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Charlottesville To Move Statue Of Gen. Lee To Museum To Be Melted Into New Monument

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, decided to relocate the statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee to a local African-American Heritage museum, where it will be melted into a new monument, city counselor Lloyd Snook...
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36 Black Women Who Changed American History

To compile a list of 33 Black women who have changed American history, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a set of images of “African-American Women Changemakers” — including educators, activists, artists,...
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Us Closes Investigation Into Notorious Emmett Till Civil Rights Murder

The US Justice Department announced on Monday that it has ended its investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, an African-American teenager whose brutal slaying galvanized the civil rights movement. Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was...

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Dummy Aoc Calls Out Gop As Kkk Party — But This Is Cool And She Will Keep All Committee...

KKK Democrats marching in Washington DC in the early 1900s. The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the activist wing of the Democratic Party. On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas,...
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African American Women Are Under-represented In Social Media For Breast Reconstruction

African American women are less likely to be pictured in social media posts showing the outcomes of breast reconstruction, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American...
Related topics: Social Media, Medical Research

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Minnpost Picks: On Moral Injury, London’s Most Iconic Floor Plan And African American Cooking

On Top of Everything Else, the Pandemic Messed With Our Morals, The Atlantic In 1994, Jonathan Shay, a clinical psychiatrist, coined the term “moral injury” after noticing that some American soldiers returned from Vietnam with profound...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Vietnam

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Pga Legend Lee Elder Dies At 87

Former professional golfer Lee Elder has died. The PGA Tour announced on Monday that Elder has died at the age of 87. Elder made history in 1975 as the first African American golfer to play in the Masters. Lee Elder has passed away at the age of...

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La Firefighter Accused Of Wiping His Butt With Vaccine Order; Officials Investigating: Report

A group representing African American firefighters said members were "sickened and disgusted by this horrific display of unprofessionalism."

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Ethiopian Envoy Says No Targeted Arrests Made In Country Amid Claims Of Detained Americans

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Commenting on Washington's claims that Americans have been arrested in Ethiopia, the African country's ambassador to the United States, Fitsum Arega, told Sputnik that there had been no targeted arrests made in the country.
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The Formation Of The North American Monsoon: A Unique Case In The World

Monsoons are found not only in South Asia; they are part of a global-scale circulation that affects almost all tropical regions (e.g., Australian monsoon, African monsoon, etc.). One occurs in North America too, the North American monsoon, which...

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China’s Influence Looms Over Blinken’s Africa Visit

On a stop in Nigeria, the secretary of state said the U.S. would no longer treat African countries as pawns in a global game. But American competition with Beijing was hard to overlook.
Related topics: China, Nigeria, Beijing

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Cornell Program Promotes African Links, Diversity In Plant Sciences

The Cornell University Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa, a program that brings master's students from sub-Saharan Africa to Cornell to complete doctorate degrees in horticulture, has now added a second assistantship for African Americans.

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Venus Williams Attends Advance Screening Of 'king Richard' In Washington, D.c.

Venus Williams is stepping out for a screening of King Richard! The 41-year-old tennis star was spotted at a special advance screening of the new film at the National Museum Of African American History & Culture on Sunday (November 15) in...
Related topics: Tennis, Museum

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Common Gene Variants Linked To Sepsis And Covid-19 Severity In African Americans

Two genetic risk variants that are carried by nearly 40 percent of Black individuals may exacerbate the severity of both sepsis and COVID-19, researchers have found.
Related topics: Genetics, Sepsis, Medical Research

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Us Judge Rejects Mistrial Request Over Ahmaud Arbery Killing

Lawyers for three white men charged with the murder of a Black jogger called Monday for a mistrial on the grounds that jurors were being influenced by the presence of leading African-American pastors in the court gallery. Superior Court Judge...

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Citizen's Arrest Law At Center Of Trial Of Arbery's Killers Originated In Slavery

Jury selection has begun for the trial of Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., the three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed twenty-five year old African American man in February 2020, outside of...

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This Gop Congressman Tried To Fearmonger About Biden’s Agenda — But It Completely Backfired

Republicans can be brutally effective with their messaging, however disingenuous — from weaponizing the term "woke" (which had a very positive connotation when it originated in the African-American community) to convincing Virginia voters that...
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Colin Powell’s Mixed Legacy

Today’s show is all about Colin Powell’s death from complications associated with Covid, and his mixed legacy as an African-American trailblazer, who was the first Black US Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and National...
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Startup Harnesses Self-supervised Learning To Tackle Speech Recognition Biases

Speech recognition systems struggle to understand African American Vernacular English (AAVE). In a 2020 study by Stanford University researchers, the software performed so poorly for AAVE that some leading systems made correct transcriptions for...
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Charlie Kirk: Joy Reid Represents 'childless, Metropolitan People'

Charlie Kirk set his sights on Joy Reid and her motherhood status because Kirk hates the African-American host who continually calls out Republican love of white supremacy under the guise of critical race theory. Scumbag Charlie wants Republicans to...

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