Mississippians voted to keep the flag in a 2001 statewide election, with supporters claiming that it was a symbol of heritage. For Genesis Be, the turning point came 15 years later when then-Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed April as Confederate Heritage Month. … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
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Army installations named after Confederate leaders include Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas and Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. Army bases across the country have continued to bear the names of Confederate military commanders even amid intense external pressure to rename them. … [Read more...] about Trump opposes efforts to remove Confederate commanders’ names from military bases
Kaleb Tucker graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in May, but he can't stop thinking about the indignities he endured as a Black man on the campus of the country's oldest state-supported military college. The VMI tradition that outraged him the most: forcing first-year cadets to salute a large statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson - a former VMI professor and enslaver of six people - that stands in the center of the campus, right in front of the student barracks. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
“I can tell you for a fact that Osama Bin Laden did not fly a single one of those God damn airplanes. So he’s innocent? No. Trump is a mass killer,” Moore stated. “Trump stood down and knowingly allowed 200,000 Americans to die. That is 67 9/11s. Take the dead of this day, take the dead of 9/11, multiply it by 67 times and that’s how many people have died of the coronavirus. Trump knew. So much could have been avoided.” … [Read more...] about Michael Moore Compares Trump to Osama Bin Laden: ‘He Is a Mass Killer’
The visas were revoked under a measure intended to keep Chinese graduate students and researchers from stealing “technologies, intellectual property and information to develop advanced military capabilities,” a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said Thursday in a statement. Those affected “represent a small subset” of visiting students and scholars, the Embassy said, adding that the U.S. continued to welcome “legitimate” students and researchers. … [Read more...] about China denounces US student visa cuts as racial discrimination