July 16, 2018

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Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents

Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents Public universities and systems from 2010-2017 Private colleges from 2008-2015 All colleges and universities are not listed. Some institutions have since changed presidents or chancellors since these salaries were made public. Compensation at Public Colleges * Partial-year compensation James R. Ramsey *University of Louisville […]

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July 14, 2018

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A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples

A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples When the U.S. government segregated America A look back at how the United States racially segregated its newly created 1950s and 1960s suburban communities. Housing is the largest component of wealth for most American families. African Americans have been […]

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July 8, 2018

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Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s

Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s Many Americans are descendants of immigrants from Europeans. Europeans were not always not welcome to become Americans, if they were of non-British heritage. Some Europeans were even called “undesirable” immigrants. Today, in the United States there are many […]

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June 28, 2018

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Mid-2017 Population estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Mid-2017 Population estimates for United Kingdom, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Office for National Statistics In mid-2017 the population of the UK was just over 66 million (66,040,229). In the year to mid-2017 the population of the UK increased by 0.6%, or 392,000 people. The year to mid-2016 had the highest population growth, […]

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June 26, 2018

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Ghana: Accra’s Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project and Nigeria’s Lagos – Eko Atlantic update

Ghana: Accra’s public-private partnership – Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project A new city skyline for Accra ACCRA, GHANA- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 15 December 2018, broke ground on the construction of a  new US $1.2 billion Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project in Accra. The Marine Drive Project, from its construction to the […]

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June 26, 2018

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to target Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to target Jupiter’s Great Red Spot By Eric Villard / Laura Betz NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built, will use its unparalleled infrared capabilities to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, shedding new light on the enigmatic storm […]

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June 20, 2018

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Canada: Federal government’s bill legalizing recreational cannabis passes 52-29

Canada: Federal government’s bill legalizing recreational cannabis passes 52-29 Peter Zimonjic CBC News CANADA- Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks Senators have voted to pass the federal government’s bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for a fully legal […]

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June 17, 2018

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George Washington Carver in a rare new 1937 color Kodachrome film from The National Archives

George Washington Carver in a rare new 1937 color Kodachrome film from The National Archives The National Archives The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal […]

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June 13, 2018

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Africa: Ghana and Cameroon engaged with China’s military

Africa: Ghana and Cameroon engaged with China’s military Ghana engaged with China in joint military exercise The 28th Escort Task Group of the Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army Naval vessel has arrived in Ghana. This is the maiden visit of the task group and will further deepen cooperation between Ghana and China. By Robert Anane/Elizabeth Ofosu […]

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May 30, 2018

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The surnames or last names of African Americans and other ethnic groups – A look via historical newspapers

The surnames or last names of African Americans and other ethnic groups – A look via historical newspapers The United States of America is the child nation of the United Kingdom.  With this being well known, American surnames come from all over the world. Chinese surnames are the most ancient in the world, they go […]

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