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A police officer protests during a shootout on 2 unarmed African Americans in New Haven near Yale University

A police officer involved in a shootout near Yale University campus has been holding protests for nearly a week. In contrast to unarmed African Americans Yale protesters claim that this case is not about race but about police education. On Sunday, protesters poured into the streets of Hamden, Connecticut. This was the sixth consecutive day of passionate but peaceful demonstrations …

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Lori Lightfoot chose Chicago's first African American mayor

"We may be strangers, but in this room we are all neighbors," she said after her victory to a cheering crowd. "Now that it's over, I know we're going to work together for the city we both love," said Lightfoot at their election campaign celebration. "Today you have done more than just write history, you have created a movement for …

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The researchers find that Americans adapt their thermostat to the African ambient temperatures

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from North Carolina State University has found that people living in the US tend to tune their thermostats to temperatures that correspond to the natural environmental conditions in parts of Africa. In their article published in the journal Royal Society Open Science the group describes their study of how sensors were installed …

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Oscars 2019: Hannah Beachler of Black Panther makes an emotional speech after being the first African American to win Best Production Design

Hannah Beachler became the first African American to win a Best Production Design Oscar. Beachler, who was also nominated as the first black man in the category, won her work on Marvel Blockbuster Black Panther . "New Orleans, you've heard me," she said before giving an emotional speech that has since been praised by Reese Witherspoon and Angela Bassett. Join …

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NBA launches the African basketball league with 12 teams across the continent

The league will debut next year and is referred to as Basketball Africa League. These include teams from several African countries, including Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. The NBA announced its plan with the International Basketball Federation and will host qualifying tournaments later this year. While there are several basketball teams across Africa, they …

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Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia fossils from the East African Rift System – ScienceDaily

A new dinosaur carrying its "heart" at the tail provides new clues to the evolution of African ecosystems during the Cretaceous, according to Ohio University researchers. The OHIO team identified and named the new species dinosaurs in an article published this week in PLOS ONE . The new dinosaur, the third, now described by southwestern Tanzania by the NSF-funded team, …

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South African fossils are a human missing link, says a new study

Specimens discovered in South Africa ten years ago represent the long-coveted mysterious missing link in our knowledge of human evolution, scientists have concluded in a new research study. The partially fossilised 2 million year old bones of an adult female and juvenile male were found in 2008 in a cave in Malapa near Johannesburg. Researchers found that the Australopithecus sediba …

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African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

Media caption Media caption Joy and dismay at DR Congo election results The African Union (AU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to postpone the The pan-African organization, which aims to promote unity and democracy, says it has "serious doubts" about provisional results released last week. Those figures gave opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi victory but Martin …

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