From an early age, she wrote poetry. Inspired by Tupac Shakur’s album “2Pacalypse Now,” she turned her poems into rap. “He was talking about social issues in his community, telling a story with poetry over a beat,” she said. “And I was sold for the rest of my life.” … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
Confederate flag controversy
Officials did not provide details on that meeting, but one of the city's top officials, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene, was placed on administrative leave Friday, nearly three weeks after her department charged several people, including State Sen. Louise Lucas, members of the local NAACP chapter and the public defender’s office with conspiring to damage the monument in June. … [Read more...] about Virginia official resigns amid controversy on statue charges
The House's other funding bills also included similar provisions on removing Confederate imagery, such as the legislative affairs bill removing statues and busts of Confederate leaders from the Capitol, and the defense bill providing $1 million to rename installations, facilities, roads and streets named for Confederate leaders. … [Read more...] about House panel advances bill banning construction on bases with Confederate names
Like other alumni campaigning against the Jackson statue, Carroll Foy says it should be carted off from its central location and taken away from campus or to a museum on the grounds. She said she appreciated some of Peay's initiatives outlined in his July letter, such as intensifying the recruitment of faculty members and students from marginalized backgrounds. But she said she doesn't understand why he or the school's Board of Visitors, which appoints the superintendent and oversees the school's budget, will not remove the Jackson statue. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
Those arguing the essential evil of America point to police brutality, epitomized by the ugly murder of George Floyd. But according to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather MacDonald, “A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing.” … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Left silences silent majority – but watch for this in November