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Are there currently 2 Black women on the U.S. Supreme Court?

April 8, 2022

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Is Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson the first Black woman appointed the the U.S. Supreme Court? Did president Barack Obama actually appoint the first Black woman or just another white woman to the supreme court when he appointed current associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia M. Sotomayor? Most of the American people understand that fact that justice Sonia […]

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In 1905 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that compulsory vaccinations were legal in Massachusetts

January 22, 2022

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The 1905 U.S. Supreme Court decision established the constitutionality of state compulsory vaccination laws when they are “necessary for the public health or the public safety. Jacobson involved compulsory vaccination in the midst of a smallpox epidemic when there was no other less coercive means available to staunch the outbreak. Vaccine efficacy against infectious diseases rests on the concept of herd […]

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A look back at U.S. newspapers on January 1st when the nation enslaved African descent people

January 1, 2022

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This is a very brief look back at the United States of America and the American press covering the enslavement of African descent people on January 1st of various years. Click images below to enlarge for better viewing

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Barbados held a ceremony to mark the island’s transition to a Republic, with the Queen removed as head of state

November 30, 2021

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BRIDGETOWN, Nov 30, 2021 (Reuters) – Barbados ditched Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. At the strike of midnight, the new republic was born to cheers […]

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Creating Modern Atlanta: 1932 Georgia’s Fulton County merges with Milton and Campbell counties – 1952 Buckhead is annexed by Atlanta

November 22, 2021

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In 2021, there is a debate on going with some of Atlanta residents of the Buckhead neighborhood. Some of Buckhead’s residents seek to secede from the city of Atlanta to form an independent Buckhead City.   Opponents of a Buckhead succession say it would strip the City of Atlanta of the tax revenue and cripple the city’s budget generated by Buckhead’s […]

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Nigeria becomes first African nation to roll out digital currency

October 26, 2021

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Nigeria’s central bank earlier in February outlawed banks and financial institutions from transacting or operating in cryptocurrencies, saying they posed a threat to the financial system.    The Central Bank of Nigeria joined a growing list of emerging markets betting on digital money to cut transaction costs and boost participation in the formal financial system. […]

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G7 Public Policy Principles for Retail Central Bank Digital Currencies

October 16, 2021

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WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – G7 finance officials  endorsed 13 public policy principles for retail central bank digital currencies, saying they should be grounded in transparency, the rule of law and sound economic governance, the Treasury Department said. The finance officials met in person, with some joining by video, in Washington on Wednesday during the […]

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2021- Republicans aim to suppress future African American voter turnout by using the 1898 North Carolina Democratic Party’s handbook

March 4, 2021

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2021- Republicans aim to suppress future African American voter turnout by using the 1898 North Carolina Democratic Party’s handbook The U.S. Supreme Court may soon rule to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona, that could make it harder to challenge voting suppression tactics that Republicans nationwide have planned. The Supreme Court ruling could make it very […]

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How racial desegregation changed Georgia State University

March 2, 2021

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How racial desegregation changed Georgia State University A look back at the racial demographic changes the have occurred, since 1962, at Georgia State University. Georgia State is Georgia’s largest public university by enrollment. Georgia State University has evolved from an evening school of commerce to a major state research urban university in Atlanta. Georgia State […]

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Atlanta’s Racial Segregation Wall – Peyton and Harlan Racial Road Barricades

February 23, 2021

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Atlanta’s Racial Segregation Wall – Peyton and Harlan Racial Road Barricades Two road barricades were erected on December 18, 1962 on Peyton Road and Harlan Road, in southwest Atlanta, at the direction of Atlanta’s Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., and Atlanta’s board of aldermen. This was to discourage African American citizens from purchasing homes in adjacent […]

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