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Job Market Under President Donald Trump Continues to Crush Expectations in 2020

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly employment situation report confirms that the historically strong U.S. labor market has continued to expand into 2020.

The report’s Establishment Survey finds that the economy added 225,000 jobs in January, crushing market expectations of 158,000 jobs. Including upward revisions to November and December, average monthly employment growth over the past year was a healthy 171,000 jobs.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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President Donald Trump Is Committed To Creating Opportunity For All

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. –  President Donald J. Trump is building a brighter future for the United States. The booming economy is lifting millions of Americans out of poverty and providing all people with the opportunity for a brighter future.

Since President Trump was elected, 7 million jobs have been added to our economy, and the unemployment rate remains near its lowest level in half a century.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Five-Decade Low of 3.5%

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – America’s unemployment rate fell to a 50-year low last month, dropping to 3.5 percent and matching a level last seen in December 1969, Alexandra Steigrad reports in the New York Post.

“A more encompassing measure that includes discouraged workers and the underemployed also fell, declining 0.3 percent points to 6.9 percent, meeting its lowest level in nearly 19 years and just off the all-time low of 6.8 percent.”

United States President Donald J. Trump

United States President Donald J. Trump

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American Heart Association says Cigarette Smoking associated with increased risk of Peripheral Artery Disease in African Americans

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don’t smoke to develop peripheral artery disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of arteries other then those directly serving the heart.

A blood clot forming in the carotid artery. (American Heart Association)

A blood clot forming in the carotid artery. (American Heart Association)

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Austin Peay State University to host talk, symposium on Clarksville, African-Americans and the Civil War

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Upon issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, more than three million slaves in Confederate areas were recognized as free by the Union.

The Union army wasted little time recruiting those newly freed men into service, with some 1,800 Clarksville residents answering the call, joining the Union army as members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in ceremonies on the Clarksville public square.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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City of Clarksville to honor African American Churches Saturday

 

Saturday event will celebrate local congregations

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has proclaimed Saturday as a day to celebrate the African American Church.

“African American Churches have played a vital role in helping to make the City of Clarksville and communities across our Nation stronger by reaching out to others in need,” Clarksville Mayor McMillan says in the proclamation. “The City of Clarksville joins with all its citizens to celebrate the many contributions African American Churches have made to our City and Country.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, right, presented a proclamation honoring Clarksville’s African American Churches to The Rev. Jerry Jerkins and Naomi Jerkins before Thursday’s City Council Executive Session.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, right, presented a proclamation honoring Clarksville’s African American Churches to The Rev. Jerry Jerkins and Naomi Jerkins before Thursday’s City Council Executive Session.

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American Heart Association says Regular exercise may reduce High Blood Pressure risk in African Americans

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Regular swimming, biking or even brisk walks can help African Americans lower their chance of developing high blood pressure, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“High blood pressure is a major health issue for many African Americans,” said Keith Diaz, Ph.D., lead study author and assistant professor at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Colombia University Medical Center in New York, New York.

Man checking blood pressure at office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

Man checking blood pressure at office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum February 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in February at the Museum are:Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, The Local 5, The Glass of Emmanuel Studio, The Art of Margaret Evangeline, A Fine Note and The Stories of Uncle Remus.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place February 2nd, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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