African-American leaders in Arizona are the next to call for the swift removal of the state’s Confederate monuments, joining an overall cry across the nation by those who know that the monuments celebrate slavery and racism and, generally, just the wrong side of history.
On Monday the Louisiana House of Representatives held a vote on the city of New Orleans’ removal of monuments to the Confederate States of America, The Advocate reports.
Fights over history are really contests for children’s minds. And the stakes are high enough that adults have put children in harm’s way. Last week, people protesting the removal of Confederate flags in New Orleans brandished guns and at least one assault rifle within range of a local school known for diversity.…
With the decision of Biloxi, Miss., to no longer fly the state flag, and cities across the country destroying monuments to the Confederacy, the debate about the meaning and historical significance of the Civil War has once again reared its ugly head.
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The website Fox News Latino abruptly stopped posting original content in December without explanation. In a story Wednesday in the New York Times, Emily Steel provided one possible reason: Fox News Latino founder Francisco Cortés, vice president of Fox News for the website, was terminated.
About 20 members of a “White Lives Matter” group protested outside the NAACP in Houston's 3rd Ward Sunday, calling out what they said was the civil rights organization’s failure to speak out against pro-black organizations like Black Lives Matter, SFGate reports.
Vanderbilt University has agreed to dole out $1.2 million to the United Daughters of the Confederacy to settle a long-running lawsuit and move forward in its bid to rename its Confederate Memorial Hall, WPLN reports.
On Flag Day (June 14), McComb, Miss., native and actress Aunjanue Ellis (Quantico, The Help) is taking the fight against the state’s flag all the way to the nation’s capital. Ellis will be joined by Michael Eric Dyson, musician Genesis Be and attorney Carlos Moore, along with lawmakers, celebrities and civic leaders…