Posts tagged "confederate flag"

Bree Newsome On “Good Morning America”: “We Wanted An End To The Hate”

Bad ass organizer — and real life flag-pole-climbing superhero — Bree Newsome was interviewed on “Good Morning America” this morning, one of the first times, that I know of, that a major morning “news” show has given airtime to interviewed an actual #BlackLivesMatter activist. Newsome, of course, is the Black woman who, with the hel…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 2, 2015

Bree Newsome Speaks: “I Did It Because I Am Free”

This woman is a real life super hero.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Woman Ignores Police Orders, Removes Confederate Flag From SC Statehouse

SC Governor Nikki Haley has called for the Confederate Flag to come down from the front of the South Carolina State House but for some reason the damn thing is still there.

A woman identified as “Bree” decided to take matters into her own hands, backed by the activist group ‘Blackbird’, early Saturday…

By: Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

Sorry, That Confederate Clinton-Gore Button Is A Big Ol’ Fake

At some point earlier this week, a picture of a Clinton-Gore button featuring a Confederate flag went viral, with people on the left hoping it wasn’t real, and many on the right insisting that it totally was and that both Clinton and Gore loved the Confederate flag, thus something-something, I don’t know.

As it tur…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 24, 2015

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the…

By: Newser / June 23, 2015

SC Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Debate On Confederate Flag Removal

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asks the legislature to vote to remove the flag.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 22, 2015

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Lindsey Graham Declares Undying Love For The Confederate Flag

“It’s part of who we are,” he says. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

South Carolina Needs To Take That Confederate Flag Down Now

Keeping the Confederate flag up is nothing but cruel.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 18, 2015

Texas Students Deface Confederacy President Statue On Campus

Student vandals defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy on the University of Texas Austin campus on Saturday, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.”

Senior Jamie Nalley defended the attack against the statue saying: “We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and…

By: Katrin Higher / May 11, 2015

Girl Sent Home From Prom For Wearing Confederate Flag Dress

Texanna Edwards, of Gibson County, Tennessee, was sent home from her senior prom after she wore a Confederate flag-themed dress to the event. Edwards was turned away after school officials deemed the dress “offensive and inappropriate.”

“She was told because of the dress and what it would look like, it would be considered…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2012