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8:39 AM / Friday January 22, 2021

Diaspora

Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this 1921 image provided by the Library of Congress, smoke billows over Tulsa, Okla. For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district in 1921 was referred to as the Tulsa race riot. Under new standards developed by teachers for approaching…

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‘Mom, we need food’: Thousands in South Sudan near famine

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kidrich Korok cries in the yard outside her house in Lekuangole, South Sudan, remembering her nine-year-old son Martin who she said starved to death in July. South Sudan is one of four countries with areas that could slip into famine, the United Nations has warned, along with Yemen, Burkina Faso and northeastern Nigeria.(AP…

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World waits nervously, impatiently for US election result

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A man carrying a pot to fetch water walks past a banner featuring U.S. democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris in Thulasendrapuram village, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. The villagers on Tuesday held special prayers for Harris’ success in the U.S. elections at a Hindu temple…

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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

June 25, 2020

Photo: Mary W. Jackson/NASA WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research…

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In a recent inter-continental video conference, Ghanaian and U.S. leaders are named to the board of The Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence

May 29, 2020

A group of business, professional, academic, civic and public-sector leaders from Northern and Southern Ghana, and across the U.S. recently convened by video conference, in the first, inter-continental organizational board meeting for The Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence. The attendees affirmed the non-profit organization’s mission statement, which is,  “To help Ghana’s students and entrepreneurs…

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Michelle Obama launches online reading series for kids

April 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. “Mondays with Michelle Obama” is…

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World Bank warns: “severe food security crisis in Africa” due to coronavirus

April 15, 2020

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In a pre-dawn raid in food-starved Zimbabwe, police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown confiscated and destroyed 3 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables by setting fire to it. Wielding batons, they scattered a group of rural farmers who had traveled overnight, breaking restrictions on movement to bring the precious produce to one…

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