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Asimov’s fact #162

From Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts:
The city with the most blacks is New York, with 1,666,636, as of the 1970 census. The second largest “black city” is Kinshasa, Zaire, with a population of 1,623,760.
Nowdays New York has about 2 Millions Blacks, Kinshasa has more than 7 Millions, and Lagos is somewhere above 10 Millions.

In case you didn't know, it was Martin Luther King Jr's day in the USA on Monday, the 15th of January. The 17th was the day of the Martyrs of the Independance, in memory of Patric Emery Lumumba in the DRC.

The whole Black History month in the US is rather disturbing. I'm not sure I get the point of having just one month dedicated to Black History. Why is it only one month, and why isn't there an Irish history month.
By the way, did you know November was the American Indian Heritage Month?

I never really understood the point of these Months, I don't recall people talking much about the topic when I was in the USA. My impression is the single day is more efficient than the whole month thing.


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