March 22, 2020

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Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers

Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers A brief look back on how a few newspapers covered the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Source: Madame C.J. Walker Papers Manuscript and Visual Collections Department William Henry Smith Memorial Library Indiana Historical Society Sarah Breedlove was born in Delta, La., on December […]

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January 25, 2020

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The 33rd AU Summit kicks off with the 39th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee

The 33rd AU Summit kicks off with the 39th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee January 21, 2020 Press Release Nº01/ 33rd AU Summit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 January 2020: Under the theme ‘Silencing the guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development’, the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit opened on Tuesday 21 January 2020, at […]

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January 6, 2020

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U.S. Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2018 | Released December 12, 2019

U.S. Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2018 | Released December 12, 2019 Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 2,375 counties, decreased in 717, and was unchanged in 21 in 2018, according to estimates released December 12, 2019 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The percentage change […]

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December 29, 2019

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A look back at when Adolf Hitler was viewed as a messiah by many German people

Yesteryear: A look back at when Adolf Hitler was viewed as a messiah by many German people Modern propaganda techniques—including strong images and simple messages—helped propel Adolf Hitler from a little known extremist to a leading political candidate in Germany’s 1932 presidential elections. Nazi propagandists cast Hitler as a military leader, as a father figure, […]

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December 4, 2019

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A look back at how Atlanta became the “Black Mecca” and the “Hollywood of the South” with white flight

A look back at how Atlanta became the “Black Mecca” and the “Hollywood of the South” with white flight This is a brief historical look back, via newspaper articles, at the transformation of the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta metropolitan area. Atlanta may not be as well known for racial challenges like Birmingham, Alabama […]

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November 25, 2019

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Remembering Yesteryear: 1929 College Athletes Commercialized

Remembering Yesteryear: 1929 College Athletes Commercialized Long before the current conversation regarding allowing NCAA student athletes to receive payment for their athletic performance from their universities there was a conversation that took place in 1929. ____ October 28, 2019 NCAA poised to move toward allowing athletes to make money By Associated Press NEW YORK— The […]

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November 19, 2019

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Nigeria: Plans to launch US $70 million Oshodi Bus Transport Interchange

Nigeria: Plans to launch US $70 million Oshodi Bus Transport Interchange By Teresia Njoroge Construction Review Nigeria is set to launch the US $70 million Oshodi Transport Interchange. Officials of the Lagos State Government announced the reports and said the project will be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The officials described the transport interchange, as […]

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November 19, 2019

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$2.6 billion concession agreement signed for Ghana’s Accra Skytrain

$2.6 billion concession agreement signed for Ghana’s Accra Skytrain 2019 Africa Investment Forum: Historic signing of high-speed railway construction concession agreement for Ghana, with the support of the African Development Bank Source: African Development Bank The African Development Bank has thrown its weight behind a concession agreement for the construction of a high-speed railway in […]

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November 14, 2019

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Brazil: In 2018 blacks became 50.3% of Brazil’s public higher education students

Brazil: In 2018 blacks became 50.3% of Brazil’s public higher education students Blacks or browns are more educated, but inequality with whites remains Pretos ou pardos estão mais escolarizados, mas desigualdade em relação aos brancos permanece Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics Social Statistics Release Date; November 13, 2019 In 2018, in Brazil, blacks or […]

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August 18, 2019

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Jay-Z is not the first regarding talks of African American ownership in the NFL

Jay-Z is not the first regarding talks of African American ownership in the NFL There is a lot of discussion taking place regarding Shawn C. Carter’s (Jay-Z) Roc Nation and the NFL’s announced partnership around social justice. The NFL partnership will make Jay-Z and his Roc Nation agency a co-producer of the Super Bowl halftime […]

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