News From Around the South 8/15 to 8/22

News From Around the South 8/15 to 8/22

TEXAS –Armed Confederate Flag-waving White Lives Matter Protesters Rally Outside Houston NAACP  HOUSTON — White Lives Matter staged a rally outside the NAACP’s Houston headquarters on Sunday, sparking controversy and counterprotests in a city where racial...
Lincoln’s Leadership Lessons

Lincoln’s Leadership Lessons

In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas: They wisely manage the present, anchoring in purpose and values. They selectively forget the past, letting go of old values, beliefs, and...
A Valentine of Investigative Journalism

A Valentine of Investigative Journalism

When the Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there’s no telling what student scandal they might uncover. In 2012, the Post devoted a 5,400-word, front-page article to breaking the news...
News From Around the South 8/9 to 8/15

News From Around the South 8/9 to 8/15

TEXAS: Houston School Board Approves Renaming of Schools, Slammed on Cost HOUSTON — The Houston school board has approved a $1.2 million budget for the renaming of eight schools named after Confederate loyalists. The move has gained backlash from taxpayers in...
Georgia Hate Groups Spike

Georgia Hate Groups Spike

In a recent fund-raising appeal, the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center said the organization is tracking an increasing number of hate groups around the nation, including a 40 percent spike in Georgia alone. According to the center, hate groups increased from...
North Carolina’s Secret Civil War

North Carolina’s Secret Civil War

More than 150 years ago, men fought and died in mostly small but still savage Civil War battles in North Carolina that ranged from the western mountains to the Outer Banks. Tourists have been more likely to visit Fort Fisher, the important coastal fort on Kure...