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  • Confederate flag group rallying for former Hartland firefighter

    10/02/2015 6:04:53 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 4 replies ^ | Friday, October 2, 2015 | Josh Moniz,
    A Confederate flag advocacy group is rallying Saturday in Albert Lea for the reinstatement of the Hartland volunteer firefighter suspended in July for flying a Confederate flag on a department truck during a parade. The firefighter, Brian Nielson, didn't respond to interview requests. He previously told media he was protesting "political correctness" and the censuring of the flag. There was a national push for removing the flag from public locations after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. Nielson said he doesn't support slavery nor racism and has since apologized to both cities. But he said he would fly the flag again, though...
  • Confederate Battle Flag at School Leads to Lockdown

    09/28/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 42 replies ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | George Franco
    A trio of students has been suspended from school after one of them brought a Confederate battle flag to campus.
  • Norfolk council decides to keep Confederate monument

    09/23/2015 2:19:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    SCV Va Division ^ | September 22, 2015 | Tim Eberly
    Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:43 PM Subject: Norfolk council decides to keep Confederate monument By Tim Eberly © September 22, 2015 NORFOLK The city’s Confederate monument is not going anywhere. The City Council decided not to remove the towering structure downtown, despite pressure from a civil rights group that considers it a symbol of racism and slavery. The council’s decision came on the second day of its annual retreat, held this year at Slover Library. All three black council members agreed that removing the monument was unnecessary, and no other council members lobbied for its removal, either. “You can’t...
  • Virginia school suspends students for Confederate flag on clothes, vehicles

    09/19/2015 9:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I remember the good old days when liberals who wanted to tear down the symbols of the Confederacy were assuring us that it was only an issue when it flew on taxpayer owned, public property over the seat of government. Other than that it was a question of free speech. (Or racism or oppression or whatever you like.) Remember that line? Ah, good times, my friends. But that’s long since ceased to be the case. As many of us predicted, this trend was going to spread like pubic lice at an Occupy Wall Street camp, and it has been...
  • More than 20 Christiansburg High students out of class after wearing Confederate flags on clothing

    09/17/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Ward
    More than 20 Christiansburg High School students are out of class Thursday morning after wearing Confederate flags on their clothing. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Brenda Drake, the students were originally put in in-school suspension. However, the students didn’t comply and were told to leave school for the day. This involves 22 or 23 students, according to Drake. Several students were given in-school-suspension and 17 were given out of school suspension for disrupting the school day. The students protested the school's decision across the street Thursday morning. Some students received three days of out-of-school suspension; others received one...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center To Create Map of Confederate Symbols

    09/06/2015 7:19:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | Toby Sells
    Earlier this month, the SPLC launched a new initiative called "Erasing Hate," which "aims to identify and eliminate government-sanctioned symbols honoring the Confederacy." "There are numerous government-sponsored symbols of the Confederacy that are out in the public across the country, and, quite frankly, it's time for them be removed," said SPLC founder Morris Dees. "In Montgomery, Alabama, we have a Robert E. Lee High School that wasn't even named until [Brown v. the Board of Education], the desegregation case. We have government-sponsored holidays honoring Confederate 'heroes'." Flags, street names, building names, and statues honoring the Confederacy became public targets across...
  • Commander of United Confederate Veterans Gen James W. Moore of Alabama, being laid to rest

    08/30/2015 9:14:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    In 1949, the surviving members of the United Confederate Veterans attend the funeral of their commander, James W. Moore. Moore joined the confederate army at the age of 13, died at the age of 99 and was buried in Selma, AL. Here's your chance to see video of some real confederate veterans.

    08/30/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies ^ | august 30, 2015
    A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university's iconic clock tower.
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials won’t ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • Was the Civil War about Slavery?

    08/11/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1,086 replies
    Acton Institute, Prager University ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Carter
    What caused the Civil War? That seems like the sort of simple, straightforward question that any elementary school child should be able to answer. Yet many Americans—including, mostly, my fellow Southerners—claim that that the cause was economic or state’s rights or just about anything other than slavery. But slavery was indisputably the primary cause, explains Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The abolition of slavery was the single greatest act of liberty-promotion in the history of America. Because of that fact, it’s natural for people who love freedom, love tradition, and...
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • Confederate flag dispute comes up at Maryland Heights council meeting

    08/23/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 37 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 21, 2015
    MARYLAND HEIGHTS • A Confederate flag flying at a home in a Maryland Heights neighborhood may be disturbing, but flying it is constitutionally protected, officials told residents of Glenbush Drive at the City Council meeting Thursday night. The flag appeared on Aug. 17 and has been flown from mid-morning until about 6 p.m. daily, said a black couple who live nearby. They said they have lived on Glenbush for nine years and appreciate the city's diverse population. Police Chief Bill Carson said he was aware of a dispute over the flag involving others on the street on Aug. 18. "It...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trump’s appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. “There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • South Carolina Schools Ban Confederate Flag

