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that the NFL is approximately 57-61% non-white, including African Americans, Polynesians (Pacific Islander American) (an anomalously high 1.7% of NFL players (American football in American Samoa#Players in the NFL) are American Samoans), http: espn.go.com gen s 2002 0527 1387562.html. non-white Hispanics (Hispanic and Latino Americans), Asians (Asian American), and people of mixed race. This statistic is in contrast to the general
of Congress. Numerous presidential candidates have appeared on the show during their campaigns, including John McCain, John Kerry and Barack Obama. On September 13, 2006, a new portion of the interview segment began called "The Seat of Heat", wherein the host
, as despite opposition parties never being outlawed, it completely dominated Liberian politics from 1878 until 1980. Liberia Country Study: The True Whig Ascendancy Global Security The party was conceived by the original Black American settlers and their descendants who referred to themselves as Americo-Liberians. Initially, its ideology was heavily influenced by that of the Whig
in which prizes were awarded for various needle arts. One of the most well-known Liberian quilters was Martha Ann Ricks, who presented a quilt featuring the famed Liberian coffee tree to Queen Victoria in 1892. When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf moved into the Executive Mansion, she
of the tour, Melanie C (Melanie Chisholm) sang "... Spice Girls forever" rather than the original lyrics "... viva forever" near the end of the song. The song was also performed on the Christmas in Spiceworld tour. Christmas in Spiceworld-Set list. Melanie-c-news.com. Retrieved 13 October 2007. "Viva Forever" was the group last performance on television as a quintet, on '' Top of the Pops
Garvey agreed to purchase the land, Firestone Tires, with the aide of the US government, stole the land from under Garvey’s nose. Firestone paid an unprecedented price to purchase what Garvey saw as his land. This was, effectively, the end of the back to Africa movement. Although the movement was essentially a failure, it deeply affected America by showing the power of the black community, effectively giving them an influential voice within society. It showed that blacks would not stand
"; din Sibiu, Romania, 2004. ISBN 973-651-838-8. * ''Sundown at Dawn: A Liberian Odyssey'' by Wilton Sankawulo. Recommended by the Cultural Resource Center, Center for Applied Linguistics for its content concerning Liberian culture. ISBN 0-9763565-0-3 * ''To Liberia: Destiny's Timing'', by Victoria Lang (Publish America, Baltimore, 2004, ISBN 1-4137-1829-9). A fast-paced gripping novel of the journey of a young Black couple fleeing America to settle in the African motherland of Liberia
this action, displaced Africans would return to the land of their ancestors where they would create a prosperous African state, and lead Africa to become an influential world power. In 1924, with the financial assistance of the more than 2,000,000 members of the UNIA, Garvey sought to purchase 1 million acres (4000 km²) of land from the African country of Liberia. This land would serve as the place of repatriation Garvey had spoken of for nearly two decades. However, only 11 days after Garvey agreed to purchase the land, Firestone Tires, with the aide of the US government, stole the land from under Garvey’s nose. Firestone paid an unprecedented price to purchase what Garvey saw as his land. This was, effectively, the end of the back to Africa movement. Although the movement was essentially a failure, it deeply affected America by showing the power of the black community, effectively giving them an influential voice within society. It showed that blacks would not stand for white oppression, and had the ability to organize and fight back against corruption. Overall, the back to Africa movement showed that blacks had the power to pool together and play an active role in political affairs. * White House Chief of Staff Andy Card (Andrew Card) announces he will resign from his job on April 14, 2006. Card is one of a few people who has been on duty in the Bush Administration (George W. Bush administration) since day 1. He will be replaced by Joshua Bolten (Joshua B. Bolten), Director of Office of Management and Budget. (MSNBC) * Former Liberian President (List of Presidents of Liberia) Charles Taylor (Charles G. Taylor) disappears after Nigeria agrees to extradite (extradition) him to face war crime charges in Sierra Leone. (BBC) * Abdul Rahman (Abdul Rahman (convert)) is deemed mentally unfit to stand trial (M'Naghten Rules), and released. He is seeking asylum (Right of asylum) in a Western country. His whereabouts are unknown. (CNN) (BBC) * A total solar eclipse (Solar eclipse on 2006 March 29) may be observed from 08:36 GMT (09:36 BST) to 11:48 GMT (12:48 BST) in Eastern Brazil, West (West Africa) and North Africa, Turkey, Central Asia and Mongolia. (BBC) * Former Liberian President (List of Presidents of Liberia) Charles Taylor (Charles G. Taylor) is captured after disappearing in Nigeria and is extradited (extradition) to Sierra Leone. (BBC) * The chief prosecutor in Austria seeks an arrest warrant for former Refco chairman Phillip Bennett and former Refco client Wolfgang Floettl on suspicion they helped defraud Austria's BAWAG Bank. (NY Post) '''Buduburam''' is a refugee camp located Commons:Category:Liberia WikiPedia:Liberia Dmoz:Regional Africa Liberia
charitable and philanthropic causes and disaster relief. In 1996, the Corrs participated in the ''Pavarotti and Friends for the Children of Liberia'' charity concert. The concert was held in Modena, Italy and was hosted by Luciano Pavarotti. Among
'''Liberia''' and is home to about 4 million people. English (English language) is the official language; 15 indigenous languages are also spoken within Liberia. Its coastline is composed mostly of mangroves, while its more sparsely populated inland consists of forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The climate is hot and equatorial (Tropical rainforest climate), with significant rainfall during the May–October rainy season (Wet season) and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest (Upper Guinean forest).
Liberia was founded by the United States while occupied by local Africans. Beginning in 1820, the area was settled by African Americans, most of whom were freed slaves (Free negro). African captives freed from slave ships by the British and Americans were sent to Liberia instead of being repatriated to their various African countries of origin. The colonists established a new country with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization whose leaders thought former slaves would have greater opportunity in Africa and that the Black population in the United States would remain a permanent racial underclass.
In 1847, this new country became the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. The colonists and their descendants, known as Americo-Liberians, led the political, social, cultural and economic sectors of the country and ruled the nation for over 130 years as a dominant minority.
Liberia began to modernize in the 1940s following investment by the United States during World War II and economic liberalization under President William Tubman. Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity. In 1980 a military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian leadership after 150 years of power, marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars (First Liberian Civil War). These resulted in the deaths of between 250,000 and 520,000 people and devastated Liberia's economy (Economy of Liberia). A peace agreement in 2003 (Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement) led to democratic elections in 2005. Today, about 85% of the population live below the international poverty line. Liberia's economic and political stability has recently been threatened by a deadly Ebola virus epidemic (Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa) which originated in Guinea in December 2013 and entered Liberia in March 2014.