Op-Ed

Rewriting Confederate History

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would […read more]

Op-Ed

Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist   The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.  “Nothing” says the […read more]

World

Japan Has a Flag Problem, too

Adam Taylor, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post) — As the debate about the use of the Confederate flag raged in the United States this week, many looked abroad for other symbol-based controversies. Germany, which had banned the swastika and other Nazi iconography after […read more]

National

The Robert E. Lee Problem

(New York Times) – The debate about the Charleston Bible study shooting has morphed into a debate about the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the Confederacy. This is not a trivial sideshow. Racism is not just a personal prejudice and an evolutionary byproduct. […read more]

Op-Ed

Remove Confederate Flag Now

By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. NNPA Columnist The savage act of racial terrorism at Emanuel A.M.E. Church – Mother Emanuel – in Charleston, S.C., has been met with extraordinary expressions of faith in that community. Last Thursday, the victims’ relatives offered the terrorist their forgiveness. […read more]

Politics

What This Cruel War Was Over

  (The Atlantic) – This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the flag” which did not reflect “the people in […read more]