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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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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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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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A historical look back at Joe Biden’s position against busing in 1975

August 2, 2019

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A historical look back at Joe Biden’s position against busing in 1975 Busing was a tool used for racial desegregation in American public school systems These historical newspaper articles gives a brief overview at what the then young U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s anti-busing amendment aimed to do with regard to the anti-busing bill that was […]

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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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In 1911, Booker T. Washington was attacked for being an African American in New York City

July 12, 2019

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In 1911, Booker T. Washington was attacked for being an African American in New York City This is a brief look back, as reported in American newspapers, when Booker T. Washington was attacked for simply being an African American man in New York City. Born enslaved in Virginia in 1856, upon his gradating from Hampton […]

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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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