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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...

Why Two Men Displayed Nazi And Confederate Flags At Their Home

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2013 | Detroit

Two men in Bay City, Mich. hanging controversial flags from their homes have shocked members of their local community -- but they say they have a reas...

Dem Shuns Friend Over Confederate Flag Flap

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) disinvited former Georgia Democratic congressman Ben Jones from a fundraising event after learning of Jones' support for the ...

Why This Student Showed Up To School Wearing A Confederate Flag

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

We’ve heard of school spirit day and college day, but school redneck day? That’s a new one. An Arizona high school came under fire after memb...

State Taking Action After Complaints About Confederate Flag

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol last week to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is...

Confederate Flag Display Sparks Concern

Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. — A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol last week t...

Confederate Flag Mistakenly Raised Over Mississippi Supreme Court Building

Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A Confederate flag was mistakenly raised for a few hours over the Mississippi Supreme Court in Jackson on Friday. A replacement was needed for a M...

3 Memphis Parks Drop Names That Honor Confederate Past

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Three Memphis city parks that were named to honor the Confederacy have new names We...

OOPS! This iPhone Case Is Not What She Thinks It Is

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

It started with a Tweet and ballooned into a national punchline that highlights the changing face of privacy in the age of social media. Young Twit...

WATCH: Country Star Shows Off Confederate Flag On National TV

Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

Country singer Trace Adkins raised eyebrows on Wednesday night when he sported a Confederate-flag earpiece during the nationally televised Rockefeller...

Should Elementary School's Confederate Flag Be Removed?

Posted 10.19.2012 | Miami

A South Florida mom is not happy with a history exhibition at her child's elementary school. Tina Meadows is asking Sunset Lakes Elementary School ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Won't Abandon The Confederate Flag

Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment

Though many applauded Lynyrd Skynyrd's attempt to distance themselves from the Confederate flag, the decision has angered some fans, who took to the i...

Famed Rock Band Won't Stop Using Confederate Flag

Salon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

Recently, Lynyrd Skynyrd told CNN that it has stopped associating itself with the Confederate flag because "it became such an issue about race." The f...

'Redneck' Bus Driver Can Fly Confederate Flag

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

An Oregon school bus driver who says his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired for refusing to take down a Confederate battle flag em...

Tea Party Groups Flies Confederate Flag, Draws Criticism

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

The Las Cruces Tea Party in New Mexico drew a sharp response from the city's mayor after flying a Confederate flag on a float that ended up taking fir...

Progressive Champion Fundraises For Controversial Dem

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Progressive champion Tom Perriello is fundraising on behalf of John Douglass, the presumptive Democratic nominee in Virginia's 5th Congressional Distr...

Teen's Controversial Prom Dress Bans Her From Dance

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 04.26.2012 | Teen

While one teen's cardboard prom dress was celebrated for its uniqueness, another teen's attempt at making a red, white and blue fashion statement was ...

Lucia Graves

Congressional Candidate's Civil War Reenactments Spark Racial Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Douglass has been a top officer in the U.S. Navy, a longtime defense lobbyist and is now a veteran Civil War reenactor. Most of tha...

Virginia Museum Won't Fly Confederate Flag, Sparking Protest

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When the Museum of the Confederacy opens its new branch location at Appomattox, Va., on Saturday, don't expect to see a Confederate flag...

South Carolina's Confederate Lieutenant Governor

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

When South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard resigned on Friday, the same day a grand jury indicted him for seven ethics violations, longtime state Sen. Glen ...