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Facebook and telecoms companies to build undersea cable around the continent of Africa

May 18, 2020

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Facebook and telecoms companies to build undersea cable around the continent of Africa BBC News Facebook is teaming up with telecoms companies to build a 37,000km (23,000-mile) undersea cable to supply faster internet to 16 countries in Africa. Its length – almost equal to the circumference of the Earth – will make it one of […]

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History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University)

March 31, 2020

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History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) Below is a brief look at a few of the women in leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) as the newspapers presented them. Also, a brief looked at Booker T. Washington’s 1907 view on women in business […]

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Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers

March 22, 2020

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Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers A brief look back on how a few newspapers covered the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Source: Madame C.J. Walker Papers Manuscript and Visual Collections Department William Henry Smith Memorial Library Indiana Historical Society Sarah Breedlove was born in Delta, La., on December […]

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The 33rd AU Summit kicks off with the 39th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee

January 25, 2020

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The 33rd AU Summit kicks off with the 39th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee January 21, 2020 Press Release Nº01/ 33rd AU Summit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 January 2020: Under the theme ‘Silencing the guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development’, the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit opened on Tuesday 21 January 2020, at […]

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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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