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The black African Moors in Europe- U.S. newspapers from the 1880s and 1890s

September 18, 2015

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The black African Moors in Europe- U.S. newspapers from the 1880s and 1890s We start with Treaty of Peace and Friendship -The treaty sealed at Morocco with the seal of the Emperor of Morocco June 23, 1786, and delivered to Thomas Barclay, American Agent, June 28, 1786 History in the United States often avoids detailed […]

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Landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage in the United States

June 26, 2015

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Landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage in the United States Reuters The Supreme Court ruled on Friday, June 26, 2015 that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and […]

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Fashback: The relocation of Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples

April 13, 2015

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Fashback: The relocation of Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples The the Pharaonic monuments in Aswan, known as Abu Simbel temples, were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE (Before the Current Era). Not only are the two temples at Abu Simbel among the most magnificent […]

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World’s Muslim population will surpass Christians this century

April 2, 2015

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World’s Muslim population will surpass Christians this century NPR Islam is growing more rapidly than any other religion in the world, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center that says the religion will nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it around 2070, if current trends continue. “The main reason Muslims are […]

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari wins historic presidential election landslide

March 31, 2015

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari wins historic presidential election landslide The 72-year-old built an early lead in northern states dominated by the mainly Muslim, Hausa-Fulani ethnic group of which he is a member. By Tim Cocks Reuters Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through […]

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Religion of former enslaved Africans after slavery ended in the United States

February 17, 2015

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Religion of former enslaved Africans after slavery ended in the United States The following articles expose the fact that even after slavery ended, in the United States, formerly enslaved Africans continued to observe forms of Traditional African Religion and in some cases actually reverted back to their ancestral faith. There was a great lack of comprehension of […]

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70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

January 27, 2015

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70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz The Guardian (UK) Almost 300 survivors of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camps at Auschwitz gather on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of their liberation, in what for many will be the last such commemoration. The ceremony will take place in front of the imposing Death […]

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Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) releases Russia’s estimate population as of January 1, 2015

January 26, 2015

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Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) releases Russia’s estimate population as of January 1, 2015 The Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) has released its first estimate of Russia’s population as of January 1, 2015. ________ Обновлено 23.01.2015 – Updated 01-23-2015     Provisional population estimates as of 1 January 2015 and the average for […]

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United Nations: Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015

January 7, 2015

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United Nations: Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, 2015 Edith M. Lederer Associated Press (UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against […]

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Cuba: Afro-Cubans could gain from new trade relations with the U.S.

December 19, 2014

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Cuba: Afro-Cubans could gain from new trade relations with the U.S.  A brief history of Black Cubans President Obama moves to undo the 54-year-old United States trade embargo against Cuba, using broad executive power to lift restrictions on travel, commerce and financial activities. The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are 2,013,155 Cuban-Americans (2013). The majority of Cubans who […]

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