    08/20/2015 11:03:31 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | THU, AUG 20
    South Carolina's Charleston County School District issues new dress code banning Confederate flag. WCBD's Mayci McLeod reports.
  • Civil War Re-Enactment Canceled After Charleston Slayings [South Carolina]

    08/20/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    AP, via ^ | August 19, 2015 | AP
    A Civil War battle re-enactment at a historic South Carolina planation has been canceled in the wake of the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant will not host the re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville that was scheduled for November, according to local media outlets. Boone Hall marketing director Rick Benthall said the event comes too soon after the slayings at Emanuel AME Church on June 17. Benthall said it was canceled out of respect for the victims' families and to allow the community to heal. "It was...
  • Riviera Beach City Council votes to approve change from Old Dixie Hwy to President Barack Obama Hwy

    08/20/2015 7:47:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 | Monica Magalhaes, Michelle Quesada
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A dividing highway in Riviera Beach is becoming historic again. A proposal to rename Old Dixie Highway to Barack Obama Highway ultimately passed in Riviera Beach, but not without hitting some speed bumps. "I got a little worried for a minute, because we didn't seem at first to have the majority," said Mayor Thomas Masters, City of Riviera Beach. There was plenty of approval from the crowd to remove Old Dixie Highway from 1st Street to Silver Beach Road. "You have the chance to right the wrong and make a new chapter," said one woman who...
  • Riviera Beach To Vote On Proposed Street Name Change:'Old Dixie Highway' to 'Barack Obama Highway'

    08/19/2015 1:37:19 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 68 replies
    WPTV ^ | 08/19/2015 | WPTV webteam
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  • Remove the Southern belle from her inglorious perch

    08/19/2015 6:24:59 PM PDT · by SJackson · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Boyd
    The writer is research associate in American Studies at University of Maryland at College Park, and the author of “Southern Beauty: Race, Ritual, and Memory in the Modern South” (under contract to University of Georgia Press). When administrators at the University of Georgia declared a ban on hoop skirts in the spring, I could only think, what took you so long? But in that sense UGA was really no different from other Southern schools. Long after many universities had officially done away with a variety of Old South symbols, the feminine figure most clearly identified with Dixie — the Southern...
  • Confederate Warship, Weapons Recovered from Georgia River

    08/18/2015 12:08:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | Elizabeth Goldbaum
    The armored husk of a Confederate warship is being raised out of the depths of a Georgia river, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it. Government officials are pulling approximately 250,000 lbs. (113,000 kilograms) of the warship CSS Georgia's armored siding — the ship's skeleton — from the Savannah River. Crews are raising the Civil War-era ship's remains in 10,000-lb. (4,500 kg) chunks that measure about 4 feet tall by 24 feet wide (1.2 by 7.3 meters). The siding is the last major ship part remaining in the water; Navy divers began retrieving the ship's unexploded shells, cannons...
  • Wisconsin man accused of going into home to remove Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 12:20:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Authorities say a Racine man was arrested after forcing his way inside a home to take down a Confederate flag placed in a window. The Journal Times of Racine ( ) reports 37-year-old Tajaun Boatner has been charged on counts including criminal trespassing and misdemeanor theft.
  • Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 8:27:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 12 August 2015 | Ashley Collman
    Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag hanging in a bathroom window The resident says Tajaun Boatner, 37, initially asked her politely to take down the Confederate flag she had hanging in her kitchen window The two got into a screaming match though, after she moved the flag from the kitchen to the bathroom When the unidentified woman called Boatner a racial slur, the man shoved her to the ground and broke into the home to take down the flag himself He then continued to resist arrest when police arrived...
  • Rebel recall: Virginians told to turn in Confederate-themed license plates

    08/07/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 30 replies ^ | 7 Aug 2015 | Fox News
    Virginia is targeting 1,691 license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag in a statewide recall that will replace the existing tags with new ones without the controversial image. The Virginian-Pilot reported that it’s unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from state highways now that the plates are being recalled and replaced following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday lifting a 2001 injunction that allowed the image. “We’re working as quickly as possible to get this done,” Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker told the paper. Vehicle owners with the flag plates will be sent new Sons of...
  • Virginia recalling specialty license plates featuring Confederate battle flag

    08/07/2015 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Virginia is recalling the 1,691 specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag, state officials said Thursday. But it's unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from roadways. The affected motorists will be sent new Sons of Confederate Veterans tags along with a letter telling them they have 30 days before the old plate is invalid, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker. However, the replacement tag doesn't exist yet. The DMV will work with the heritage group to come up with a new flagless plate design, Brubaker said. Then the plate has to be manufactured and sent...
  • Hillary Clinton Shows Off Her Southern Accent Again, Y’all

