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What Did You Learn on Summer Vacation?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Summer vacation 2016: Road Trip. From Jersey to Pennsylvania, slow crawl to Indianapolis and back to New Jersey.

Flashing Fascist Colors, Trump Tightens His Grip on Nomination: Will He Finally Be Unmasked?

William Bradley | Posted 03.03.2016 | Media
William Bradley

With billionaire bully boy Donald Trump arrogantly flashing his fascist colors on Super Tuesday, how many supposedly big-time Republicans have spoken out against his disgusting politics of racism, hatred, and aggressive know-nothingism? Too damn few.

House Republicans Fail to Learn From the Political Mistakes of the Confederacy

John A. Tures | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The Confederacy wasn't even a system of states' rights. It was this mentality that each and every rebellious legislator was a king, and knew better than anyone else. Every other legislator was an opponent standing in the way.

California Lawmakers Move To Ban Confederate Names On Public Buildings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

California's state Senate voted 31-2 Tuesday to ban the names of Confederate leaders from public buildings. SB 539, which passed in the state Assembl...

Take Down the Confederate Flag - And Raise Up Medicaid Expansion

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

It's tempting, this summery week, to sit and savor the sweet victory that was handed us by the Supreme Court in late June with the King v. Burwell decision. The court's ruling protected the health care subsidies that allow 6.4 million people to afford their health insurance.

To the Guy Flying a Confederate Flag in New England

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I know that right now you are saying, "But I'm not a racist!" "Heritage, not hate!" But this isn't your heritage. It's mine. And it is hate. And it is racism. And every time you put that flag on the back of your car, we all go back in time a little.

KKK Plans Pro-Confederate Flag Rally In South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

Members of the Ku Klux Klan have announced plans to rally next month in South Carolina in support of the Confederate flag. State officials confirme...

People All Over The U.S. Have Had Enough Of Confederate Tributes

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the Captiol grounds, Americans all over the coun...

Charleston's Black Residents ‘Elated' By Governor's Call To Remove Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Donovan X. Ramsey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices

CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- To the delight of many black residents in Charleston, South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the removal ...

Charleston: Quenching the Embers of Hate

Jim Moore | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Jim Moore

When I was a scout on my first camp-out, each boy in the troop was assigned a task; some scouts were in charge of the food; some took care of the large canisters of Kool-Aid and water; some helped with tent raising; and others, usually at least one older boy along with a couple of younger scouts, were in charge of the fire pit.

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.

Virginia Shame

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

I am the great, great, great, great niece of General Lee and a slave. That is my American story, a mixed race heritage that I am proud of, just as Virginia, the South and our country has a mixed history.