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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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.
What a prescient title: In his new novel - after "Beartown" and "A Man Called Ove" - Backman again captures the messy essence of being human, and what it's like to be pushed to the brink emotionally. "Anxious People" is ripe with dark humor, a layered tragicomedy about a would-be bank robber with six degrees of separation from a motley crew of hostages. It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry. … [Read more...] about New reads to look forward to this fall
Also, during Tuesday’s supervisors meeting, Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a ballot measure that would authorize the city to build 10,000 units of permanently affordable housing. The measure calls for municipally-owned housing by carving out a local exception to Article 34 of the California Constitution. … [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