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Bree Newsome SPEAKS On Her Confederate Flag Takedown: "Now Is The Time For True Courage"

Brittany ‘Bree’ Newsome made headlines last week after removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol.

Now, the activist is speaking out about her decision to climb the pole and remove the controversial symbol in a lengthy statement to the Blue Nation Review. 1,329 more words

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Podcast Season 1 - Episode 7 - Part 3

Frank & JJ discuss the Confederate Flag debate, correcting America’s racist past, and parenting mixed race children.

https://duckduckgrayduck.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/ddgd-ep-7-pt3.mp3

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#Livesmatter

I am undone.  In between the whisps of appliance failure and heartbreak, something happened in my front yard, almost.  And I just don’t know what to think or feel about it all. 927 more words

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BREAKING NEWS: Another Black Church Burns In South Carolina…Was It Arson?

A fire erupted at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina on Tuesday, about 55 miles from Charleston.

So far, authorities have not pinpointed the cause of the laze, but it was burned by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995. 147 more words

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DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM SERGI'S IN POTSDAM, NY!!

This past weekend was full of celebrations here in the great ‘ol US of A; mainly because of the SCOTUS rulings on Marriage Equality, Fair Housing and Affordable Health Care. 1,414 more words

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Cameron Turner: More white folks need to listen to us

*It is wonderful that so many white conservatives are calling for South Carolina to take down the Confederate flag from state government property.  But, it’s shameful that it took the slaughter of nine black Americans by a soulless white supremacist during a church Bible study to force widespread white support for removing the Stars and Bars. 755 more words

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Break Time's Over

So Pride was nice. It was fun. It was jubilant. OK, not all of it. A~ wrote about the extremely unpleasant family who sat in front of us and tried to own space like she and I don’t do that for a living. 578 more words

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