April 19, 2015

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April 19, 1775- The American experiment to create a more perfect union began with war

April 19, 1775- The American experiment to create a more perfect union began with war The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). On April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. On the night of […]

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April 16, 2015

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Remember Yesteryear: Albert Einstein’s perspective on African Americans and race relations in the United States

Albert Einstein’s perspective on African Americans and race relations in the United States One hundred years ago, a 36-year-old Albert Einstein presented the complete formulation of the General Theory of Relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Albert Einstein, a physicist, was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany in 1879. Einstein grew up in a secular, […]

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April 16, 2015

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NBA: Final 2014-2015 Season Attendance

NBA: Final 2014-2015 Season Attendance The NBA regular season ended on April 15, 2015. The playoffs begin on April 18, 2015. Source: ESPN ___________ Oakland’s Golden State Warriors equal second highest total attendance in franchise history The Golden State Warriors have equaled the second-highest total attendance in franchise history for the 2014-15 season with 803,436 […]

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April 15, 2015

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NASA Mars rover’s weather data bolster case for puddles of salty water

NASA Mars rover’s weather data bolster case for puddles of salty water NASA Martian weather and soil conditions that NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured, together with a type of salt found in Martian soil, could put liquid brine in the soil at night. Perchlorate identified in Martian soil by the Curiosity mission, and previously by […]

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April 14, 2015

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2014 World’s Busiest Airports- Release Date March 26, 2015

2014 World Airport Traffic and Rankings Release Date March 26, 2015 Airports Council International (ACI) MONTREAL – Based on reports from 1,095 airports worldwide, ACI’s preliminary passenger traffic results for 2014 show that the top four ranked positions with respect to the world’s busiest airports in overall passenger traffic have not changed as compared to […]

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April 13, 2015

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Fashback: The relocation of Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples

Fashback: The relocation of Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples The the Pharaonic monuments in Aswan, known as Abu Simbel temples, were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE (Before the Current Era). Not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent […]

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April 12, 2015

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78 counties turned majority-non-white since 2000

Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-non-white since 2000 By Jens Manuel Krostad Pew Research Center From 2000 to 2013, 78 counties in 19 states, from California to Kansas to North Carolina, flipped from majority white to counties where no single racial or ethnic group is a majority, according to a new Pew Research […]

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April 11, 2015

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First Lady Michelle Obama- Creating Opportunity for Native Youth

First Lady Michelle Obama- Creating Opportunity for Native Youth The White House Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release April 08, 2015 Prepared Remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama for White House Convening on Creating Opportunity for Native Youth As Prepared for Delivery Washington, DC Good morning everyone, and welcome to the White House.  […]

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April 11, 2015

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Remember yesteryear: African American owned airlines in the United States

Remember yesteryear: African American owned airlines in the United States Wheeler Airlines, Air Atlanta, and DC Air First a look back at the Black Star Line “They said that the Negro had no initiative; that he was not a business man, but a laborer; that he had not the brain to engineer a corporation, to […]

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April 10, 2015

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A rising share of the U.S. Black population is foreign born

A rising share of the U.S. Black population is foreign born 9 Percent are immigrants; and while most are from the Caribbean, Africans drive recent growth By Monica Anderson Pew Research Center A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the United States today, more than four times the number in 1980, according to a […]

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