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Ghana leverages its natural resources to secure $15 billion from China

July 9, 2017

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Ghana leverages its natural resources to secure $15 billion from China By Ken Sackey, Ghana News Agency ACCRA- China has pledged some $15 billion dollars to fund Ghana’s government’s massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further four billion dollars would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by […]

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Yesteryear: The size of the African American consumer market in 1954

July 2, 2017

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The size of the African American consumer market in 1954 The end of Jim Crow and segregation, in America, would soon mean a financial gain for white businesses and corporations. The Secret of Selling the Negro Market is a 1954 film financed by Johnson Publishing Company (the publisher of Ebony and JET magazines) and A […]

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U.S. Census 2017 Release: Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups in the United States: 2008–2012

June 29, 2017

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Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups in the United States: 2008–2012 Released June 28, 2017 U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration The population reporting Ethiopian, Nigerian, Haitian, Jamaican, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian ancestry in the United States is relatively small yet rapidly growing. About 2.5 million people […]

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United States: Demographic profile of the military community

April 17, 2017

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United States: Demographic profile of the military community This report is published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP)), under contract with ICF. This is a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community […]

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Historical Flashback: Enslavement life in Tuskegee, Alabama before the existence of the famous Tuskegee University

April 14, 2017

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Historical Flashback: Enslavement life in Tuskegee, Alabama before the existence of the famous Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama has played a major role in the history of the state of Alabama and in the history of the United States. Tuskegee is located in central Alabama, approximately 40 miles east of Montgomery, 21 miles west of Auburn […]

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime”

March 18, 2017

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinian people UN later withdraws Israel’s apartheid report UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report The head of the United Nations’ West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of […]

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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo

March 11, 2017

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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo AFP Archaeologists in Cairo believe they have uncovered parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. The statue could not be identified from its engravings, but since it was found at the entrance to the temple, it was likely to represent Ramses II, […]

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK

March 10, 2017

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK Al Jazeera Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after extended medical leave in the UK, state television reported on Friday. Buhari walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna. […]

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Africa: Ghana celebrates its 60th Independence Day from post colonialism by the United Kingdom

March 6, 2017

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Africa: Ghana celebrates its 60th Independence Day from post colonialism by the United Kingdom By President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo March 6, 2017 We are met here today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence, to celebrate our freedom from the clutches of British imperialism, to celebrate the […]

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African American owned bank taken over by Indian American owned bank

February 11, 2017

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African American owned bank taken over by Indian American owned bank Seaway Bank and Trust was closed on January 27, 2017, by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was appointed as receiver. BUSINESS WIRE DALLAS, TX- State Bank of Texas (SBT)—a $740-million asset bank […]

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