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Daniel Irvin Rather Jr., born in Wharton, Texas on October 31, 1931, rose to fame as a journalist when he rescued thousands of people in the Hurricane Carle of 1961. Dan famously reported from Dallas during the President John F. Kennedy assassination and served as White House correspondent in 1964. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Anyone can get and spread monkeypox, but most cases in the current outbreak are among gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men. The Health Department in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals are already offering vaccine to people identified as close contacts to someone suspected or confirmed with monkeypox. The new vaccine clinic expands eligibility to all gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (cisgender or transgender) ages 18 and older who have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days. The Health Department has issued guidance for eligible adults considering vaccination so that they can better understand their personal level of risk. Men who have sex or other intimate contact with men they met through dating apps or social media platforms, or at clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas, or other large gatherings may be at higher risk of having been recently exposed. Appointments are recommended but limited walk-ins will be accepted. Make an appointment at

Symptoms of monkeypox usually start seven to 14 days after exposure but may not appear for up to 21 days. The most common symptom is a rash or sores that can look like pimples or blisters. These may be all over the body or just in certain parts, such as the face, hands, feet, mouth, genitals or anus. Before or at the same time the rash or sores appear, some people have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and tiredness. In some cases, monkeypox can cause severe illness. A person is contagious until all sores have healed, and a new layer of skin has formed, which can take two to four weeks.

In the early 1970s, musical pioneer Chuck Brown began laying the foundation for a new and innovative sound in Washington, D.C., called go-go music. Driven by teenage musicians and audience members, the music was heavily inspired by funk, blues, soul, and salsa. It's most identifiable by its syncopated polyrhythms and the use of multiple percussion instruments. Initially, "go-go" was the term used to identify the place where young people were partying. In time, the funky, homespun music became known as go-go music.

During our notoriously humid summer months, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation used its Showmobiles (essentially portable stages), to provide free go-go concerts for the city's young people. The bands were re-creating and covering many Top 40 hits of the day, adding the D.C. go-go percussive rhythms. One of the bands that received a stipend from the city to perform on the Showmobiles recalls performing up to four concerts a day during one particular summer in the 1980s!

For most, the history of go-go music is synonymous with the history of the people that created it and gave it life. From the time of its inception, go-go music has existed as a raw, cultural asset that is owned equally by all of its D.C. fans. If you listen carefully, within the raw percussion and the funky grooves, you'll hear the heartbeat and humanity of a very proud D.C. community.

Is there a type of music that is unique to your hometown? What combination of people, resources, and landscape resulted in a musical innovation where you live? Share your community as a "place of invention" on our interactive map.

"We are proud to support the opening of the All Persons Trail on this day that celebrates the Earth and all life on it. We encourage all people young or old, melanin-enhanced or melanin-challenged, rich or poor, gay or straight to visit it and experience the wonders of the outdoors, said James McKim, president of the NAACP of Greater Manchester.

In some respects, James Brown's "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" is a musical version of Stokely Carmichael's "Black Power" speech of October 1966. Some of the very same ideas are there, only Brown's message is more concise, less intellectualized and, well, easier to dance to. Brown's song and Carmichael's speech largely revolve around defining what it means to identify oneself as black. Brown and Carmichael seek to define black culture and society on their own terms "without white people giving their sanction to it." In Carmichael's words, "it is the word 'black' that bothers people in this country, and that's their problem, not mine." Brown's song embraced this same idea, fighting white bigotry with soul power. As Brown explained in 2003, "I clearly remember we were calling ourselves colored, and after the song, we were calling ourselves black. The song showed even people to that day that lyrics and music and a song can change society." The use of the word "black" rather than "N****" or "colored" represented a change in consciousness. Brown noted the critical difference between these terms, explaining that "a colored is a very frightened-to-death Afro-American. A N**** is one that makes it in the system, and he wants to be white. A black man has pride. He wants to build, he wants to make his race mean something. Wants to have a culture and art forms. And he's not prejudiced. I am a black American man." Together, the "Black Power" speech and Brown's song created an important shift in black consciousness in America.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s death on April 4, 1968 greatly changed the complexion of the Movement. Even before King's death, the Civil Rights Movement was beginning to change as it moved its focus from the South to the North. More radical, militant leaders like Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael advocated the idea of "Black Power." These leaders questioned King's approach of nonviolent resistance. Was King demanding his people to exercise too much restraint? How could blacks be expected to turn the other cheek while they were scorned by whites during sit-ins, attacked by police dogs and sprayed by fire hoses during peaceful protest marches? For some blacks, this seemed too great of a sacrifice.

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