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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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World Trade Organization -The first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General

February 15, 2021

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World Trade Organization -The first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General Source: World Trade Organization History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General WTO members made history today (15 February 2021) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General. When she […]

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act – Introduced January 04, 2021

February 10, 2021

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act The United States of America’s most loyal and patriotic citizens are those who are of African descent, even though they have been discriminated against economically, physically and mentally. Yet, an act of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not one that involved the […]

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Building the U.S. railroads: Enslaved African descent forced laborers

February 7, 2021

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Building the U.S. railroads with enslaved African descent forced laborers Americans often here about the labor used to build the Transcontinental Railroad and the great contributions of Chinese laborers, many who came to the United States by choice. White Americans have been given the glory of building the U.S. railroads. None of the 20,000 or […]

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