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American Stars 'n Bars: Lynyrd Skynyrd and the lure of the Confederate flag

By Steve Newton

The Rebel flag. The Southern Cross. Stars and Bars.

Whatever you call it, the battle flag of America’s former Confederate states has been getting a lot of attention lately—most of it in the wake of last June’s mass shooting of black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. 790 more words

American Made

Florida: Union County

Union County (pop. 15,535), west of Bradford County, is Florida’s smallest county.

It was not named for labor unions or for the North in the Civil War; it was named for the widespread agreement that a new county should be carved from the western part of Bradford County, in 1921. 110 more words

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Classic Southern Rock Evokes the "Feels" of Southern Hospitality & Life

Growing up Southern has different meanings and memories for anyone born in the very conservative, old-fashioned southern states. For this born and bred Atlanta head-banger, I was raised on classic and southern rock stations. 706 more words

Classic Rock

Free Bird

So this week I’ve taken it easy- about once a month or so (you’ll notice a pattern) I write about something other than a band. This helps me stay on track, regroup, and prevents me from getting too lost amongst all of the amazing projects I have lined up. 334 more words

Black Activists Unveil Policy Demands With Campaign Zero; Trump Rally Song Not So “Sweet” For Black Folks

NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way that elected officials represent our communities. 1,233 more words

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Black activists unveil policy demands with campaign zero; Trump rally song not so “sweet” for Black folks

NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way that elected officials represent our communities. 1,261 more words

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