    08/05/2015 2:09:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/5/15 | Jim Treacher
    I do declare, runnin’ a presidential campaign can wear a body out! What with all that flip-floppin’ on Planned Parenthood and bein’ investigated by the FBI and all, it’s no wonder Hillary Clinton needed to just set a spell and visit with her good friends in South Carolina.The other day, Hillary sat down with Jamie Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, on his web show Chair Chats. If you’ve got half an hour of free time and absolutely nothing better to do with it, you can watch their conversation here. Just about anything can be improved with a...
  • Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China

    08/04/2015 10:33:36 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Ana Swanson
    Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. But in the last 50 years, automation, free trade agreements and competition from countries like China whittled down the historic industry until it was almost gone. Now some textile jobs are coming back, but on much different terms. As the New York Times reported Sunday, some Chinese manufacturers are setting up shop in the United States, after finding it cheaper to produce their goods in the American South than in China.
  • Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another (Florida)

    08/01/2015 5:53:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies ^ | july 28, 2015 | steve bousquet
    Bucking a national trend, a defiant Walton County voted Tuesday after an emotional hearing to replace one Confederate flag with another one at its courthouse in the Florida Panhandle. Under intense pressure from a deeply divided citizenry, county commissioners agreed to remove the controversial flag with the X-shaped Southern Cross design that has flown at the courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964, the year President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. As that flag heads to a local museum, it will be replaced by the first version of the Confederate flag known as the stars and bars, with 13 stars...
  • Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends [Comparing their views on race]

    08/01/2015 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | William Sullivan
    Social engineers have a knack for destroying history, then self-servingly reshaping it to align with political agendas for consumption by the masses.  The results of their skill are no better exemplified than we are currently witnessing.  Confederate history is quite literally being destroyed, as monuments to Robert E. Lee and other Confederate heroes are being defaced by ignorant vandals who know nothing more than the legend of how Abraham Lincoln and his brave Union army crushed Jefferson Davis’ and Robert E. Lee’s Southern hordes in the name of liberating enslaved blacks.  That this is legend is in no way...
  • Amid Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders canyon name

    08/02/2015 12:20:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others. Grand County Councilwoman Mary McGann said the name of the picturesque canyon in southern Utah is outdated at best. “We should evolve,” she said Wednesday.
  • 'Cruz country' bus tour looks South

    08/02/2015 9:20:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will spend much of August on an eight-state “Cruz Country” bus tour through the South, as his team looks beyond the first four 2016 states to March’s delegate-heavy SEC Primary states, including Georgia and Texas. Cruz advisers say they’re not only vigorously competing in the early states, but already organizing the so-called SEC states (a nickname from college sports’ Southeastern Conference), with advertising planned through March 15. An adviser said the objective of the bus trip is “to ensure that by the time other candidates get to the March 1 voting states following early state voting,...
  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    08/02/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | MARK SCOLFORO and JEFFREY COLLINS
    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. But people still fly it, and not just in the South, despite announcements by leading flag-makers and retailers that they will no longer sell products showing the secessionist battle flag.
  • Confederate flags placed around King Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church ["Terror"]

    07/30/2015 9:48:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ....Confederate flags were found around the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday morning. According to Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Shanan Jones, police and Homeland Security are working to remove the flags..... four small flags were found laying on the property.
  • “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obama’s voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political system’s inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Opposition to removal of Confederate memorials at Lee Circle and elsewhere gains steam

    07/14/2015 4:22:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/14/15 | Robert McClendon, | The Times-Picayune
    Opponents of the proposed removal of Confederate memorials in New Orleans are using social media to organize the fight to keep them where they stand. What started out as an effort to keep the statue of Robert E. Lee atop his column in Lee Circle, has expanded its mission to include defending all of the statues and monuments dedicated to the Confederacy. The City Council, at Mayor Mitch Landrieu's request, has begun a formal hearing process that could result in the removal of Lee and monuments dedicated to P.G.T. Beauregard, another Confederate general; Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy;...
  • Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave — themselves!

