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A look back at how Atlanta became the “Black Mecca” and the “Hollywood of the South” with white flight

December 4, 2019

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A look back at how Atlanta became the “Black Mecca” and the “Hollywood of the South” with white flight This is a brief historical look back, via newspaper articles, at the transformation of the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta metropolitan area. Atlanta may not be as well known for racial challenges like Birmingham, Alabama […]

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Nigeria: Plans to launch US $70 million Oshodi Bus Transport Interchange

November 19, 2019

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Nigeria: Plans to launch US $70 million Oshodi Bus Transport Interchange By Teresia Njoroge Construction Review Nigeria is set to launch the US $70 million Oshodi Transport Interchange. Officials of the Lagos State Government announced the reports and said the project will be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The officials described the transport interchange, as […]

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$2.6 billion concession agreement signed for Ghana’s Accra Skytrain

November 19, 2019

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$2.6 billion concession agreement signed for Ghana’s Accra Skytrain 2019 Africa Investment Forum: Historic signing of high-speed railway construction concession agreement for Ghana, with the support of the African Development Bank Source: African Development Bank The African Development Bank has thrown its weight behind a concession agreement for the construction of a high-speed railway in […]

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Brazil: In 2018 blacks became 50.3% of Brazil’s public higher education students

November 14, 2019

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Brazil: In 2018 blacks became 50.3% of Brazil’s public higher education students Blacks or browns are more educated, but inequality with whites remains Pretos ou pardos estão mais escolarizados, mas desigualdade em relação aos brancos permanece Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics Social Statistics Release Date; November 13, 2019 In 2018, in Brazil, blacks or […]

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Jay-Z is not the first regarding talks of African American ownership in the NFL

August 18, 2019

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Jay-Z is not the first regarding talks of African American ownership in the NFL There is a lot of discussion taking place regarding Shawn C. Carter’s (Jay-Z) Roc Nation and the NFL’s announced partnership around social justice. The NFL partnership will make Jay-Z and his Roc Nation agency a co-producer of the Super Bowl halftime […]

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Gentrification study released by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on American cities

July 17, 2019

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Gentrification study released by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on American cities A new study released on July 17, 2019 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia looks at the consequences of gentrification in American citizens. Quentin Brummet NORC at the University of Chicago Davin Reed Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Community Development and Regional […]

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A look back at the black/African descent demographics of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

July 7, 2019

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A look back at the black/African descent demographics of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic This is a brief look back, as reported in American newspapers, at the black/African descent populations within 3 Spanish speaking regions of the Caribbean: Puerto Rico, Cuba and Dominican Republic. In the United States there is often confusion that there […]

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Nigeria will sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement

July 4, 2019

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Nigeria will sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement By Yomi Kazeem Quartz Nigeria—the continent’s largest economy and most populous country—will finally sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement which aims to boost intra-Africa trade and create the world’s largest trading bloc. While enough countries have signed up for the historic […]

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The Fourth of July during the era of slavery and the year slavery ended in the United States -Guam and Hawaii 1900

July 4, 2019

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Fourth of July during the era of slavery and the year slavery ended in the United States -Guam and Hawaii 1900 This is a brief historical look back at newspapers on Independence Day in the United States – Fourth of July, during the era of slavery. Also, this is a brief look back at the […]

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How the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in 1923

July 1, 2019

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How the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in 1923 This is a brief historical look back in time on how the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in the 1900s. What does race and “white” have to do with the 2020 Census? A most accurate count of the population is important in […]

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