Confederacy

Houston school district approves $1.2 M to rename schools honoring the Confederacy. The divisive plan goes into effect for the 2016-17 school year.

Mississippi's governor signed a proclamation declaring April Confederate Heritage Month. The proclamation tries to justify the celebration, but is silent on slavery.

A Republican lawmaker from Georgia, who was criticized last week for saying the Ku Klux Klan was not racist, has now withdrawn his name from several bills he sponsored to honor the Confederacy.

There are many Americans in this day and age that have no clue about history, nor do they understand the realities that have shaped American…

Weeks after a gunman shot nine people in a racially fueled attack on Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME church, South Carolina lawmakers are set to debate…

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was at the center of an act of vandalism when a Confederate statue was tagged with graffiti over the holiday…

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the country’s most lauded citizens, will be finally honored by his home state with…

Symbols Matter. Words Matter. That’s what one local entrepreneur, Frank Scurlock, reminded us of when he paid for skywriting during Jazz Fest. New Orleanians looked…

SHREVEPORT, LA-Felton Dorsey, an African American who was convicted of murder in 2009, wants the conviction overturned because the judge only selected one Black juror and because the confederate flag, “The quintessential symbol of white supremacy” flies over the courthouse he was convicted in. The Wall Street Journal reports: The flag “is a symbol of […]

South Carolina — The NAACP will be protesting the 150th anniversary secession ball in Charleston, South Carolina. State reports: NAACP members and supporters plan to hold a peaceful march in downtown Charleston the day of the ball, on Dec. 20, followed by a meeting and question-and-answer session focusing on slavery. Participants will watch segments of […]