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
Carroll Foy was proud to be a member of the school's third class that included women, she said. But when her first-year roommate tried to hang a Confederate flag in her dorm room, she immediately stopped her and explained why the image was hurtful. Whenever she had to walk past the Jackson statue as a "Rat," she chose not to salute and instead turned her gaze in a slightly different direction, toward the adjacent American flag. And when she served as the president of the school's multicultural club, she led a boycott against the requirement that cadets charge across the New Market battlefield. … [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
“Inequality in our city and in our country has skyrocketed over the last number of years. In the last 30 years, executive salaries in the U.S. have skyrocketed by 940 percent, while regular worker salaries have grown by just 11 percent.” Haney said. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Supes Place CEO Tax, Affordable Housing Plan On Ballot
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