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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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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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