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African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup

In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup

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The Confederate Flag, the Washington Football Team, and the Owners Who Love Them

I t may be literally the least they could do, but it’s a victory for human decency that the Confederate flag will no longer be available at Walmart, Amazon, Sears, and eBay. Even though it is heartbreaking that it took the murder of nine people to get ghouls like Nikki Haley and Lindsay Graham as well as their corporate masters to see it as a public-relations liability, it also raises a question. If the Confederate flag is too toxic to sell, then how can Amazon and Walmart continue to peddle the merchandise of a Washington football team that bears the name of a racial slur?

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Steve Spurrier Was Right: We Need to Get Rid of ‘that Dang, Damn Confederate Flag’

It is a rare day when we wonder what NCAA coaches are saying about racial justice and social change. But this is a moment to pay close attention. The Charleston Massacre at Mother Emanuel Church, an act of white supremacist terrorism—no matter what the FBI believes—has publicly revived the demand that the Confederate flag come down from the Columbia Capitol grounds.

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Charleston’s ‘Mother Emanuel Church’ Has Stared Down Racist Violence for 200 Years

The more you read about Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, otherwise known as “Mother Emanuel,” the more awe you feel for its historic resilience amidst white-supremacist terror.

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