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  2. African diaspora - Wikipedia

    The African diaspora is the worldwide collection of communities descended from native Africans or people from Africa, predominantly in the Americas.The term most commonly refers to the descendants of the West and Central Africans who were enslaved and shipped to the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries, with their largest populations in Brazil, the United ...

  3. East London, Eastern Cape - Wikipedia,_Eastern_Cape

    East London is the second largest industrial centre in the province. The motor industry is the dominant employer. A major Daimler plant is located next to the harbour, manufacturing Mercedes-Benz and other vehicles for the local market, as well as exporting to the United States and Brazil. Other industries include clothing, textiles ...

  4. Economy of the United States - Wikipedia

    The economic history of the United States began with British settlements along the Eastern seaboard in the 17th and 18th centuries. These 13 colonies gained independence from the British Empire in the late 18th century and quickly grew from colonial economies towards an economy focused on agriculture.

  5. Reorganization plan of United States Army - Wikipedia

    Armored Brigade Combat Teams, or ABCTs consist of 4,743 troops.This includes the third maneuver battalion as laid out in 2013. The changes announced by the U.S. army on 25 June 2013, include adding a third maneuver battalion to the brigade, a second engineer company to a new Brigade Engineer Battalion, a third battery to the FA battalion, and reducing the size of each battery from 8 to 6 guns.

  6. Police brutality - Wikipedia

    The United States has a far higher number of officer-involved killings compared to other Western countries. [302] [303] U.S. police killed 1,093 people in 2016 and 1,146 people in 2015. [304] Mass shootings have killed 339 people since 2015, whereas police shootings over the same time span claimed the lives of 4,355 people. [305]

  7. Reading, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia,_Pennsylvania

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26 km 2). 9.8 square miles (25 km 2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km 2) of it (2.39%) is water. The city is largely bounded on the west by the Schuylkill River, on the east by

  8. Time zone - Wikipedia

    A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries between countries and their subdivisions instead of strictly following longitude, because it is convenient for areas in frequent communication to keep the same time.

  9. Beloit, Wisconsin - Wikipedia,_Wisconsin

    The Fairbanks Flats were built in 1917 to house the rush of African Americans moving to the area from the Southern United States. Pearsons Hall of Science was designed by the architectural firm Burnham and Root for Beloit College as a science center. The Lathrop-Munn Cobblestone House was originally built for politician John Hackett.