November 30, 2022

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Census 2021 England and Wales released in 2022

The census in England and Wales is undertaken by the Office for National Statistics every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.   Video: Census shows reduction in people identifying as “White: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish”

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October 8, 2022

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“Sleepy” and Jack – The 1937 Davidson College football halftime act of a Cotton-Picking scene done to the tune of “Old Black Joe” vs Harvard University

A historical look back at when young African American boys traveled with Davidson College, as a halftime act, for the football game with Harvard University in 1937.  The halftime act was a cotton picking scene done to “Old Black Joe”, a song composed by by Stephen Forster (1826–1864) and published by Firth, Pond & Co. […]

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September 30, 2022

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The State of Florida vs Florida A&M University – A brief look back at racial desegregation

This is a brief look at how the press reported on how racial desegregation of Florida’s only public historically black university impacted the Florida A&M University. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M University/FAMU) is a public land-grant university in Tallahassee, Florida and was founded on October 3, 1887. In 1884, Thomas Van Renssaler Gibbs, a […]

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July 4, 2022

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2021 –Release Date: June 30, 2022

U.S. Census — The annual metropolitan population estimates are released for July 1, 2021.  .New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 23,216,685 .Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA 18,490,242 .Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA 9,946,526 .Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,876,339 .San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 9,545,921 .Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT CSA 8,430,341 .Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA 8,255,035 .Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA 7,398,774 .Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD […]

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June 28, 2022

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Australia releases data from Census 2021

The results of Australia’s 5-yearly census for 2021 have been released on 28 June 2022. The population grew to 25.5 million in the 2021. This is up 2.1 million from 2016. For the first time, fewer than half of Australians (44%) identify as Christian, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said. Just over 50 years ago, the […]

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June 15, 2022

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Uganda says exploration results show it has 31 million tonnes of gold ore

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda on Wednesday said recent exploration surveys have shown it has gold ore deposits of about 31 million tonnes and it wants to attract big investors to develop the sector hitherto dominated by small wildcat miners. Over the last two years aerial exploration was done across the country followed by geophysical and […]

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April 8, 2022

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Are there currently 2 Black women on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Is Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson the first Black woman appointed the the U.S. Supreme Court? Did president Barack Obama actually appoint the first Black woman or just another white woman to the supreme court when he appointed current associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia M. Sotomayor? Most of the American people understand that fact that justice Sonia […]

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January 22, 2022

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In 1905 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that compulsory vaccinations were legal in Massachusetts

The 1905 U.S. Supreme Court decision established the constitutionality of state compulsory vaccination laws when they are “necessary for the public health or the public safety. Jacobson involved compulsory vaccination in the midst of a smallpox epidemic when there was no other less coercive means available to staunch the outbreak. Vaccine efficacy against infectious diseases rests on the concept of herd […]

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January 1, 2022

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A look back at U.S. newspapers on January 1st when the nation enslaved African descent people

This is a very brief look back at the United States of America and the American press covering the enslavement of African descent people on January 1st of various years. Click images below to enlarge for better viewing

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December 6, 2021

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NCAA Finances of Intercollegiate Athletics | Division I and Division II – published November 2021

The finances of Intercollegiate sports programs at American universities.    Source: NCAA   The NCAA data come from the years 2011 to 2020 and published November 2021.   The data is provided annually by all active and provisional NCAA Division and Division II member schools via the NCAA Membership Financial Reporting System. Half of all […]

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