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Once the monuments are gone, the hard work begins for cities

In the late-night and early-morning hours of August 15 and August 16, 2017, crews in Baltimore removed four Confederate-linked monuments across the city. The sight of tiki torch-wielding neo-Nazis marching through Charlottesville, Va., only three days before stirred Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and city leaders to act decisively on an issue they had debated for several years. The monuments were hoisted from public display and onto trucks headed to an undisclosed location.  

Baltimore wasn’t the only city to act boldly in Charlottesville’s aftermath. Leaders in cities including Lexington, Ky; Kansas City; and Austin removed or relocated Confederate statues and memorials. Other city leaders condemned the rally and espoused the importance of diversity in their communities. Over 300…

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Trial begins for CVS employee accused of killing manager

WARRENTON, Va. – In July 2017, Rex Olsen, 64, was found shot to death behind the CVS he managed on Blackwell Road in Warrenton, Va.

Days later, his then 76-year-old co-worker Bernard Duse of Alexandria was arrested.

Monday, marked the first day of Duse’s five-day jury trial in Fauquier County Circuit Court.

Court documents allege Olsen and Duse allegedly had a strained relationship because Olsen testified unfavorably, when Duse filed a civil claim against CVS.

Olsen had been conducting an internal employment-related investigation into complaints against Duse.

Decades before Duse arrived at CVS, the Harvard graduate sued IBM and and multiple executives for alleged discrimination, breach of contract, invasion of privacy and trespassing.

At the time, IBM told the…

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A look at India’s relationship with African nations as PM Modi begins 5-day tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will kickstart his five-day tour to African nations including Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa to discuss key global issues, including international peace and security.

During the visit, PM Modi will attend the 10th edition of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, where world leaders will deliberate on global hot-spot issues, international peace and security, global governance and trade issues.

While the PM’s visit to these nations is likely to strengthen relations, here’s a look at how the equation has been in the past:

> India and South Africa

The roots of India-South Africa relations goes back to the time when the country extended its consistent support to the anti-apartheid struggle. Since then, there has been a steady consolidation…

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The National Museum of African American Music Begins Its Journey At 5th And Broad

It’s still a year and a half away from opening, but there is every reason to start getting excited now about the National Museum of African American Music. You may have been hearing about this project for years, because it’s been on the drawing board for years, as far back as 2002. Its location at the very heart of the city’s tourism and business district will help bring some balance and perspective to a city famous for galvanizing country and bluegrass.

At one time it was envisioned as a locally focused arts and culture institution. For a while it was going to be an anchor on Jefferson Street, the hub of Nashville’s vibrant blues and R&B scene of the 1960s. But after a lot of debate and modifications,…

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Komen Begins Data Collection in Anticipation of Forming Initiative to Address Breast Cancer Disparities in African …

In the United States, African-American women die more often and are often diagnosed younger with more aggressive forms of breast cancer than white women. Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington would like to try to change this in the Portland-metro area’s African American community. As the first step in developing a multi-year initiative to address these breast cancer disparities, Komen has partnered with a team of independent contractors who are actively involved with the Portland-metro area’s African American community. The project is being funded, in part, by a grant that Komen received from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program.


The team includes Angela Owusu-Ansah, PhD, professor of Doctoral Studies; D. Bora Harris, MPA, diversity consultant; and…

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SA’s Kevin Anderson begins bid for first Wimbledon final appearance

Anderson is one of two semi-finalists and one finalist to carry South African dreams at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

FILE: South African tennis player Kevin Anderson. Picture: @usopen/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – South African Kevin Anderson is playing his first Wimbledon semifinal on Friday afternoon.

He is up against John Isner form the United States.

Anderson is one of two semifinalists and one finalist to carry South African dreams at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

South African tennis players are travelling into new territory this year. Firstly, Anderson will contest…

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