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    In late June, a video of Louisiana resident Gary Chambers calling out East Baton Rouge School Board member Connie Bernard for allegedly shopping online during a meeting went viral. In the video from a June 18 public meeting, Chambers told Bernard: “You sit your arrogant self in here and sit on there shopping while the pain and the hurt of this community are on display. You should walk out of here and resign and never come back because you are the example of racism in this...
    In late June, a video of Louisiana resident Gary Chambers calling out East Baton Rouge School Board member Connie Bernard for allegedly shopping online during a meeting went viral. In the video from a June 18 public meeting, Chambers told Bernard: “You sit your arrogant self in here and sit on there shopping while the pain and the hurt of this community are on display. You should walk out of here and resign and never come back because you are the example of racism in this...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy. The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously this week to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. In a letter to the city manager last month, Mayor Kate Gallego and Councilwoman Thelda Williams wrote squaw is a “demeaning and degrading word.” Meanwhile, Lee represents...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy. The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously this week to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. In a letter to the city manager last month, Mayor Kate Gallego and Councilwoman Thelda Williams wrote squaw is a “demeaning and degrading word.” Meanwhile, Lee represents...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy. The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously this week to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. In a letter to the city manager last month, Mayor Kate Gallego and Councilwoman Thelda Williams wrote squaw is a “demeaning and degrading word. Meanwhile, Lee represents historical...
    The Virginia judge who temporarily blocked Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from removing a large statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Monument Avenue traffic circle in downtown Richmond, Va., has recused himself from the case.  Court records obtained by the Washington Post show Judge Bradley B. Cavedo withdrew from the case.  The judge temporarily blocked Northams order after a lawsuit was filed over the decision. The lawsuit was filed by William C. Gregor, who claims to be a descendant of...
    Items located in a time capsule discovered in a corner stone of the base of a confederate monument in North Carolina has got everyone talking. After Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of the Confederate Soldiers Monument, that has stood on the grounds of the state capitol for 125 years, workers discovered the rusty metal box, per The News [and] Observer of Raleigh in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Biden Supports Removing Confederate Statues, Wants To Keep Washington And Jefferson)...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond’s iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism. The giant concrete pedestal of the statue is now covered by colorful graffiti, with many of the...
    By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmonds iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism. The giant concrete pedestal of the statue is now covered by colorful...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond’s iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism. The giant concrete pedestal of the statue is now covered by colorful graffiti, with many...
    A DESCENDANT of Robert E Lee says Confederate monuments must come down if the United States wants peace and equality. Reverend Robert Lee IV, the great-great-great-nephew of Lee, told ABC News that removing monuments and memorials to the Confederacy is a “no brainer.” 7 Reverend Robert Lee IV, the great-great-great-nephew of Lee, says if the US wants equality, Confederate symbols must be taken downCredit: ABC Lee was the general of the Confederate Army who fought to protect slavery as an...
    A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee says it’s a “no brainer” to remove Confederate symbols — even ones that honor his ancestor. Rev. Robert Lee IV, who is the fourth great-nephew of the general, said that he grew up with the Confederate flag in his bedroom, but now believes the symbol has come to represent “white supremacy and racism,” ABC News reported. “I celebrated the fact that I was related to the man who was the standard-bearer...
    A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee says it’s a “no brainer” to remove Confederate symbols — even ones that honor his ancestor. Rev. Robert Lee IV, who is the fourth great-nephew of the general, said that he grew up with the Confederate flag in his bedroom, but now believes the symbol has come to represent “white supremacy and racism,” ABC News reported. “I celebrated the fact that I was related to the man who was the standard-bearer for...
    U.S. President Donald Trump says he will veto an annual bill appropriating money for the Defense Department if the measure includes a requirement for renaming U.S. military installations that honor the Confederate States of America.  His latest rejection of the move came in a late Tuesday tweet in which he repeated his frequent slur against Senator Elizabeth Warren.  “I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other...
