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How a Cyberattack Plunged a Long Island County Into the 1990s

Adding to its vulnerability, Suffolk, like many counties, was running on so-called legacy systems, outdated platforms that many municipalities do not know how to or cannot afford to modernize, said Benjamin Voce-Gardner, the director of the Office of Counter Terrorism for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, which has been […]

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Brown Sugar Kitchen Chef Tanya Holland’s New Cookbook ‘California Soul’

“The Great Migration is the most acute and dramatic demographic transformation in 20th century United States history,” said Dr. Karida Brown, a professor of sociology at Emory University and the author of “Gone Home: Race and Roots Through Appalachia.” Before the migration, 90 percent of African Americans lived in the South, Dr. Brown said. When […]

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USMNT weather surreal World Cup press conference as Iran pressure intensifies

Adams complimented Tuesday’s adversaries. Yet that, too, drew blowback. “We support Iran's people and Iran's team. But that being said, we're laser-focused on this match, as they are as well. We know how important this is, our progress of our team, and what we want to do to prove to our country how hard we've […]

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Buffalo grocery store mass shooter pleads guilty to terrorism as hate crime and murder charges

CNN  —  The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding three in May at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty Monday to state charges of domestic terrorism as a hate crime, murder and attempted murder.

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US citizen accused of killing North Carolina woman while vacationing. Here’s what we know

CNN  —  Shanquella Robinson arrived in the picturesque Mexican town of San José del Cabo on October 28 with six of her friends. One day later, the 25-year-old student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina


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Infatuation with English Soccer

The growing infatuation with English football in Africa; can the sport foster unity amongst the sports fans and citizenry at large? Since the inception of television in Sub Saharan Africa around the 1970s, the love for European sports like soccer, rugby and volleyball spread across the continent. Among those sports, soccer stands out with the […]


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ARE THE TAX REGIMES IN AFRICA STIFLING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON THE CONTINENT?

Tax regimes on the African continent vary from country to country. With Nigeria having one of the highest corporate tax rate of 30% ,  it compares relatively better on the Value Added Tax, at 7.5% compared to Madagascar and Morroco which both have some of the highest rates on the continent at 20% while Cameroon […]

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A Brief History of Kenya; East Africa’s Sleeping Giant

Kenya is an East African nation whose name originated from the traditional name of the Mt Kenya or Kirinyaga which is the county’s tallest mountain. The earliest inhabitants of Kenya were hunter-gatherers but from about 2,000 BC herders came to the region. Then from about 800 AD Arabs sailed to Kenya. Some settled and intermarried […]

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WHY REAL AFRICAN HISTORY IS LACKING IN AFRICAN CLASSES

In the spirit of the dedicated Black history month of February, attention has gone to the need for more Afro-centered history curriculum in African classes, something that has been missing across the board in Africa and the diaspora. Worth noting, is the fact that it’s not a coincidence that no real intellectual discourse and dispensation […]

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THE REAL IMPEDIMENT TO AFRICAN UNITY

Since the establishment of the organization of African Unity on 25th May, 1963 with the headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, the quest for African unity has been an elusive goal not just at the regional and national level but even at the interpersonal levels as evident in different institutions. From the inside, looking outward, it […]

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Strengthening the Relations Between Africa and the Caribbean

With a prolonged period of the absence of strong ties between Africa and the Caribbean owing to the matter of colonialization and the consequences after, the goal to forge better and strong relations is at the heart of many Africans on the continent and in the Caribbean. The leadership mainly in West African nations such […]

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