News From Around the South 12/2 to 12/9 - NORTH CAROLINA: Town Cancels Christmas Parade for Fear of Confederate Flag Protesters In a tearful address to the public, the mayor of Wake Forest, North Carolina, said Wednesday night that the city was canceling its annual Christmas parade because of “outside agitators” who might protest a local Confederate group. In the video, Mayor Vivian Jones […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Southern Cuisine: Nashville Spot Features Crab Leg Bloody Marys - If there is one thing Southerners know how to do, it’s brunch. Unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas are ALWAYS on the menu, but what if you could have your brunch and cocktail all in one? This Nashville restaurant has insane Bloody Marys and they are something to rave about. Ludlow’s Gumbo Bar & Steak, previously The Flipside, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Fraud in Higher Education - This year’s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. They paid William Singer, a college-prep professional, more than $25 million […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
News From Around the South 11/25 to 12/2 - NORTH CAROLINA: Confederate Monument Removed From Downtown Pittsboro PITTSBORO, N.C. — The Confederate monument outside the Chatham County courthouse was taken down overnight, with crews removing the base early Wednesday. About 50 people who supported and opposed the monument gathered in downtown Pittsboro as the work began Tuesday night. The statue was taken off its base […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
Racism in University Culture - To hear some Syracuse University students and alumni of color tell it, the headline-grabbing events on campus over the past two weeks were a long time coming. They say while other colleges and universities across the country have experienced intermittent racial incidents and controversies, they occurred regularly at Syracuse. The problems were like a slow burn that […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...