    100 Professors at Washington & Lee University are calling for the removal of General Robert E. Lee’s from the university’s name. In 1870 the university’s name was changed from Washington University after Lee assumed the role of university president. According to a report by Campus Reform, faculty members at Washington & Lee University are calling for a change to the university’s name. The report claims that more than 100 professors at the university have called on administrators to erase the...
    FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A vandal or vandals over the weekend spray-painted a marker honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the southwest Ohio city of Franklin. WHIO-TV reports they also wrote “no racist monuments” on the road in front of the marker, which was moved from alongside a public highway in the aftermath of the deadly 2017 violence over Confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is now on private property at a Fraternal Order of the Eagles chapter. Franklin...
    Police arrested six people, including a minor, following a night of clashes with protestors at a Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia’s capital Friday. The six — five white adults and a black, male juvenile — are all facing charges, Richmond police said Saturday in a news release. All live in Richmond. The minor is f acing a felony charge of assault on a police officer with a paintball gun, as well as charges of obstruction of justice and...
    Police arrested six people, including a minor, following a night of clashes with protestors at a Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia’s capital Friday. The six — five white adults and a black, male juvenile — are all facing charges, Richmond police said Saturday in a news release. All live in Richmond. The minor is facing a felony charge of assault on a police officer with a paintball gun, as well as charges of obstruction of justice and unlawful assembly...
    (CNN)Police arrested six people Friday night at a protest near the Robert E. Lee monument in Virginias capital, after some people fired paintballs and threw things at officers trying to disperse the gathering, authorities said.The protest, a mile from downtown Richmond, was the latest in a string of daily gatherings near the monument, where people have been demonstrating against police brutality and racial injustice, CNN affiliate WTVR reported.The presence of the Confederate generals statue also has been a source of...
    SEVERAL people were injured on Friday night at the Robert E Lee monument in Virginia, where cops and protesters clashed over the Confederate memorial. Richmond Police released videos and a statement saying protesters had unlawfully gathered at the monument of the general, which city officials said they planned to take down. 5 Another night of clashes between police and protesters unfolded in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday nightCredit: Twitter According to police, roughly 75 to 100 protesters had gathered just before...
    A star cross country runner said she will no longer wear a jersey bearing her high school’s name — Robert E. Lee — and is pushing for a renaming of the 62-year-old campus, according to reports. Trude Lamb, 16, an incoming sophomore at the school who was adopted from Ghana back in 2014, wore the school’s jersey, emblazoned with “Tyler Lee,” throughout her freshman year — but has had enough, CNN reported. Tyler stands for the Tyler Independent School District,...
    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A school board in Virginia has agreed to rename a high school that honors a Confederate general. The Fairfax County School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield during its meeting Tuesday night, news outlets reported. Fairfax County Superintendent Scott Braband proposed possible alternative names for the school, including John Lewis, Barack Obama, Mildred Loving, Cesar Chavez, Legacy and Central Springfield. Community members can propose other names during...
    LOS ANGELES  — Two national parks in California are removing all mention of Robert E. Lee from informational material even though several majestic sequoias are named for the Confederate general. Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks are removing references to Lee from exhibits, printed and online material as protests against racism and police brutality have led, in some places, to the removal or pulling down of monuments to historical figures linked to slavery or colonialism. Protest have been spurred nationwide over...
    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A school board in Virginia has agreed rename a high school that honors a Confederate general. The Fairfax County School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield during its meeting Tuesday night, news outlets reported. Fairfax County Superintendent Scott Braband proposed possible alternative names for the school, including John Lewis, Barack Obama, Mildred Loving, Cesar Chavez, Legacy and Central Springfield. Community members can propose other names during a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two national parks in California are removing all mention of Robert E. Lee from informational material even though several majestic sequoias are named for the Confederate general. Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks are removing references to Lee from exhibits, printed and online material as protests against racism and police brutality have led, in some places, to the removal or pulling down of monuments to historical figures linked to slavery or colonialism. Protest have been spurred nationwide...