Stephen F. Austin, known also as the “father of Texas” is often credited with carving out the early outlines of Texas, so perhaps it is apt that the capital of the Lone Star state is named after him.
Annie Caddell had been flying a Confederate battle flag outside her home for some seven years, standing at odds with her neighbors and community members who tried to get her to take down what is widely seen as a symbol of racism and hate.
Southern white men love to memorialize other white men who fought for years to keep African Americans enslaved. It’s the Southern-white-man thing to do to champion the losers of the Confederacy.
This is probably one of the most poetically beautiful things I’ve seen in recent days. A public school in Mississippi named after the first and only president of the
losers Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States.
Y’all, there’s dumb and then there’s dumb. And one Liberty, Mo., resident is literally the representation of being “dumber than a bag of rocks” after throwing up a “Slaves 4 Sale” sign, all because he was mad at his neighbors for apparently treating him like a racist because he hangs a Confederate flag (the flag of…
A Confederate monument in Arizona dedicated to the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, was recently tarred and feathered.
Officials in Lexington, Ky., have cast their vote on the push to relocate two Confederate statues from outside a former courthouse that is being converted into a visitors center.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage continues to prove that he has indeed lost his damn mind, comparing the removal of Confederate monuments to removing a monument to those who died in the 9/11 attacks.
Baltimore took quick action after showing its hand, removing Confederate statues across the city in the early-morning hours of Wednesday, just one day after voting on the issue.
Confederate — the upcoming HBO series from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss that rewrites history to depict an America where the Confederate states successfully seceded — might actually end up being a good show. I don't have much faith that it actually will be. This series is a re-imagining of…
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…