Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions Inc. On Frank Talk

Interview with Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., (producer of Miss Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA, Miss Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global Cultural Pageants).

A high school graduate,she survives arranged marriage at age of 15, beats billionaire Donald Trump in a lawsuit and today heads five successful cultural beauty pageants in the USA.

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Citizenship Day: Celebrating the Changing Face of American Citizenship

Today, Citizenship Day, we recognize and honor the millions of Americans who are naturalized US citizens, immigrants who hail from all corners of the globe but who have proudly taken the oath of US citizenship.

The path to the oath is one that can be long and challenging – there are many requirements to become a naturalized US citizen – but it is also one that is within clear reach for those who receive the necessary assistance and who are able to marshall the often precious and limited resources (including time as well as money) needed to file the application and pass the interview and test.

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Returning Taken Cultures, African Antiquities Returned Home After 177 Years

Returning Taken Cultures, African Antiquities Returned Home After 177 Years

On the morning of January 24, 2008, dozens of US federal agents, right on cue, simultaneously raided four major museums across Southern California: the Los Angeles County of Museum of Arts (LACMA), the Pacific Asian Museum (Pasadena), The Bowers Museum (Orange County), and Mingei International Museum (San Diego) to recover looted Asian artifacts. The operation, a culmination of nearly five years of undercover work, jolted the world of antiquities.

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Victura, The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

Victura, The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

James W. Graham’s new book — Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea — offers new insights into the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family and their intense relationship with sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932 shortly after the family’s move to Hyannis Port, stands apart.

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