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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants

January 10, 2018

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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants Source: Michigan State University Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery. By linking […]

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UNCF – Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

November 15, 2017

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UNCF – Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities UNCF HBCUs have an incredible impact—they create skilled workers, jobs and serve as economic hubs for the areas that surround their campuses and beyond. The landmark study, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities—commissioned by UNCF’s Frederick D. […]

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources

October 19, 2017

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources With the signing of the bill into law, the path has been cleared for the establishment of the specialized university in the Niger Delta, charged with training and research in petroleum technologies. Vanguard Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, signed into law the […]

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Ever wonder why the Middle Atlantic states are not in the Mid-Atlantic of the East Coast?

October 12, 2017

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Ever wonder why the Middle Atlantic states are not in the Mid-Atlantic of the East Coast? Have you ever wondered why in the United States the term “Middle Atlantic” includes only northeastern states and not states which are actually located in the Middle Eastern Atlantic region? There is an NCAA Division I (FCS) athletic conference […]

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Historical Flashback: “The Star Spangled Banner” has not always been popular – A look at its role in the NFL

September 30, 2017

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Historical Flashback: “The Star Spangled Banner” has not always been popular – A look at its role in the NFL The current debate on National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” has sparkled a large debate within the United States. The United States is a nation that prides itself […]

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Evicted white farmers to launch ‘international’ legal action against Zimbabwe

August 25, 2017

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Evicted white farmers to launch ‘international’ legal action against Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Daily White farmers whose farms were forcibly taken over by supporters of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe say they have “launched a new international legal initiative to seek justice and compensation”. “Dispossessed Zimbabwean commercial farmers have launched a new international legal initiative to […]

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Boston’s public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map

March 24, 2017

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Boston’s public schools have adopted a new, more accurate world map By David Leveille PRI Boston’s public schools have adopted new world maps for some of their classrooms. The new maps replace the traditional, rectangular maps made using the 16th-century Mercator Projection method that was introduced back when Europe ruled — and exploited — much […]

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Yesteryear: A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU

February 23, 2017

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Yesteryear: A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU Morgan State University was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was not until 1937 when Morgan appointed an African American as its president. Dean Dwight […]

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

February 7, 2017

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act 115th Congress (2017-2018) Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] Introduced January 03, 2017 Committees: House – Judiciary Latest Action: January 12, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: House Judiciary January 03, 2017 Referred to the House […]

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Remember Yesteryear: NCAA’s Tangerine Bowl 1966 – Morgan State University vs West Chester

December 27, 2016

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Remember Yesteryear: NCAA’s Tangerine Bowl 1966 – Morgan State University vs West Chester History was made in college football in 1966. It was the first time a Historically Black College or University won an integrated football bowl game. Take look back at the year 1966, though these historical newspaper articles, when Morgan State College (now Morgan […]

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