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Confederate Heroes Have Their Own Medal Of Honor

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America's highest military decoration for valor, was never meant...

Race and Murder in America from the Time of Jefferson Davis to Jordan Davis

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Every life matters. When someone is murdered, the loss cannot be measured. Hearing the grief, the real despair about the future in this country for African Americans expressed after the announcement of the Jordan Davis verdict made me think about the past.

KKK Planning Largest Rally Ever in Memphis

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Keith Thomson

On Tuesday the Memphis City Council passed a resolution to rename three Confederate-themed public parks in Memphis, including one named after the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

For Mississippi, An Angst-Filled Civil War Anniversary

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. -- In a story Aug. 17 about the angst felt in Mississippi during the anniversary of the Civil War, The Associated Press reported errone...

Arlington To Rip Up, Rename Old Jeff Davis Highway

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's the end of the road for Old Jefferson Davis Highway. Once upon a time, the United Daughters of the Confederacy had envisioned a tra...

At My Congressman's Office

Gale Walden | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Gale Walden

On Tuesday, the day after President Obama gave his explanation for what was going on with the debt-ceiling crisis, and asked people to contact their congressman, I went with others to the Champaign, Illinois office of Timothy Johnson, my representative.

Thank You, Rand Paul (From a Historian)

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

I would like to thank Rand Paul for bringing history so vividly to contemporary light, if only I didn't think these elements of our history were far better left in the past.

What Would Jefferson Davis Do?

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

When Republicans gather after the November election to seek a scapegoat, they needn't bother with Michael Steele. The man who has diminished the party's chances is Bob McDonnell -- the governor didn't make a mistake. He blurted the truth.

Slave Reparations -- The Globalist Connection

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Ehrmann

As the debate over slave reparations continues, an exhibit on Senator Judah P. Benjamin at the Louisiana State Archives sheds light on a statesman who helped build America's slave economy.

Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

Rupert Murdoch and Fox Use 24 to Portray Black Men as Terrorists

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

Can somebody spell the words, "advertisers" and "boycott," and then can the congregation give me a resounding, amen?