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How the United States continued a system of enslavement after the 13th amendment in 1865

April 22, 2018

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How the United States continued a system of enslavement after the 13th amendment in 1865 The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America declared that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or […]

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The story of how the state of Alabama aimed to take control over Tuskegee University

April 14, 2018

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The story of how the state of Alabama aimed to take control over Tuskegee University Tuskegee University, formerly known as Tuskegee Institute, opened on July 4, 1881 and was founded by Lewis Adams, an influential African American entrepreneur, and began under the founding president Booker T. Washington. Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – […]

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African Continental Free Trade Area and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposes single African currency

April 6, 2018

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African Continental Free Trade Area and South African President Ramaphosa proposes a single African currency African News Agency KIGALI – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday strongly punted the idea of creating a single homogeneous currency for African countries in a bid to attract infrastructure investment and enable ease of intra-African trade. Speaking as […]

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Ghana: Criminal Investigation Department arrested Deputy General Secretary of Opposition NDC for coup d’état comment

March 27, 2018

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Ghana: Criminal Investigation Department arrested Deputy General Secretary of Opposition NDC for coup d’état comment Criminal Investigation Department arrested Deputy General Secretary of Opposition NDC Koku Anyidoho over President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo coup d’état comment Source: Ghana Web The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has picked up Deputy General Secretary of […]

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Ghana: Parliament approves controversial US ‘military base’ deal

March 26, 2018

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Ghana: Parliament approves controversial US ‘military base’ deal Citifmonline Parliament on Friday night, March 23, 2018, approved the controversial Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement which seeks to provide the United States access into the country to camp its military forces. The approval was done by only Majority Members of Parliament because the Minority staged a walkout […]

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President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding

March 24, 2018

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President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 is the United States omnibus spending bill for the U.S. federal government for FY2018 enacted by the 115th United States Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018. WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — […]

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Africa: Ghana hosts 5th meeting of presidential task force on ECOWAS single currency

February 23, 2018

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Africa: Ghana hosts 5th meeting of presidential task force on ECOWAS single currency The summit aimed at assessing progress towards a single regional currency by 2020. ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, was set up in 1975. Government of Ghana (Accra) The Fifth Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the Economic Community […]

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A look back at a few large military parades around the world

February 7, 2018

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A look back at a few large military parades around the world A look back at some of the world’s military parades. 1936 Nazi Germany ___ Video: 1936 Nazi Germany -Third Reich Parade ___ 1938 Nazi Germany ___ 1938 Nazi Germany ___ 1939 Nazi Germany ___ The 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler on April 20, […]

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When the African American unemployment rate was lower

January 28, 2018

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When the African American unemployment rate was lower On January 5, 2018 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the African American unemployment rate reached a record low of 6.8 percent unemployment, the lowest since the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. Question: Is this the lowest unemployment rate the federal […]

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United States: Who are the members of the 115th Congress?

January 20, 2018

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United States: Who are the members of the 115th Congress? Source: Congressional Research Service A profile of the membership of the 115th Congress (2017-2018) as of January 3, 2018. Statistical information is included on selected characteristics of Members, including data on party affiliation, average age, occupation, education, length of congressional service, religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity, […]

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