Archive | September, 2016

United Nations- Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent recommends reparations for African Americans

September 30, 2016

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United Nations- Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent recommends reparations for African Americans United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. The Working Group of Experts on […]

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Obama administration and the U.S. Government To U.S. Government to pay $492 million to 17 Native American tribes

September 29, 2016

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Obama administration the U.S. Government to pay $492 million to 17 Native American tribes The settlements mark the end of a push by the Obama administration to resolve what the U.S. says is more than 100 lawsuits totaling more than $3.3 billion brought by American Indian individuals and tribal governments against the federal government. Rebecca […]

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Canada’s population now more than 36 million after refugee influx last year

September 29, 2016

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Canada’s population now more than 36 million after refugee influx last year Statistics Canada says such an increase in population last year hasn’t been seen since 1988-89. Statistics Canada also said a record 320,932 immigrants came to Canada last year. The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says a record number of immigrants arriving in […]

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Zimbabwe government pays out $42.7 million (US) to evicted white farmers

September 28, 2016

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Zimbabwe government pays out $42.7 million (US) to evicted white farmers Xinhua HARARE- The Zimbabwean government has so far paid out 42.7 million U.S. dollars to former white commercial farmers who lost their land during the country’s on-going land reform program, an official has said. The land reform program seeks to redistribute farms to formerly […]

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NASA’s Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter’s moon Europa

September 26, 2016

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NASA’s Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter’s moon Europa NASA Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. The observation increases the […]

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NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa

September 26, 2016

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NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa NASA NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that […]

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

September 19, 2016

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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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Bermuda: Independence idea revived amid Brexit

September 16, 2016

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

September 14, 2016

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

September 7, 2016

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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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