June 23, 2020

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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S.

See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S. U.S. military bases named after Confederates should also be renamed There are many Americans who agree there should not be an erasing of United States history. Removing Confederate monuments and confederate flags does not erase history o […]

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June 19, 2020

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda

1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda This is a brief look back at a moment in history, captured in American newspapers. This moment is shared so as never to forget and to always pay attention to those around you. Those who smile at you are not always […]

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June 16, 2020

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1862: When President Abraham Lincoln aimed to pay the enslavers to end slavery

1862: When President Abraham Lincoln aimed to pay the enslavers to end slavery This is a brief look back at how newspapers reported the offer to pay enslavers to free the enslaved African descent population. On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president. The Civil War in the United States began in […]

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May 22, 2020

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2019 Chicago O’Hare remains world’s busiest airport in airplane movements – Atlanta world’s busiest airport in passengers

2019 Chicago O’Hare remains world’s busiest airport in airplane movements – Atlanta world’s busiest airport in passengers Airports Council International Montreal, 19 May 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements for 2019 combined with a glimpse of 2020 […]

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May 18, 2020

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Facebook and telecoms companies to build undersea cable around the continent of Africa

Facebook and telecoms companies to build undersea cable around the continent of Africa BBC News Facebook is teaming up with telecoms companies to build a 37,000km (23,000-mile) undersea cable to supply faster internet to 16 countries in Africa. Its length – almost equal to the circumference of the Earth – will make it one of […]

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May 8, 2020

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U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020

U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to […]

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May 1, 2020

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A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina

A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina A brief timeline look back on a few events that changed Charlotte ________________ Charlotte mid 1950s Charlotte Master Plan – showing a professional sports stadium along I-77 January 4, 1971 March 18, 1973 November 12, 1973 November 29, 1974 November 29, 1974 February 17, 1975 […]

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April 22, 2020

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A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918

A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 This is a brief view of how American newspapers reported the events of the 1918 Spanish Flu. This may remind you of how American cities and states are responding today during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Spanish Flu did not […]

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April 1, 2020

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Paris: A look back on the completion of the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889

Paris: A look back on the completion of the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889 On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers. The […]

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March 31, 2020

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History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University)

History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) Below is a brief look at a few of the women in leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) as the newspapers presented them. Also, a brief looked at Booker T. Washington’s 1907 view on women in business […]

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