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
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“I wanted to win and going for three in a row here would have been pretty cool,” Truex, who swept both races on the 0.75-mile oval last season, said. There still was satisfaction, though. “When your car is off and you can run second, it says a lot about your team.” … [Read more...] about Brad Keselowski dominates in Richmond NASCAR playoff win
Wallace has taken an active role in pushing for racial inclusion and equality, helping spur NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its races earlier this year. He parlayed that into several sponsorship deals that have been negotiated in a way that Wallace could take them with him if he left RPM. … [Read more...] about Wallace Leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at Season’s End
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.
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - SEPTEMBER 10: Alexander Radulov #47 of the Dallas Stars celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal past against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first overtime period to give the Stars the 3-2 victory in Game Three of the Western Conference Final during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on September 10, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Alexander Radulov scores 31 seconds into OT as Stars beat Vegas 3-2