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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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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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How will the American Talent Initiative impact enrollments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

December 21, 2016

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How will the American Talent Initiative impact enrollments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities? Only one institution, Spelman College (a women’s only college) is a founding member of the American Talent Initiative. Howard University, Tuskegee University, Hampton University, Morehouse College (a men’s only college), North Carolina A&T State University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, […]

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Executive compensation at public and private colleges in the United States

December 7, 2016

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Executive compensation at public and private colleges in the United States The data below shows the total compensation received by chief executives of public colleges and university systems in 2014-15 and private colleges 2014. Note: On the list some presidents may no longer be employed at the institution while some were newly hired. Some private […]

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United States: Disparity in college student loan debt more than triples after graduation

October 27, 2016

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United States: Disparity in college student loan debt more than triples after graduation Brookings Institution The moment they earn their bachelor’s degrees, black college graduates owe $7,400 more on average than their white peers ($23,400 versus $16,000, including non-borrowers in the averages). But over the next few years, the black-white debt gap more than triples […]

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United Nations- Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent recommends reparations for African Americans

September 30, 2016

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United Nations- Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent recommends reparations for African Americans United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. The Working Group of Experts on […]

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NASA’s Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter’s moon Europa

September 26, 2016

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NASA’s Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter’s moon Europa NASA Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. The observation increases the […]

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World’s tallest timber university residence hall building- University of British Columbia’s 18-story Brock Commons

September 19, 2016

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World’s tallest timber university residence hall building- University of British Columbia’s 18-story Brock Commons University of British Columbia started construction on the 18-floor Brock Commons (Tall Wood) student residence near Chancellor Place Neighborhood on November 9, 2015. It will house 404 students in 272 studios and 33 four-bedroom units, and feature study and social gathering […]

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ROOTS at the White House

May 30, 2016

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ROOTS at the White House The White House hosted a day-long exploration of how we find our American stories along with a screening of History Channel’s “Roots”. The cast and producers from HISTORY’s event series “Roots” – including Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Tony Award® winner Anika Noni Rose, Malachi Kirby, Co-Executive Producer and original […]

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