Heaven Saunders, 6, floats in Battery Park’s swimming pool with her cousins, from left, Johmyra Harris, 11, twin sisters Ja’lia Pringle-Saunders and Tai’lia Pringle-Saunders, both 10, and Jerrya Harris, 13. The girls were visiting the pool with their grandmother, Janice Pringle.
Landscaping work that started in early June by YME Landscape continues on the former site of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Sept 2., 2021 that the state could remove the enormous statue that towered over Monument Avenue in the state’s capital for more than a century and had, for many, become a symbol of racial injustice. Calls to remove the statue and others like it that were and remain scattered throughout the United States increased following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Detroit police on Memorial Day 2020. The defeated war general’s final fate came on Sept. 8, 2021, with the removal of a 21-foot high bronze sculpture in his image and his horse, Traveller, on a granite pedestal nearly twice that tall.
Newly sworn-in American citizen Eric Ackaah, who is from Ghana, carries his 21-month-old son Noah Ackaah across the stage at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture on Tuesday.
U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory administered the Oath of Allegiance to 74 individuals, including Mr. Ackaah, from 35 countries.
North Side pollinators