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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The battle, which the Confederacy won and included the participation of more than 250 VMI cadets, holds a central place in the school's mythology and traditions. At the beginning of each academic year, new students - who at VMI are called "Rats" - would be transported to New Market, about 80 miles north of Lexington, where they would take their "Cadet Oath" and reenact the Confederates' charge across the battlefield to earn their shoulder boards. In his July letter to the VMI community, Peay announced that the Cadet Oath would now be administered on campus. In an interview with The Washington Post, a VMI spokesman, Col. Bill Wyatt, said that cadets will no longer have to charge across the battlefield but that they will still travel to the site later in the school year to learn about its history. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
Due to the character's strange moral code, co-creator Gerry Conway finds it so perplexing that The Punisher’s infamous white skull logo has become a favorite among law enforcement, with many adopting it for pro-police slogans and even wearing it on their uniforms. … [Read more...] about ‘The Punisher’ co-creator trying to take back the character’s skull logo, says it’s been ‘co-opted’ by police
Tens of millions of Americans are aghast at what is taking place in our country. Neighborhoods burned by angry mobs, an entire section of Seattle “occupied” by anarchists, the city council of Minneapolis voting to eliminate its police department, public monuments and statues trashed, popular TV shows canceled because they show law enforcement in a favorable light, over 700 cops injured during “mostly peaceful protests.” … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Left silences silent majority – but watch for this in November
Mowers laid out his priorities heading into Congress, saying he'd "partner with New Hampshire law enforcement" and "ensure that we hold China accountable on the world stage to bring vital manufacturing back to New Hampshire," issues Trump has also said he wants to tackle. He also said he'd look to gain the support of a unified New Hampshire GOP after the crowded primary race, notably name-checking Matt Mayberry, an Air Force veteran who also ran in the race. … [Read more...] about Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas