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Windhoek water supply threat

Windhoek - The residents of the Namibian capital Windhoek have been urged to save at least 10 percent of their water due to a poor rainy season and …

How Long Can New Jersey's Drinking-Water Supplies Hold Out?

Compared with many other states, New Jersey has a relatively modest abundance of drinking water -- ample surface water and groundwater supplies, and …

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Brazil Water Supply, Crops Still at Risk a Year after Epic Drought

By Anna Flávia Rochas and Roberto Samora<p>SAO PAULO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Southeastern Brazil is getting some rainfall a year after a record drought …

Detroit Reverend Claims Drinking Water Supply as Bad as the Holocaust

Reverend <b>Charles Williams</b>, president of the Detroit chapter of <b>Al Sharpton’</b>s National Action Network, came under scrutiny Wednesday for his comments …

Tony Stewart's epic response to being hacked by ISIS

Smoke's racetrack was one of several sites hacked by the self-proclaimed Islamic State this weekend.<p><i>USA Today</i> reports Tony Stewart and the Eldora Speedway became targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State last weekend.<p>The track was one of at least three Ohio-based businesses that saw their sites …

Black Friday slavery myth trips up stars

Does the term “Black Friday” have its roots in slave-era times?<p>The answer is no, but that didn’t stop many Americans from tweeting, texting and …

49 Shots And The Cop Goes Free

They unleashed a hail of bullets to rival the final scene in ‘Bonnie and Clyde.’ But the man and women killed in 2012 were unarmed—and now these cops …

White America’s ignorant bliss: Why so many “good” white people are completely oblivious

Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don’t get that<p>I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a grand jury, and even the …

RBPEA: Wrapping up on gender – Tom Graves

In what ways can we use explorations at the <b>RBPEA</b> (Really-Big-Picture Enterprise-Architecture) scope and scale to create insights for practical use in …

Rights groups slam Turkey's Erdogan over remarks on women

Women's rights groups responded angrily Tuesday to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that women and men are not equal "because their nature is different."<p>Eight groups signed a statement condemning his remarks as violating the national constitution and international agreements, …

Four Hundred Years: Slavery to Ferguson

Callous Indifference towards Blacks is as American As Apple Pie<p>When I read Daina Ramey Berry’s piece entitled, <b>Slavery in America</b>, it reminded me of …

A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island may be on to something good.<p>As much of the rest of the nation continues to debate what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and the spotlight it shines on the sharp differences between how whites and blacks view race relations in America, the New England diocese wants to …

US Slave

Morning Joe sits down with Alison Stewart, author of “First Class” Morning Joe staff, on 31 July 2013 -- Here’s an excerpt of “First Class”:<p>Dr. James …

Obama proposes body-worn cameras for police

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to help build trust between the public and police by recording …

How to Turn the Ferguson Protests into a New Civil Rights Movement

America is at the proverbial crossroads. We’re trapped by racism and poverty, and a town called Ferguson—where I have been working since the day before Michael Brown’s funeral—has shown us that we haven’t yet decided which path we want to take.<p>Down one of the pathways is the future. Powered by one …

Obama proposes $263 million for community policing reforms after Ferguson meeting

President Obama said he is determined to "make things better" between police and communities following a meeting with Ferguson officials, activists …