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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EHINOME, The Footprints Of An Emerging Mogul

EHINOME, The Footprints Of An Emerging Mogul

Nigerian-born singer Ehinome could be considered a powerhouse and quadruple threat as she stretches her abilities as a mother, singer, actress, model and wife to heights known only to high achievers. In a world where many can barely accomplish one, Ehinome excels in everything she does with vigor and passion, making it almost impossible to fit her in just one mold.

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Immigration Reform: Renewing the Promise of America for All Families

Immigration Reform: Renewing the Promise of America for All Families

As a Korean American boy growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s, I was exposed to a tremendous amount of racism. I endured painful racial taunts and name-calling and got into more than my share of fights. Although I was born in Queens, N.Y., many kids and their parents at my elementary school considered me as an outsider, someone who didn’t belong here.

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For One Immigrant, Border Crisis Highlights Benefits of Citizenship

For One Immigrant, Border Crisis Highlights Benefits of Citizenship

NEW YORK — As Carolina Solano follows the mounting crisis on the southern border, her maternal instincts tell her to protect the unaccompanied migrant children streaming into the United States from Central America.

“I just feel very sad about the children,” said Solano, an immigrant from Honduras. “It is such a huge risk … just to get reunited with their parents.”

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Sitting On Top of the World By Steven L. Richards

Sitting On Top of the World By Steven L. Richards

Many German Jews who survived Nazi Germany and escaped to America as children preferred to forget their painful stories rather than share them. Kurt Wagner was one of them—until Steven Richards, an attorney in Chicago, met Kurt and learned that he was raised a Jew and spent time in a concentration camp while his brother was raised a Christian and joined the Hitler Youth Corps.

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