August 20, 2016

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Australia: Metropolitan area populations for 2015 -Released August 18, 2016

Australia: Metropolitan area populations for 2015 Released 18 August 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics At 30 June 2015, Australia’s estimated resident population (ERP) was 23.78 million, an increase of 1.75 million people (7.9%) in the five years since 30 June 2010. In 2015, just under one third (32%) of Australia’s population resided in New South […]

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August 16, 2016

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United States: H.R. 40 Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

United States: H.R. 40 Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act America: Slavery and Jim Crow Introduced: Jan 6, 2015 Status: Referred to Committee on Jan 6, 2015 This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 6, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate […]

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August 16, 2016

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Movie honoring Katherine Johnson and the African American women of NASA – “Hidden Figures”

Movie honoring Katherine Johnson and the African American women of NASA – “Hidden Figures” NASA Katherine Johnson was born in 1918 in the little town of White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, Johnson was a research mathematician, who by her own admission, was simply fascinated by numbers. Fascinated by numbers and smart to boot, for by […]

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August 14, 2016

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NFL: San Diego Chargers release a conceptual design for a new downtown stadium

NFL: San Diego Chargers release a conceptual design for a new downtown stadium A new video, entitled “The Heart of San Diego,” shows the preliminary design concept for a new multi-use stadium that will not impose any new taxes on San Diego citizens. ____ Video: San Diego Chargers Stadium conceptual design ____ Video: San Diego […]

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August 11, 2016

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United Kingdom: Scotland’s population increased by migration

United Kingdom: Scotland’s population increased by migration National Records of Scotland National Records of Scotland released Scotland’s Population 2015. Tim Ellis, the Registrar General of Scotland, said: The figures produced by National Records of Scotland paint a picture of our nation in 2015. The Registrar General’s Annual Review has been published since 1855, and over […]

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August 9, 2016

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.9 percent in July 2016 White 4.3%, Black 8.4%

U.S. unemployment rate 4.9 percent in July 2016 White 4.3%, Black 8.4% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial […]

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August 5, 2016

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United Kingdom: Reparations march

United Kingdom: Reparations march Evening Standard UK Roads were closed off on 1 August 2016 as hundreds marched from Brixton to Parliament Square calling for reparations to be made for slavery. The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March is part of a campaign calling for amends to be made for enslavement endured by generations of African […]

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August 4, 2016

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United States: How some whites have viewed racial wealth and equality before and after 1968

United States: How some whites have viewed racial wealth and equality before and after 1968 How some white Americans view racial equality can be seen in these historical newspaper articles. This could reflect why some white Americans, during the 2016 presidential election, have a view that America is not as great as it use to be. 1865 […]

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August 2, 2016

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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Venues and Stadiums

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Venues and Stadiums Maracana Stadium will host the first and last days of the games. The stadium will also serve as the backdrop for the Men’s and Women’s soccer (football) finals.   Amazonia Arena will host soccer. The Beach Volleyball Arena will host, you guessed it, beach volleyball. Carioca […]

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July 29, 2016

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Historical Flashback: 1868 The 14th Amendment and United States presidential election

1868 The 14th Amendment and United States presidential election The 14th Amendment, was passed by the United States Congress in 1866. Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, was officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution on July 28, 1868. The […]

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