Tag: regions of the united states

Herschel Walker and His Wife Live in Texas. Why Did She Vote in Georgia’s 2020 Election?

Well, Walker may have to put his devotion to election integrity to the test with his own wife, Julie Blanchard, who voted in Georgia’s 2020 election—from Westlake, Texas, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Blanchard used her Atlanta address to return an absentee ballot that she mailed from their Texas residence in October. When contacted by […]

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Virginia State University Renames Buildings After 4 Black Women Integral to Its History

Virginia State University Renames Buildings After 4 Black Women Integral to Its History G/O Media may get a commission More from the Times-Dispatch: When VSU decided it wanted its new names to recognize Black women, it quickly found four worth honoring. “It wasn’t hard, and we didn’t have to look far to find women who […]

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Politicians, Lawyers and Military Officials Found to Be Members of Neo-Confederate Groups. In Other News, Water Is Still Wet

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) One thing that has become incredibly apparent in recent years is that a certain portion of the population seems to be sincerely shocked to find out that white supremacists have decent paying jobs. Considering that we just had a white nationalist president only two seconds ago, it shouldn’t come as […]

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Whitehouse, Indeed: Rhode Island Senator Can’t Explain Why He Still Belongs to an All-White Private Beach Club

Photo: TOM WILLIAMS (Getty Images) White people love to join clubs. It’s kind of their thing. Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse went full “hubbda-a-hubbda” when asked why he belonged to an all-white private beach club for decades when he’s supposed to be an ally against “systemic racism.” Advertisement Whitehouse, a Democrat, was confronted by a […]

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Students Help the School From Remember the Titans Forget Its Racist Namesake

Denzel Washington Stars In “Remember The Titans.” (Photo By Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images) Everyone remembers the Titans, but soon, we’ll have one less reason to remember T.C. Williams–the namesake of the Alexandria, Va. school where the football team immortalized by the Denzel Washington-led film calls home. Advertisement NBC 4 reports that members of […]

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KK-Karen Vandalizes Statue of Only Black Person to Travel With Lewis and Clark

Screenshot: KGW News/ YouTube There are some white people in this world who just wake up every morning and choose saltiness over every other flavor on the flavor spectrum. Like, I’m honestly starting to think they don’t cook with spices because they’re already so full of salt that they’re afraid they might spontaneously combust if […]

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Students Build Websites to Commemorate Black Wall Street Businesses That Were Destroyed During the Tulsa Race Massacre

Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) This week marks 100 years since a white mob inflicted an unthinkable level of racial violence in Tulsa, Okla. From May 31 through June 1, 1921, the Tulsa Race Massacre took the lives of at least 300 of Black people. In addition to the lives lost, hundreds of Black-owned businesses […]

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Tulsa Race Massacre Commemoration Event Cancelled Because Reparations Demand for Survivors Was Too High

Tulsa race massacre survivors Viola Fletcher, left, and Lessie Benningfield Randle, right, listen during a rally marking centennial commemorations of a two-day assault by armed white men on Tulsa’s prosperous Black community of Greenwood, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. Photo: Sue Ogrocki (AP) For Black America, the demand for reparations is always an […]

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Tulsa Race Massacre Commemoration Event Canceled Because Reparations Demand for Survivors Was Too High

Tulsa race massacre survivors Viola Fletcher, left, and Lessie Benningfield Randle, right, listen during a rally marking centennial commemorations of a two-day assault by armed white men on Tulsa’s prosperous Black community of Greenwood, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. Photo: Sue Ogrocki (AP) For Black America, the demand for reparations is always an […]

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Trymaine Lee’s Into America Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre With ‘Blood on Black Wall Street’

Image: MSNBC Each week, Into America, hosted by MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee, examines what it means to be Black in America—as told by the people who have the most at stake. Advertisement This podcast, which celebrated 100 episodes earlier this year, has featured a myriad of stories that address the countless manifestations of racial inequality, […]

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Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre: Directors Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams Reflect on 100 Years of Racist Terrorism

Marco Williams and Stanley Nelson, directors of Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre.Photo: Courtesy of The History Channel This year, it’ll be 100 years since the extremely grotesque act of domestic terrorism known as the Tulsa Race Massacre, which occurred on May 31 and June 1, 1921. Advertisement Presented by the History Channel, Tulsa Burning: […]

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Exclusive Trailer: PBS POV Documentary The Neutral Ground Explores the Power a Losing Confederate Has in the U.S.

Director CJ Hunt in PBS POV documentary The Neutral Ground (2021)Photo: Courtesy of PBS POV Here at The Root, we’ve provided exhaustive coverage on the ongoing fight in connection with the removal of Confederate monuments across the nation. The pushback against this glorification of inherently racist symbols has finally gotten some real results within the […]

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Family of Jamal Sutherland, Schizophrenic Black Man Who Died in South Carolina Jail, to Receive $10 Million Settlement

Protestors raise their fists, calling for justice for Jamal Sutherland at Marion Square on May 17, 2021, in Charleston, South Carolina. Sutherland, a black man suffering from mental illness, died after Charleston County deputies shocked him with a stun gun when removing him from a jail cell. Activists want charges brought against the deputies. Photo: […]

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