Archive for the ‘United States’ Category

U.S.: Descendants of slaves sold to University seek reconciliation

In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off its massive debts. The university received the equivalent of $3.3 million after they were sold to plantations in Louisiana.

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U.S.: Papers of Richard Greener Found – Harvard’s First African-American Alumnus

An abandoned home near Chicago’s South Side, was the unlikely hiding place for an important piece of black history — the papers of Richard Theodore Greener, Harvard’s first African-American alumnus.

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U.S.: Cherokee Vote Out Descendants of Southern Slave Trade

Known as the ‘Trail of Tears,’ some 4,000 Indians died in 1838 during the forced march. ‘And our ancestors carried the baggage,’ said Marilyn Vann, the Freedman leader.

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Video | U.S. Profile: National Bar Association

Organized in 1925, today the National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominately African American attorneys.

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U.S.: Liberian Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay $2.4 Million

Cardiff Marine, Inc., a Liberian-registered shipping company, was sentenced to a $2.4 million fine and 3 years probation under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

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Video | U.S. Profile: Patricia Williams, Author and Law Professor

Patricia J. Williams is an American legal scholar and a proponent of critical race theory, a school of legal thought that emphasizes race as a fundamental determinant of the American legal system.

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U.S.: President Signs Into Law Conflict Minerals Legislation

Apart from the financial market regulatory reforms, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act imposes on many manufacturers new requirements relating to “conflict minerals.”

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Global: United States, European Union, Japan and Canada Conclude Third International Meeting on Cosmetics

The International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (“ICCR”) held its third annual meeting (“ICCR-3”) September 9-11, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan and focused on a number of topics.

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U.S.: Update on the Lacey Act Import Declaration Enforcement Schedule

Lacey Act amendments expand its protections to include any wild member of the plant kingdom (including trees from natural or planted forest stands), and any products made thereof.

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U.S.: Senate Passes Conflict Minerals Legislation

The U.S. Senate passes legislation that expanded Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and public disclosure obligations for a range of companies using certain “conflict minerals” and their derivatives.

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