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  1. Liberia: Racial Underbelly of Airport Surveillance - 'I am a Liberian, Not a Virus!'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    ... waved me through to the baggage drop off line. "I saw them giving you a hard time back there," said a black British man I ran into moments later. "I have a Liberian passport," I said. He nodded in empathy, with the knowing look of someone who had ...

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  2. IBM Launches Humanitarian Initiatives to Help Contain Ebola Outbreak in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Directions Magazine

    They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; a donation of IBM Connections technology in Nigeria to strengthen the Lagos State government's preparedness for future disease outbreaks; and a global platform for sharing Ebola-related open data. The efforts combine expertise from IBM's global network of research labs with the company's years of experience in humanitarian disaster response by applying mobile technology, data analytics and cloud computing to help governments and relief agencies as they seek to contain the deadly disease.

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  3. IBM Launches Humanitarian Initiatives to Help Contain EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE; LAGOS, NIGERIA - IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. They include a global platform for sharing Ebola-related open data; a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; and a donation of IBM Connections technology in Nigeria to strengthen the Lagos State government's preparedness for future disease outbreaks.

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  4. IBM creates system to help Ebola crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | New York Daily News

    The company worked with the Sierra Leone government on its new project, which determines where help is urgently needed. People can text or call when they need assistance.

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  5. IBM using big data to track Ebola in West AfricaRead the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | Aurora Era-Banner

    IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; a donation of IBM Connections technology in Nigeria to strengthen the Lagos State government's preparedness for future disease outbreaks; and a global platform for sharing Ebola-related open data.

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  6. IBM Corporation Launches Humanitarian Initiatives To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak In AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | BioSpace

    The efforts combine expertise from IBM's global network of research labs with the company's years of experience in humanitarian disaster response by applying mobile technology, data analytics and cloud computing to help governments and relief agencies as they seek to contain the deadly disease. research lab, in collaboration with Sierra Leone's Open Government Initiative , has developed a system that enables citizens to report Ebola-related issues and concerns via SMS or voice calls.

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  7. When fear crosses oceansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | The Economist

    An ocean away from Africa's Ebola outbreak, a deep fear of the disease now runs through the Caribbean. The atmosphere recalls the early days of the AIDS epidemic, some 30 years ago.

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  8. Food aid for Ebola-hit Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Reuters

    The UN's World Food Programme distributes food to residents of Sierra Leone, hit by the outbreak of Ebola. Yiming Woo reports.

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  9. Is Freetown fighting a losing battle against Ebola?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | IRIN

    The following account is by IRIN journalist Anna Jefferys who, together with filmmaker Ricci Shyrock, visited Sierra Leone earlier this month. It is the final part of a three-part series.

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  10. Church agency uses animation to battle EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | United Methodist Church

    A young adult being treated for the Ebola virus lies on a table in a clinic in west Africa in this screen shot from the animated video, "Ebola: A Poem for the Living." Nashville-based United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed to create the video aimed at Ebola prevention and dispelling myths about how the disease spreads.

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  11. Secular Conference London 2014: The Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil RightsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | Harry's Place

    Imagine a conference where over two thirds of the speakers are women. From across the world.

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  12. BBC race row as white actor plays black roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... one small thing ... but once again this highlights the subtle, repeated erosion of opportunities available for black British artists." Writer Tom Rob Smith responded: "The character originated without any specific race but as I continued writing a ...

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  13. Vince Cable and Chuka Umunna act on City ethnicityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | The Independent

    ... diversity is good for business, not just "for political correctness". He will speak about his plans at the Black British Business Awards tomorrow. When was the last time you had a first time - a weekend full of new encounters and fresh memories? ...

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  14. New awards champion black business peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Britain's best-known black farmer, Wilfred Emmanuel- Jones, founder of The Black Farmer range of sausages, and Dragons' Den's Piers Linney, the founder of Outsourcery, are among the finalists in the first Black British Business Awards next week. Emmanuel-Jones, who featured on Channel 4's Young Black Farmers, launched a 'rural scholarship scheme' in 2005, where young people from inner-cities are given the chance to experience what it is really like to live and work in the rural community.

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  15. Exhibit B: Is controversial art show racist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | BBC News

    ... of the issues it tackled and the impact it would have, Mr Richards says. The Barbican did not consult the black British or African communities, he says. "There was no cognitive or cultural diversity in the conversation. "I'm reluctant to equate this ...

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  16. Steve McQueen appeared on Desert Island DiscsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | Sthelensstar.co.uk

    12 Years A Slave, the s tory of a free New Yorker, Solomon Northup, kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South of the United States, also won Oscars for its screenplay and best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o. The Londoner, who now lives and works in Amsterdam, told Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young that he quit film school in New York because it made everyone "the same".

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  17. Goldsmiths professor wins diversity awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | News Shopper

    ... in their field. Professor Mirza said: "It is an auspicious year to win the award as it is 30 years since black British feminism came to the fore and was named in British academia. As one of the few black women professors in UK, I am proud to be part ... 1 comment

  18. McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | Salisbury Journal

    12 Years A Slave, the s tory of a free New Yorker, Solomon Northup, kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South of the United States, also won Oscars for its screenplay and best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o. The Londoner, who now lives and works in Amsterdam, told Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young that he quit film school in New York because it made everyone "the same".

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  19. Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a haltRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | Reuters

    Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone are deserted as the West African state begins a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Sarah Toms reports.

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  20. Former Northampton Town footballer turned businessman takes on Dragon ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | Northampton Today

    Northampton-based businessman Michael Barrington-Hibbert has been named a finalist in the Black British Business Awards Entrepreneur category, recognising entrepreneurs across the UK who represent the very best of business success. The Black British Business Awards, which boasts 2005 The Apprentice winner Tim Campbell as one of its judges; aim to support and promote business excellence and to uncover inspirational role models and ambassadors to lead a new generation of business people across all UK industries including media, professional services, finance, infrastructure and manufacturing and STEM.

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