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A Miami high school with a 98 percent minority student body is under fire after it allowed a teacher to hang a “Keep It Flying” confederate banner in the classroom.

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A mother is outraged and denouncing a white coach who reportedly ordered her autistic son to wear a cap emblazoned with a Confederate flag.

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A photo of a Mississippi man voting on Tuesday while wearing a racially charged T-shirt has sparked outrage all over the internet.

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It was no treat for 17-year-old Esperanza Menendez who came face to face with two white males whose faces were painted Black as part of their racist Halloween costume in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. “Y’all f**ked up ya’ll shouldn’t do that s**t…that’s not funny,” she said. “It’s not racist,” voices said from the background about the males who […]

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In 1992, when Stacey Abrams was in college, she participated in a protest where there was a burning of a Georgia state flag that had been redesigned in 1956 specifically to incorporate the Confederate battle flag emblem in it, in a clear attempt to make a statement against the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. That…

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Here’s a question: If the Confederate flag has nothing to do with racism, and it’s all about Southern pride and history, why does it seem to fly high in areas of the country that are decidedly not in the South?

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When Black folks occupy seemingly white spaces in this age of Donald Trump, we must be mindful that some ish might pop off due to their discomfort of melanated people. One 18-year-old Black male learned that the hard way while attending the Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, Ore., and it cost him a trip […]

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A parade to honor the memories of war veterans was crashed by a group who waved the Confederate flag along the route, even though the controversial symbol was banned, the Daily Mail reports. READ MORE: Wisconsin candidate, Mahlon Mitchell, is ready, set and able to be the state’s first Black governor A councilman said the Old Soldiers […]

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A school in Fort Bragg, North Carolina has a lot of explaining to do after a yearbook photo that showed a Cape Fear High School student holding a shotgun while wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt and standing in a cotton field surfaced. Tonight only on #ABC11: this controversial picture was printed in the yearbook for […]

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Earn’s well-intended-yet-tragic managerial decisions had to catch up with him at some point in 'Atlanta' series. “North of the Border” is the episode for it.

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DETROIT (AP) — A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan […]

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South Cumberland Elementary School in Tennessee removed a mural located in the gymnasium that was […]

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A black officer that was fired yesterday for confronting a group of confederate flag wavers in front of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum has reportedly been rehired—but Wardell Jackson is suspended until next Monday and has been moved to the midnight shift. According to Atlanta Black Star, Jackson stated, “I did my job. I kept […]

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Apparently sometimes you can be fired for doing the right thing. According to the Clarion Ledger, a Black capitol police officer was fired after exchanging words with a group of confederate flag wavers. A video uploaded to Facebook by Chris Blount, a member of the Delta Flaggers, shows much of the confrontation. The unnamed police […]

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Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin D’Baha from Charleston, NC was shot and killed in New Orleans, […]

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Early on Tuesday morning, Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans. Police department spokesman Beau Tidwell told The Advocate  that d’Baha had been found around 1:25 a.m. He had apparently been shot in the leg while riding his bicycle. Although d’Baha was taken to the hospital, he ultimately died. d’Baha was best known for his […]

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Kid Rock is running for a Senate seat, so he is now speaking out against the protests against him and the accusations of racism.

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With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color...

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Star Parker compares the pride flag to the Confederate flag in defense of Trump's reaction to the violence Charlottesville.

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A black barber’s Confederate flag haircut for a white customer has raised some eyebrows on social media. But the barber doesn’t have a problem with it. “I was thinking it was some racist-type stuff but, as he sat down and I was doing it and he was talking to me the whole time,” barber Demontre […]

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — City commissioners in Florida have agreed to begin the process of changing the names of streets named after Confederate generals in the heart of an African-American neighborhood...

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A woman in Charleston, South Carolina, ripped a Confederate flag tag off of a truck and reportedly backed into the driver as well. Ann Lee Walters stopped her car when she saw the tag in downtown Charleston and ripped it off of the truck. The driver of the truck tried to get her license plate […]

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Two active-duty Marines were arrested after trespassing at a pro-Confederate rally and unfurling a white nationalist banner in North Carolina. Sgt. Michael Chesny, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning were arrested after climbing a building on May 20 to unfurl the banner, which had a quote from George Orwell’s 1984 written on […]

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There are hundreds of Confederate statues left to tear down: It was good to see that New Orleans tore down their Robert E. Lee Statue. But according to the Southern Poverty Law Center there are more than 1,500 Confederate symbols on public property, including 718 statues and monuments honoring Dixie. Some statues of Confederate heroes […]

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The video was everywhere. As a reporter goes live in Charleston, South Carolina suddenly someone leaps into a crowd of protesters and attempts to grab a confederate flag from a white man waving it...

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Jose Torres and Kayla Norton, a Georgia couple that had been part of a group of Confederate flag-waving people who terrorized a black child’s birthday party just a month after Dylann Roof shot nine churchgoers in a racially motivated attack on a Charleston church, sobbed when their sentences were being passed down. Torres was sentenced […]

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On Monday, a Georgia man and woman were sentenced to a total of 35 years in prison between the two of them after they terrorized a black child’s birthday party with Confederate flags and racially-charged threats. Jose Ismael Torres and Kayla Rae Norton were charged under a street gang terrorism law and both cried in […]

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On Wednesday, a Black Lives Matter activist was arrested after diving over a police barrier to grab a Confederate flag away from a protester.

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A Michigan police officer has been suspended after he was spotted in a pickup truck with the Confederate flag near a group protesting against Donald Trump.

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