Henry "Box" Brown (c.1815â€“after 1889) was a 19th century Virginia slave, and later a noted abolitionist speaker, who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists in a wooden crate. [cite] : A Celebration of African American History Month
The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner (Slovene: Lipicanec, Croatian: Lipicanac), is a breed of horse closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria where the finest representatives demonstrate the haute ecole or "high school" movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the "airs above the ground." The Lipizzan breed dates back to the 16th century, when it was developed with the support of the Habsburg nobility.
The VA Management Accountability Act (S. 2013) is an important piece of legislation that would empower the VA Secretary to fire failing executives within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Despite passing the House of Representatives in an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 390-33, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking the bill from consideration in the(...)