Calls to remove Confederate markers return to Texas Capitol
Calls to remove Confederate markers return to Texas Capitol
Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed
19 August, 2017, 03:40
"If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker [Paul] Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately", Pelosi said. She called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to remove the statues.
In the wake of a far-right rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, communities and civic leaders across the USA are wrestling with the conundrum: what to do with Confederate statues and memorials?
President Trump on Twitter early Thursday morning decried the removal of "beautiful" statues and monuments that depict "history and culture".
Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond from Louisiana said he is only calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol, not statues of the founding fathers. Booker tweeted his intentions on Thursday, saying it was "just one step" and that there is "much work" left to be done.
The Capitol building's National Statuary Hall Collection features at least a dozen monuments that honor Confederate soldiers and politicians, according to records maintained by the Architect of the Capitol.
There are more than 700 Confederate statues in the United States according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, majority created in the 1910s and 1920s, decades after the Civil War ended.
"Whites controlled public space, so African Americans had no opportunity to memorialize or commemorate their role in history", said Gershenhorn. They wanted more time to go into detail to address the threat from white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups.
"These statues must be moved not just because of who they were in the past", he added, "but because of who we are now as a nation and who we must be to ensure an even better and brighter future".
Roughly half of those symbols - 718 of them as of previous year - are monuments and statues.
Florida lawmakers are in the process of replacing Confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith with a substitute that has not been chosen.
Inside you'll find North Carolina's Zebalon Vance, Alexander Hamilton-Stephens of Georgia and leader of the Confederacy Robert E. Lee. "After they get done removing statues to Confederate generals because, arguably, they fought to preserve the institution of slavery, they are going right after slave owners, including the founders - Jefferson, Madison, Washington - and when you undermine the founding fathers, you undermine the founding documents, namely the Constitution of the United States".
Those interested in purchasing glasses can stop by the shop at the planetarium between now and the day of the eclipse. Shows on eclipse day can be viewed at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. and is recommended for ages 10 and above.
But the DUP stopped the motion from passing by using an effective veto, known as a "petition of concern" to strike down the bill. Mr Justice O'Hara ruled on the two separate cases that were heard together due to the similarities of the arguments.
Akombe, who is a dual US and Kenya citizen, was not given any reason why she stopped from boarding her flight, said officials. However, he defiantly pledged to "remove" Kenyatta's government that he said stole votes from him in August 8 elections.
Governor Greg Abbott said the measure known as House Bill 214 would protect abortion opponents from subsidizing the procedure. School finance: Lawmakers approved about $560 million in extra funding for schools and retired teachers.
In China, he has met with his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui, chief of the People's Liberation Army's joint staff department. Chinese leaders still oppose blocking all trade with the impoverished North, which they argue might cause widespread hunger.
Actor Peter Dinklage has partnered with PETA to make a strong statement against the craze and subsequent surge at shelters . Dinklage , 48, who plays Tyrion Lannister on " Game of Thrones ", is a pet owner with his wife and daughter.
If there's a specific university or college you really want to go to, check out what other courses they're offering. If your firm offer has been confirmed - make sure you contact the college or university to confirm your place.
With 497,200 avg volume, 5 days are for SK Telecom Company Limited (NYSE:SKM)'s short sellers to cover SKM's short positions. Bancolombia SA (ADR) (CIB) is set to disclose earnings in the last three months at $0.94 a share on $1.08 billion sales.
Thirteen other people were also shot along with Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. of Ozamiz city in the anti-drug crackdown on 30 July. In the span of 24 hours, 32 lay dead, and 107 were arrested after Bulacan police conducted a "one-time big-time" drug operation.
Trump elevates Cyber Command, considers break from NSA
The decision by Trump signals a recognition of the increasing importance of cyberspace operations to the American military. Its new title will let CyberCom use computer networks for military purposes without having to get permission from the U.S.
Irish border haulage firms 'depend on free movement'
The government's bigger challenge would be maintaining the benefits of the Customs Union and the Single Market, Wright added. Without a functioning Executive at Stormont, it is clear who the British Government are taking their lead from on Brexit .
Balance apparent, but supply issues leave oil prices bruised
In the latest week to August 11 for which government data was available, Cushing inventories increased almost 700,000 barrels. Speculation that OPEC will fail to re-balance global oil markets with its supply quota plan continues to weigh on oil prices.
Percent Now Support Trump Impeachment
Democrats had a starkly different view - with 3 percent seeing unity, 70 percent seeing division and 24 percent seeing no effect. The poll was conducted August 14 through August 15, and a total of 1,125 Americans responded to the questions over the phone.
Shraddha Kapoor debuts in south opposite Prabhas
Producers (Vamsi and Pramod) of UV Creations confirmed the news saying, "Shraddha is absolutely the flawless choice for the role". There was much talk about the popular romantic pair Prabhas and Anushka Shetty coming together for the fifth time in Saaho .
Diego Costa hit with two-week fine on wages by Chelsea
But it is understood that Chelsea want Costa, as a player with two years remaining on his contract, to return to the club. Sky Sports pundit Terry Gibson said he believes Costa will be reunited with former team Atletico Madrid .
Blues order Costa to return
The striker is now in his native Brazil and has threatened to remain there rather than return to London , and then leave on a free transfer.
Uber settles federal probe over 'God View' spy software
Last June, a top Uber executive obtained the medical records of a woman who, in 2014, had been raped by an Uber driver in India . Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver's data.
Chinese Side Requests Flag Meeting After Ladakh Face-off
Meanwhile at least 52 trucks belonging to PLA parked on the road built by the Chinese army were spotted on the side of the lake. A day after a skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, both sides held a Border Personnel Meeting on Wednesday.
Guam chief glad Trump 'locked and loaded' for North Korea
Neither South Korea nor Japan , two potential North Korean targets in the region, have changed their emergency-readiness status. North Korea's leader ordered that the army should always be fire-ready should he make a decision for action, the report said.