September 19, 2016

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World’s tallest timber university residence hall building- University of British Columbia’s 18-story Brock Commons

World’s tallest timber university residence hall building- University of British Columbia’s 18-story Brock Commons University of British Columbia started construction on the 18-floor Brock Commons (Tall Wood) student residence near Chancellor Place Neighborhood on November 9, 2015. It will house 404 students in 272 studios and 33 four-bedroom units, and feature study and social gathering […]

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September 16, 2016

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Bermuda: Independence idea revived amid Brexit

Bermuda: Independence idea revived amid Brexit The Royal Gazette Independence from Britain might be feasible, should the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union jeopardise Bermuda’s business interests, said finance minister Bob Richards. “We still don’t know which way is up,” Mr Richards cautioned of Brexit — the UK’s shock referendum result of June 23. “It’s […]

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September 14, 2016

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The U.S. Census Bureau might drop the term ‘race’ in 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau might drop the term ‘race’ in 2020 The agency is considering new ways of asking Americans what race and ethnicity they are CBC News As the United States becomes more diverse, its census bureau is trying to figure out how best to capture the changing face of the country. That could […]

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September 7, 2016

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The African American vote- The battle between the Republicans and Democrats

The African American vote- The battle between the Republicans and Democrats Often during presidential election years a conversation occurs about white southerners shifting their votes from Democratic Party to the Republican Party, after the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. A conversation also occurs regarding African Americans shifting their votes to the Democratic party from the Republican Party. Keeping […]

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September 1, 2016

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Georgetown University to give descendants of enslaved Africans priority for admission

Georgetown University to give descendants of enslaved Africans priority for admission Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of enslaved Africans owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community: Earlier this week, I […]

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September 1, 2016

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Thailand’s tallest building officially inaugurated

Thailand’s tallest building officially inaugurated The 77 story MahaNakhon Tower cost $520 million Times of India At 1,029 feet, Thailand just got its tallest building. Maha Nakhon is a 77-story tower that beats the previous skyscraper, Baiyoke Tower II, by 33 feet. The building is colossal, but somehow it looks like a huge pixelated image. […]

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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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