    07/24/2015 1:08:24 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 14 replies
    A group of anti-Confederate protesters aren’t happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. They want it done now. A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil. “We are going to bring the back hoe, the tractors and the men with the equipment to raise Bedford Forrest from the soil of Memphis,” Isaac Richmond with the “Commission on Religion and Racism” declared to awaiting TV cameras, CBS 3 reported.
  • Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave themselves

    07/23/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/23/15 | OLAF EKBERG
    A group of anti-Confederate protesters aren’t happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. They want it done now. A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil.
  • Man drives several hours to fix grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave

    07/24/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies ^ | July 23, 2015 | JESSICA GERTLER
    Some people are calling a religious group vandals and claim they broke the law when they dug up a patch of grass next to a Confederate general’s grave in a Memphis park Wednesday. Thursday, a man drove hundreds of miles to plant new grass. “When I saw this last night, my wife couldn’t understand why I was shaking so badly,” Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREG’s story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave. The group called the move symbolic, and said they’re standing up...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/23/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | ERYN TAYLOR
    A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. ” We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and...
  • Black Confederate Flag Supporter Killed In Highway Motor Accident Caused By Hecklers

    07/21/2015 8:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2015 | Emmakristina Sveen
    Anthony Hervey — a 49-year-old black activist known for being a vocal proponent of the Confederate flag — died Sunday in a car crash caused by a car-full of black hecklers who chased and verbally attacked Hervey, driving his vehicle off the Mississippi highway. Hervey was driving home from a rally to preserve the Linn Park Confederate Monument in Birmingham, Alabama, the Daily Mail reports. The memorial is soon to be removed from the park pursuant to a recent vote by Birmingham political leaders. Hervey was a well-known black activist for preserving the Confederate flag who’s advocacy dates back to...
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Black Southern Heritage defender possibly murdered by Black Panthers in returning from Flag Rally

    07/19/2015 7:38:20 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 152 replies
    self and facebook | 7-19-15 | Self
    Approximately 8-9 hours ago Anthony Hervey and Arlene Barnum both black were returning from a rally in Birmingham yesterday in support of the Confederate Battle Flag Upon returning this morning Sharon Bauman started posting on her facebook page that they were being chased by unknown assailants and they subsequently wrecked on Mississippi State Hwy 6 in Lafayette county of which Oxford (Ole Miss) is county seat Ms Barnum survived and Mr Hervey died of his injuries All the info I have is from Ms Barnum Facebook and scant detail is on a blog called McAlester News According to witnesses the...
  • Lone black man in Tampa Confederate group defends heritage

    07/19/2015 9:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    News4 Jax ^ | 7/19/15 | Anastasia Dawson
    Whenever members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans don their grey wool uniforms for a demonstration or re-enactment, Al McCray is there among his brothers. Quick Clicks Rally supports Baker Courthouse... NAACP wants Ga. Confederate... Thousands rally to support... Flag debate highlights racial... Confederate signs defaced in... He marches in the parades and flies the Confederate flag. He speaks out against the notion that the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of racism and defends "Southern heritage" causes. Yet McCray is different from the rest of the camp. While the other members are...
  • Does Black America Understand We've Declared War On the Confederacy?

    07/19/2015 11:47:10 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    The Black Commentator ^ | july 16, 2015 | Desi Cortez
    There’re consequences and repercussions for just about everything . . . . With that notion in mind, as I ran-across the news and discovered the Atlanta branch of the NAACP wants all the Confederate paraphernalia removed from the “infamous” Georgia Stone Mountain state park . . . the branch’s chair, Richard Rose said his group not only wants Confederate symbols removed from all state-owned buildings, parks and lands . . . he’d start with the enormous monument itself of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Well go-head with ya’ bad-ass self bra’. "Those guys need to go. They...
  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners aren’t responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools — those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities — is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card, Run Off Road on the Way Home

    07/20/2015 9:20:20 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card at Rally – Then Is Run Off the Road on the Way Home (Video) Jim Hoft Jul 20th, 2015 8:08 am arlene barnum Arlene Barnum, Anthony Hervey and others at pro-Confederate rally (Examiner) On Saturday Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran, burned her NAACP card at a pro-Confederate rally. Then she was run off the road on the way home. barnum crash A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident in Mississippi. Arlene Barnham, of Stuart,...
  • Black Mississippi Confederate flag supporter dies after rally when 'car full of jeering African

    07/20/2015 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | Associated Press and Reporter
    A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Anthony Hervey was killed Sunday when the 2005 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County. A passenger in Harvey's car, Arlene Barnum, tells The Associated Press that Hervey swerved and crashed after another vehicle carrying four or five young black men pulled up alongside them, yelling and looking angry.
  • Thousands attend pro-Confederate rally in Alamance County

    07/20/2015 2:53:24 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies
    ABC News 11 WTVD ^ | july 18, 2015 | Angelica Alvarez
    The rally gathered at the Alamance County Courthouse where the Common Soldier Statue has stood since 1914. "It was erected as a symbol of love, love for the fathers, the sons, the husbands, the brothers that never came home," said one man to a cry of cheers from the crowd of about 4,000 people.