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Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B
May 30, 2019
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. ... read more »
Zambian Villagers Win Landmark Ruling in Water Poisoning Case
April 26, 2019
The villagers succeeded against the odds in a case pitting their claims against a worldwide mining company which denied responsibility for the spill caused by a local Zambian company it controlled. It wasn’t the first claim against the Vedanta company, based in the UK. In January, a factory in Tamil Nadu, India, was ordered closed by the local pollution board for having “irreversibly polluted the groundwater in and around the Thoothukudi district." ... read more »
New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages
March 7, 2019
The new slave voyages website counts as the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
February 1, 2019
For movies opening February 1, 2019: ... read more »
Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending
November 20, 2018
Violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it, says the U.N. on its webpage “end violence day.” The reality of domestic violence is a plague that affects millions of women, often trapped in a toxic environment they cannot escape.  ... read more »
Ugandan Leader Tarnished By Torture Of Reggae Pop-Star
September 6, 2018
Images of a popular reggae music star in a wheel chair holding crutches have raised questions of whether Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered the arrest and torture of the star-turned-parliamentarian, Bobi Wine, who attended a recent rally of the opposition in the town of Arua.  ... read more »
40 Players Expected To Attend NBA Global Camp 2018
May 26, 2018
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced 31 of the 40 players who are expected to attend the NBA Global Camp 2018, a pre-Draft showcase from June 2-5 at La Ghirada Sports Center in Treviso, Italy, for top Draft-eligible prospects from outside the U.S. ... read more »
NBA Champion Kevin Durant Sets A New Guinness World Records™ Achievement In India
August 3, 2017
-Durant Hosts World’s Largest Basketball Lesson Across Multiple Venues with 3,459 Youth - ... read more »
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