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Mississippi is the only state in the United States that continues to fly a Confederate emblem on its flag and the fight to bring it down has reached the nation's capital.

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Jonna Ivin, Founder of STIR Journal, explains why poor White voters are chanting 'Trump, Trump Trump' in a new article.

Nearly 100 years ago, racism prevented Black Army Pvt. Scott Carnal of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry from receiving a proper burial when he died…

In my seventh-grade year, my school took a bus trip from our native Baltimore to Gettys­burg, Pennsylvania, the sanctified epicenter of American tragedy. It was the mid-’80s, when educators in our inner cities, confronted by the onslaught of crack, Saturday Night Specials, and teen pregnancy, were calling on all hands for help–even the hands of […]

WASHINGTON DC — With this year marking the 150 anniversary of the American Civil War, a new, fully-renovated African-American Civil War Museum is set to open its door on July 18 in Washignton DC. The museum now  houses  5,ooo square feet of exhibits that commemorates the sacrifice of African-American soldiers in the war, compared to […]

Is the right to display a Confederate flag a matter of free speech? Or should anything related to a government function, whether it is a building or an instrument of law, remain unfettered by symbols that are offensive to millions? While the answer seems obvious, this debate is heating up again as our nation endures […]

If it weren’t so sad, it would be funny that people actually argue that the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery, and that, indeed, it was fought over “states’ rights.” Geniuses; the Civil War was fought over states’ rights to own slaves! That’s what the whole secession from the Union deal was about. That’s what […]

via BBC News On Saturday, a group gathered in Alabama to mark the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the first president of the Confederacy, 11 Southern slave states that left the US in 1860 and 1861. They say they are honouring their ancestors and their heritage but, as the BBC’s Daniel Nasaw reports, critics […]

Mississippi seceded from the Union 150 years ago this week (Jan. 9). But the intermittent, sometimes bitter, argument over whether the Civil War was “about slavery” again is the focus of public debate.

  via BBC Huge numbers of people are voting in Southern Sudan in a landmark referendum on independence from the north. The week-long vote is widely expected to result in Africa’s largest country being split in two. Amid scenes of jubilation, south Sudanese leader Salva Kiir said: “This is an historic moment the people of […]

South Carolina — The NAACP will be protesting the 150th anniversary secession ball in Charleston, South Carolina. State reports: NAACP members and supporters plan to hold a peaceful march in downtown Charleston the day of the ball, on Dec. 20, followed by a meeting and question-and-answer session focusing on slavery. Participants will watch segments of […]

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