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

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kanye West Explains Those Confederate Flag Concert Shirts

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

If you haven't already heard, Kanye West is selling "Yeezus" Tour t-shirts emblazoned with the confederate flag. While we're not shocked by this contr...

We're Not Amused By Kanye's Latest Fashion Venture

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

If you thought a Jesus impersonator and bedazzled face masks were the only jaw-dropping stunts Kanye West had up his sleeve for the "Yeezus" tour, the...

Tea and Sympathy

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.17.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...

How Do You Not Condemn the Waving of a Confederate Flag in Front of the White House?

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Yes, a man waved a Confederate flag in front of the home of an African-American family. And the elected officials who organized, spoke, marched or promoted this rally are just as responsible as that man for this ugly display of bigotry.

WATCH: Students Don Confederate Flags In Alleged Anti-Gay Statement

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Two 16-year-old students are up in arms because school officials suspended the pair for wearing Confederate flags as clothing on the grounds of their ...

Group Raises Confederate Flag, Stirs Strong Opposition

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

After days of controversy, a Virginia group followed through on its intentions to raise a Confederate flag commemorating soldiers who fought for the S...

Brad Paisley Reacts To 'Accidental Racist' Critics

Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment

Brad Paisley has read most of the "serious criticism" of "Accidental Racist," his ill-fated song with LL Cool J. On the track, LL and Paisley trade of...

Let's Stop Pretending the Confederate Flag Isn't a Symbol of Racism

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Krystie Yandoli

In tiptoeing around what "Southern pride" is actually representative of and refusing to condemn the Confederate flag as the horrific reminder of human slavery and discrimination it is, we're inherently encouraging modern-day acts of racism and ideologies that are straight-up wrong.

Confederate Flags and Football

Thomas Alter | Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports
Thomas Alter

Local organizers in Charleston, South Carolina are pushing the NCAA to allow them to bring a Bowl Game to the Lowcountry. Bowl Games bring money and exposure to the cities that host them, and unlike larger, multi-day events, no real problems.

Stop Flying Confederate Flags at Civil War Commemorations

Scott Hancock | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Scott Hancock

For me, seeing the American flag stirs pride, yearning, and pain. What did the flag of the Confederacy stand for? The harsh reality is that it symbolized the establishment of a country that depended upon maintaining the systematic denial of independence and freedom to black men, women, and children.

'White History Month' Float Stirs Controversy At July 4th Parade

Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

A small North Carolina town's Fourth of July parade was mired in controversy after a float touting "White History Month" drew a number of complaints f...