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Is This The Most Offensive Prom Photo Ever?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.06.2015 | Crime

It's that time of year when everyone's Facebook feed is cluttered with prom photos -- but there's one image that's standing out from the rest for all ...

Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.

Confederate History Month: An Embarrassing Abomination

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia all participate in this misguided paean to a troubling past. No, this is not the continuation of some long-standing tradition, but amazingly a creature of modern politics starting in 1994.

Honoring President Abraham Lincoln's Life in the Middle of the Deep South

John A. Tures | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

President Lincoln may have died before he could have brought the North and South together, but 150 years after his death, his spirit still lives on, even in places you once couldn't imagine it would.

Confederate Flag License Plate Case Reaches Supreme Court

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday takes up a free speech case on whether Texas was wrong in reje...

Supreme Court To Hear Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech Case

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to weigh in on whether Texas officials should...

80-Year-Old Black Artist Leo Twiggs Uses Confederate Flag To Create Art

AP | BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Leo Twiggs' paintings of shadowy Confederate flags and faceless men with bulls-eyes on their backs are a few of the haunting...

Callous or Callow: Waving the Confederate Flag at Bryn Mawr College

Steven Conn | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Steven Conn

Southerners love their "heritage" because it has enabled many of them not to confront their history. Those two young women with their Confederate flag and Southern pride had to travel all the way to Bryn Mawr to learn that history.

Confederate Flag Doesn't Fly With California Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

California lawmakers hauled down the Confederate flag this week -- figuratively speaking -- as both houses of the state legislature gave final approva...

Jennifer Bendery

Another Democrat Will Oppose Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Thursday became the latest Democrat to say he will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled ...

Texas Can't Prohibit Sale Of Confederate Flag License Plates, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas cannot prohibit the sale of a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag. In a ...

Meet Maryland's White Nationalist 'David Duke' GOP Candidate

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

White nationalists from the League of the South -- the premier neo-Confederate group -- are hailing the recent Republican primary victory of Maryland's Michael Peroutka -- who won his party's nomination in an Anne Arundel County Council race, as well as a seat on the GOP Central Committee there -- as "a political victory for us."

Oh Mercy Me, I Do Declare, I Have the Vapors

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Certainly one can rightly honor the bravery of fallen soldiers no matter whether they wore blue or grey. But honoring the man's bravery or military insights is not equivalent to honoring the cause for which he fought. The cause championed by the South should cover every American with shame.

Official Approves Confederate Flag At Military College

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., June 10 (Reuters) - A Confederate flag displayed at the Citadel military college in Charleston, So...

Group Raises Another Massive Confederate Flag Over Highway

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., June 2 (Reuters) - Motorists traveling a major Virginia highway now have a second supersized Confeder...

Jennifer Bendery

All Senate Democratic Leaders Signal Opposition To Obama Nominee Michael Boggs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All four Senate Democratic leaders have now signaled that either they will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled judicial nomi...

Is There Another Southern Narrative?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Is their a southern narrative other than one which lays proud claim to the Civil War? I think the answer here lies in a nostalgia for a simpler life, a life less corrupted by the influences of modernity.

Flags, Holidays and Heroes

Robert Strong | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Robert Strong

The holiday set aside by Virginia to honor Confederate generals Lee and Jackson falls on or near Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This coincidence prompted debates in my community about whether it was appropriate to fly Confederate flags when the nation is remembering its most important civil rights leader.

Enough of the Lily Allen Privilege With a Kanye Complex

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Racism and sexism are very sensitive matters that include a history and heritage that neither should be forgotten or reclaimed. By trying to reshape these problems, you are in essence selfishly attempting to liberate yourself by disgracing the very people who actually experience it.

Poll Finds Conservative Americans Are MORE Offended By Rainbow Flag Than Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A new poll released this week points to troubling public perception surrounding the rainbow flag, historically understood as a symbol of the lesbian, ...

Sarah Palin and Kanye West: Peas in a Pod

William H. Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

In separate though kindred acts of political and cultural theatre, both Ms. Palin and Mr. West detached aspects of American history from their original contexts and assigned different meanings and significance to them.

Kanye West Is Trying To Take The Confederate Flag Back

Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices

He wears glittery masks when he performs on stage; he compares his reality TV-star fiancée to the First Lady; he goes on Twitter rants against comedi...

Reclaiming the Confederate Flag? Yeezus!

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

Just because I get it, doesn't mean I agree with it. We could speculate about the meaning of West's actions all day, but in the end, the risks of trying to reclaim the flag are just too great.

Kanye Leaves Barneys In Confederate Flag Jacket Combining Contradiction And Controversy

Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices

In his effort to take back the Confederate flag as he so eloquently puts it, Kanye West was spotted in L.A. recently wearing a confederate flag jacket...

Construction Equipment Stolen From Confederate Flag Site

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

The group behind the construction of a confederate flag site in central Virginia saw a key piece of equipment stolen last week. In a Monday blog po...