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African countries are in a race to build new billion-dollar cities for the 21st century | The New Times


An additional 1.3 billion people will be added to Africa’s population by 2050 and, unless infrastructure development happens at an unprecedented pace, sharp housing shortages will likely be an offshoot of the rapid population growth.

The problem will be even more acute in urban areas as more people migrate to cities for access to economic opportunities and better living standards. Indeed, by 2050 all of Africa’s key sub-regions will have more than 50 per cent of their population living in urban areas.

A new report by Estate Intel, a real estate market data and research firm, shows private developers and governments across the continent are spending over $100 billion on new sprawling city projects from Utopian sea-side business districts, smart tech hubs to futuristic residential…

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The Coeur d’Alene Press – Food and Health, Wait times for a donor heart may vary by race


The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and ethnicity. Now, preliminary research suggests African-American patients may experience longer wait times than other racial and ethnic groups.

Who gets a donor heart each time one becomes available is based on objective criteria such as blood type, body size and how urgently a patient needs a transplant. Wait times, which are partially driven by the geographic availability of donor organs, are generally months long.

In the study,presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference, researchers looked at people awaiting…

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Eviction isn't just about poverty. It's also about race — and Virginia proves it



Across the state, roughly 60 percent of majority African American neighborhoods have an annual eviction rate higher than 10 percent of households …
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Former Wright Museum executive files lawsuit, says he was fired because of race



A former executive at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Midtown Detroit has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully fired …
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‘Thief!’ Trump slams African-American candidate in Florida governor‘s race


‘Thief!’ Trump slams African-American candidate in Florida governor‘s race As mid-term elections draw nearer, US President Donald Trump has called a Democrat running for Florida governor nominee a “thief,” spurring accusations of racism against the African-American candidate.

In a Monday morning tweet, Trump hailed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis as being a “great congressman” who was educated at Harvard and Yale. Then he called his African-American Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum a “thief” and the mayor of “poorly run” Tallahassee, “said to be one of the most corrupt cities” in the US.

Although Gillum has not been convicted of any crime, he is the subject of a corruption investigation related to his administration. He has also come…

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Team says it was removed from football league because of race


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    Carroll County, Md. (WMAR) — Coaches for a youth football league are upset and want answers after their team was sidelined for the playoffs. While officials within the league say it was for behavioral issues, team leadership says it’s because of racial bias.

The Reisterstown Mustangs joined the Carroll County Youth Football and Cheer League this season. The board said the Reisterstown program was admitted on a “probationary basis” and new organizations can be barred from participation at any time.

The Reisterstown Mustangs are undefeated for the season but Saturday night shocking news from the league said they’re out.

“I want to see us go back in. I want to see us play in the playoffs,” said player, Josiah Groce.

Xander…

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