Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk
Op-Ed

OP-ED: District Attorney Glenn Funk on Current Behavior Rather Than Ancient History

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — There’s a long, ugly history of white fraternities and yearbook staffs at various universities participating in racist behavior. […read more]

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National

Symbols are Important to Black America

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of protesters in Oklahoma City greeted President Barack Obama with Confederate flags. The following weekend, Ku Klux Klan members in Charleston, Read More

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