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U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020

May 8, 2020

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U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to […]

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A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina

May 1, 2020

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A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina A brief timeline look back on a few events that changed Charlotte ________________ Charlotte mid 1950s Charlotte Master Plan – showing a professional sports stadium along I-77 January 4, 1971 March 18, 1973 November 12, 1973 November 29, 1974 November 29, 1974 February 17, 1975 […]

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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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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2019 –Release Date: March 26, 2020

March 28, 2020

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U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2019 –Release Date: March 26, 2020 U.S. Census — Six of the 10 counties with the largest population gains this decade were in Texas — Harris, Tarrant, Bexar, Dallas, Collin, and Travis — according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s July 1, 2019, population estimates released today. The […]

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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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U.S. Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2018 | Released December 12, 2019

January 6, 2020

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U.S. Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2018 | Released December 12, 2019 Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 2,375 counties, decreased in 717, and was unchanged in 21 in 2018, according to estimates released December 12, 2019 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The percentage change […]

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U.S. State Populations 2019: Most populous states

December 31, 2019

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U.S. State Populations 2019: Most populous states Release date: December 30, 2019 U.S. Census Bureau Release Date: December 30, 2019 According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released today, forty-two states and the District of Columbia had fewer births in 2019 than 2018, while eight states saw a birth increase. With […]

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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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Remembering Yesteryear: 1929 College Athletes Commercialized

November 25, 2019

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Remembering Yesteryear: 1929 College Athletes Commercialized Long before the current conversation regarding allowing NCAA student athletes to receive payment for their athletic performance from their universities there was a conversation that took place in 1929. ____ October 28, 2019 NCAA poised to move toward allowing athletes to make money By Associated Press NEW YORK— The […]

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