Monthly Archives: June 2009

16 06, 2009

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NAACP makes new demands in Homestead flag controversy BY TANIA VALDEMORO The local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday issued a new set of demands to Homestead's mayor and City Council to resolve the dispute over the one-time display of the Confederate battle flag at a Veterans' Day parade. Meanwhile, the civil rights group called off a demonstration that was supposed to take place [...]

16 06, 2009

News 1260

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South Rises Again Michelle Mitchell The Desert Sun June 11, 2009 With a flurry of flour, the South defeated the North in the Battle of Gettysburg. At least, that's how it happened at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School's reenactment of the famous three-day Civil War battle on Wednesday. Though more red-shirted soldiers representing the South were left standing at the end of the battle, students had learned enough about history to know how [...]

16 06, 2009

News 1259

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Liberty or Slavery? You make the Call. Mark A Thomey Jesus said to his Apostles, ‘For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.’ Of course, Jesus was [...]

16 06, 2009

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Battle Flag Raised in Bristol Tennessee Published: June 7, 2009 BY CLAIRE GALOFARO BRISTOL HERALD COURIER The Sons of Confederate Veterans raised a confederate battle flag Saturday evening in Bristol, Tenn. The 25-by-15-foot banner was hoisted on a 70-foot pole on a hillside in clear view of Interstate 81 – to serve as a monument and memory to those who fought on behalf of the South. “You can’t get the real history [...]

16 06, 2009

News 1257

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Battleflag to be Raised in Texas Thursday, June 11, 2009 Plan to honor Confederate dead at cemetery near Robinson draws praise from some, apprehension from others By Wendy Gragg Tribune-Herald staff writer Sunday, June 07, 2009 At Fletcher Cemetery on Highway 77, the breeze blows unfettered across the top of the cemetery hill, the chinaberry trees offer just a hint of shade and a Union soldier lies peacefully among at least 15 [...]

16 06, 2009

News 1256

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Nascar's Lack Of Diversity & The Impression of Racism by Charles Johnson (Scribe) Opinion June 12, 2009 I am an African American NASCAR fan and have been so since Willy T Ribbs was racing in 1986. I was ten years old then. I had to wait twenty years until the next African American Sprint Cup driver (Bill Lester), and now it seems we may have our next African American driver in Marc [...]

16 06, 2009

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Confederate Flag Education Denied by Allegany County School Board Reported by: Scott Hershberger Friday, Jun 12, 2009 CUMBERLAND, MD - Fort Hill High School made national headlines last year for all the wrong reasons due to claims that racism was making some students feel unsafe. Members of a Cumberland organization say they tried to remedy the problem, but have since been shot down. Ed Taylor and other members of the Cumberland Historic [...]

16 06, 2009

News 1254

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NAACP issues ultimatum on Confederate flag ban BY ELGIN JONES HOMESTEAD — Civil rights groups on Thursday put city and business leaders here on  a 30-day notice that unless they meet a list of demands – including a ban on the display of the Confederate flag at taxpayer-funded events – they will be subjected to protests and boycotts. More than 100 people converged on the steps of Homestead City Hall for a [...]

12 06, 2009

News 1253

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Journalism teacher says conservatives are Dixie-loving hicks Journalism grad student Dan Lawton has a new post over at his blog with responses to his recent ODE opinion piece on the lack of ideological diversity on campus. The  responses are all very predictable (”There are no Republican professors because you have to be smart to be a professor. Hurr hurr hurr!”). But then you get to the comment from UO journalism teacher Dan [...]

12 06, 2009

News 1252

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On the Occasion of President Obama's Wreath for the Confederate Memorial June 10, 2009 by Ronald F. Maxwell I am humbled when I see the list of former speakers for this event: the great Civil War historian James I. Robertson, former Secretary of the Navy and current Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Jim Webb, former National Park Service chief historian and revered doyen of Civil War battlefield guides, Ed Bearrs. Following [...]