N.Y. Empire


The Associated Press

New Hampshire attorney general files second complaint against white nationalist group

New York’s high court orders new congressional maps as Democrats move to retake control of US House

Few US adults would be satisfied with a possible Biden-Trump rematch in 2024, an AP-NORC poll shows


The Washington Post


John Brooks Slaughter, trailblazing leader at U-Md., dies at 89

Gaza ‘a living hell’ as people go hungry, U.N. agency head says

She knows the ache of losing a baby. Her calling is to help other Black moms.


NJ.com

N.J. bank employee stole over $100K from dead customer’s account, feds say

Fight brewing between Jersey Shore towns after officials vote to pull out of school district

Famed Bell Labs leaving historic headquarters to move to New Brunswick


The Baltimore Sun

Maryland Report Card: Baltimore City outpaces rest of state in number of improved schools

37 men sue Maryland alleging decades of systemic rape at youth detention center in Baltimore County

Google engineer teaches computer science class at Morgan State University to promote diversity in tech



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. is fast-tracking affordable housing. Some say those projects are pushing them out


California is losing clout in the U.S. Capitol

Sheriff’s ‘hit squad’ targets Villanueva supporters, lawsuit claims


The Chicago Sun-Times


Heartland Alliance cuts 65 jobs and shuts affordable housing division

Alden Loury: Black employment in Cook County is sandwiched between hope and reality


Police contract approved, arbitrator’s disciplinary ruling rejected at another stormy City Council meeting


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Defamation trial: Giuliani takes the stand today


PG A.M.: Opposition mounts against new GOP redistricting maps


Nonprofit restaurant employing justice-involved youth is coming to Atlanta



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