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Meet AD Carson, UVA's First Professor of Hip-Hop

University of Virginia - 22 Jun 2017
We cannot ignore/the troubling history that brought us to this,/our glorious institution/with its memorials and monuments to 'honorable' men,/and call ourselves a family/And we're damned if we think we're doing ourselves any favors/coloring the history ...
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Letter: Re: The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Kdminer - 21 Jun 2017
It's celebrating men that killed and died to maintain it. T. Allen said, “By keeping some monuments, they will be a reminder that inhumanity toward others should never happen again.” Saying I believed this, which I don't, how do life-sized statues of ...
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On this day: June 19

KEYT - 19 Jun 2017
2010: Sudanese-born basketball player Manute Bol, one of the tallest men ever to play in the NBA, dies at the age of 47 in Charlottesville, Virginia, from acute kidney failure and complications from Stevens–Johnson syndrome. A center who played for ...
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Monuments Man

New York Times - 31 Dec 2016
When historians get around to measuring President Obama's record of protecting America's public lands from commercial development — its national monuments, parks, forests, wilderness and wildlife refuges — they are likely to rank him high on a list ...
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Richmond Mayor: Keep Confederate Statues, but Add Context

U.S. News & World Report - 22 Jun 2017
27, 2015 file photo the peloton of the UCI Elite Men's Road World Championship passes by the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday, June 22, 2017, the ...
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Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades - 22 Jun 2017
The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, says the city's towering Confederate monuments should remain where they are, and be supplemented with historical context about why they were built.More >>. The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, says the city's towering ...
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No Swimming! Rome Braces for Summer of Tourists at Its Fountains

New York Times - 22 Jun 2017
In 1999, Italy felt the need to pass a law to protect city monuments and banned wading in the fountains. In 2012, a previous mayor drafted an ordinance fining tourists as much as $650 for dripping ice cream, dropping crumbs and lunching on the monuments.
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George Clooney's twins to go into humanitarian work

Hamilton Spectator - 17 Jun 2017
The 'Monuments Men' actor and his wife, lawyer Amal Clooney, welcomed babies Ella and Alexander into the world last week, and writer-and-broadcaster Baria Alamuddin is convinced the "beautiful" tots will grow up to work on humanitarian causes, much ...
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US LST 393 commemoration will honor those who served - 28 May 2017
Monuments Men” is one of World War II's most unusual and important rescue stories. There is no charge; bring your own chair. LST 393 is at the Mart Dock adjacent to Heritage Landing county park on the downtown Muskegon waterfront. Museum hours are ...
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SF's monuments to male supremacy: the city's public art

San Francisco Chronicle - 13 Jun 2017
In a city teeming with statues of white men who had nothing to do with San Francisco — we're looking at you, Irish rebel leader Robert Emmet! — an African American woman with deep connections to the city is downright groundbreaking. The poet Janice ...
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George and Amal Clooney Welcome Twins

Variety - 06 Jun 2017
George and Amal Clooney welcomed twins Ella and Alexander Clooney on Tuesday morning. “Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy, and doing fine,” the Clooneys said in a statement obtained by Variety. “George is sedated and should recover in ...
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Modern-day Monuments Men wanted by the British Army

Art Newspaper - 29 Nov 2016
The British Army could be recruiting modern-day Monuments Men and Women as early as next year, The Art Newspaper understands. The ministry of defence has tasked the army with creating a specialist cultural protection unit, MPs were told during a ...

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