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Today in Black America - March 1

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The Washington Post

Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false accounts of Capitol riot

Senior Democrats abandon backup plan on $15-per-hour-minimum wage hike

Goya’s CEO falsely claims Trump is the ‘real,’ ‘legitimate’ president. Critics call for a boycott.


The Baltimore Sun

Maryland lawmakers weigh giving Baltimore full local control of police for first time in 160 years

Andra Day wins Golden Globe for Billie Holiday role in new movie chronicling jazz legend who was raised in Baltimore

At a Baltimore senior complex, a COVID vaccine clinic imbues sense of relief amid discussions of racial gap


Philly.com

Philly teachers back ‘soon,’ fans won’t be used, school reopening date announcement coming Monday


Philly hospitals must now disclose prices for care, but it’s still hard to comparison shop: ‘The randomness is stunning.’

Ex-Eagles star and NFL broadcasting pioneer Irv Cross passes away at 81


The Chicago Sun-Times

Far fewer students, classrooms without teachers and learning on laptops: how many Chicago schools will look starting Monday

As Chicagoans face ‘serious problems’ with mail delivery, Durbin urges Trump-appointed postmaster general to ‘step aside’

Laura Washington: Pandemic makes obvious another great health threat to African Americans: obesity


The Los Angeles Times


Democrats’ sweeping voting bill would make biggest election changes in decades

Muted response to diversity woes appears unlikely to quell firestorm


L.A. County teachers, some essential workers eligible for vaccine starting Monday


NJ.com


N.J. teachers, child care, transportation workers to become eligible for COVID vaccine, Murphy says

Some cops not happy that new N.J. weed law bans call to parents when kids are busted a first time

This Newark school building was shuttered in 2012. Now, it’s becoming a homeless shelter.



USA Today

Supreme Court to debate voting rights case that advocates worry will limit access to polls

Sen. Rick Scott, who objected to Pennsylvania vote count, says Biden 'absolutely' won fair and square

The stories of Black, enslaved people in the Great Smokies are lost in history. The national park wants to tell them.


The New York Times

How Pro-Trump Forces Pushed a Lie About Antifa at the Capitol Riot

Under Siege Over Sex Harassment Claims, Cuomo Offers Apology

Voter Suppression Is Grand Larceny











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