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A look at the demographics of the U.S. federal government workforce

August 20, 2020

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A look at the demographics of the U.S. federal government workforce Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions” is published. It is commonly known as the Plum Book and is alternately published between the House and Senate. The Plum Book has a listing of over 7,000 […]

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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S.

June 23, 2020

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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S. U.S. military bases named after Confederates should also be renamed There are many Americans who agree there should not be an erasing of United States history. Removing Confederate monuments and confederate flags does not erase history o […]

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda

June 19, 2020

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda This is a brief look back at a moment in history, captured in American newspapers. This moment is shared so as never to forget and to always pay attention to those around you. Those who smile at you are not always […]

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2019 Chicago O’Hare remains world’s busiest airport in airplane movements – Atlanta world’s busiest airport in passengers

May 22, 2020

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2019 Chicago O’Hare remains world’s busiest airport in airplane movements – Atlanta world’s busiest airport in passengers Airports Council International Montreal, 19 May 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements for 2019 combined with a glimpse of 2020 […]

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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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A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918

April 22, 2020

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A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 This is a brief view of how American newspapers reported the events of the 1918 Spanish Flu. This may remind you of how American cities and states are responding today during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Spanish Flu did not […]

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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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