“She’s trying to find peace. She’s not trying to disrespect anybody’s ancestors,” her childhood friend, Louis McFall, says in 'Should the Confederate Flag Still Fly in Mississippi?' a documentary. “Why should she not be represented by a flag that others are?” … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
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Later in June, a White graduate, retired Marine Lt. Col. George "Donnie" Hasseltine, wrote a viral essay on Medium proposing that the Jackson statue be moved to another place, such as the campus museum. A "bolder" step, he said, would be to put the Jackson statue at the Lexington cemetery where he is buried, or at the Chancellorsville, Va., battlefield where he was accidentally shot in the left arm and right hand by a soldier or soldiers from a North Carolina regiment. Jackson's left arm was amputated, and after developing pneumonia, he died May 10, 1863. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
In this steamy romance, Naya Turner is an overachieving math professor blowing off work stress with a night on the town, which leads to a night with a dapper stranger. And then another, and another. She's smitten by the time she realizes there's a professional complication, and the relationship could put her job at risk. Williams blends rom-com fun with more weighty topics in her winsome debut. … [Read more...] about New reads to look forward to this fall
The second ballot measure Mar introduced would ask voters whether to restore the 1.5 percent Stock Compensation Tax rate public companies pay on stock-based compensation. The rate is the same that companies paid prior to a series of policies enacted by the city in 2011 that offered tax breaks for big tech companies. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Supes Place CEO Tax, Affordable Housing Plan On Ballot
Matt Mowers on Tuesday won the GOP primary in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District with the backing of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz, longtime fan of 'The Princess Bride,' swipes at cast members' plans to reunite to raise money for Democrats Trump casts wide net in Labor Day press conference Biden vows to be 'strongest labor president you've ever had' MORE, earning him the chance to unseat Rep. Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasDemocrats demand Esper explicitly ban Confederate flag and allow Pride, Native Nations flags Trade groups make lobbying push to be included in small business loan program Expanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support MORE (D) in November. … [Read more...] about Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas