February 22, 2018

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South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to return white owned farm land to black citizens

South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to return white owned farm land to black citizens RT South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. The government plans to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation without compensation. “The […]

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February 13, 2018

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Remembering Wall Street History: Joseph Searles and Dr. Jerome H. Holland

Remembering Wall Street History: Joseph Searles and Dr. Jerome H. Holland February 13, 2018 marks only 48 years for African Americans on Wall Street. What helped open the door to this late entry into the New York financial sector for African Americans? African Americans had long been college graduates and African Americans had long been […]

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February 11, 2018

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Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – Lewis Adams

Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – Lewis Adams This is a history moment to remember the American entrepreneur and educator, who is often overlooked. Lewis Adams is the founder of what is now Tuskegee University, located in the state of Alabama. Due to the great work of Tuskegee’s founding president Booker T. Washington, […]

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February 7, 2018

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Trans-African railway

Trans-African railway Al Jazeera The African Union has an ambitious plan to connect the port of Dakar in West Africa to the port of Djibouti in East Africa, linking 10 countries, many of them landlocked. The  ambitious plans come with a hope to boost trade on the continent. ____ Video: Trans-African railway line hopes to […]

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February 7, 2018

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Early western Europeans had dark skin

Early western Europeans had dark skin Scientists finally put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago. BBC News A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain’s […]

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February 7, 2018

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

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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February 3, 2018

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When Booker T. Washington visited Durham NC, Duke University and toured the state of North Carolina

When Booker T. Washington visited Durham NC, Duke University and toured the state of North Carolina Booker T. Washington visited the 1896 Durham County Colored Fair and later visited North Carolina in 1910. In 1896, Trinity College suspended classes for half a day so its students could attend the Fair to hear the renowned American […]

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January 28, 2018

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When the African American unemployment rate was lower

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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January 20, 2018

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

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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January 19, 2018

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt Yomi Kazeem Quartz Africa As Nigeria’s battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa’s largest economy a helping hand through their foundation. The foundation will pay off a $76 million loan […]

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