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The Making of a Black Confederate Soldier

Recently the Norfolk County Grays Camp No. 1549, Sons of Confederate Veterans installed a military style marker to honor William Mack Lee, who they claim was Robert E. Lee’s “cook and body servant” during the war.” In addition to the headstone, a Cross of Honor reaffirms the belief among the organizers of the event that […]

Cheoy Lee Joins the Robert Allan Ltd. ‘Century Club’

On April 26, 2016, China’s Cheoy Lee Shipyards launched its 100th vessel built to a Robert Allan Ltd. design, becoming the second shipyard worldwide to do so,

‘Trainspotting’ Sequel Begins Production

Director Danny Boyle reunites original cast members such as Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle.

Jennifer Lawrence Honored Robert De Niro At The GLAAD Media Awards The Only Way She Knows How

When Jennifer Lawrence took the stage at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday night, even Mariah Carey looked excited. Mind you, the audience had already witnessed Lee Daniels pay tribute to Carey's work as...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Shame it’s not 1998, when Money Monster might have looked relevant

“I haven’t eaten dinner alone since the ’90s,” says TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney), as a means of chiding his no-nonsense, no-dining-companion producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) early in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. Despite...Show More Summary

We want Robert E. Lee’s name off our school — and in return, we were greeted with hateful Internet trolling

I'm among parents who wanted our school to have a more inclusive name. Our critics suggested Adam Lanza and Hitler

Robert Downey Jr. & Chris Evans Ask Stan Lee What Side He’s On

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

We are just days away from seeing Team Iron Man face off against Team Captain America in Marvel’s newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. The stakes are high for both sides as a Superhero Registration Act threatens to tear the Avengers apart. Team Iron Man believes that registering their identities with the government will help […]

Austin School Board Asks for Name Suggestions, Gets ‘Schoolie McSchoolface’

Too funny! After a school board in Austin, Texas voted to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, the district sought community input for the new name, KXAN reported. The top nomination: Donald J. Trump Elementary (45 nominations). Other...Show More Summary

Texan Input On Renaming ‘Robert E. Lee’ School Goes About As Well As You’d Expect

So the Austin Independent School Board decided, after getting feedback from parents and the community at large, to change the name of “Robert E. Lee Elementary School,” because as you may have noticed, not everybody in the world thinks the Confederate general is a hero, and maybe it would be nice to reflect the opinions

Texans vote to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary after Donald Trump, Hitler and Adam Lanza

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The school board in Austin, Texas voted in late March to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, but when asked to submit suggestions for a new name, local voters suggested they school be renamed Donald J. Trump Elementary. KXAN.com reported Monday that the Austin Independent School...

After School Drops ‘Robert E. Lee’ Nickname, Voters Pick ‘Donald J. Trump’ Instead

4 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

After an Austin school district voted to rename an elementary school named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee, voters rebelled against the project by voting for figures like Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler to retain the honor inste...

Donald Trump, Hitler among suggested new names for Texas school

4 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Texans offered Trump and Hitler as name replacements for the controversial Robert E. Lee Elementary.

Trump, Hitler, James Earl Ray Nominated For New Elementary School Name

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The Austin school district decided last month to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, and opened the nominating process up to the public. In the end, 228 names were suggested; Donald Trump got the most nods, with 45. (“Robert E. Lee” came in second.) Here are some other noteworthy nominees from the document released by the school district: Read more...

Potential New Names for an Elementary School

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo via Jenny Pancakes) Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Austin, Texas is named after the famous Confederate general with that name. As the Confederate States of America was founded for the explicit purpose of preserving slavery, many people think that it is inappropriate to keep Lee Elementary's name. Show More Summary

Robert E. Lee Elementary is changing its name. Unwisely, they let the Internet propose new ones.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

In Texas, the Austin Independent School District has decided to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary, and while that decision was itself controversial, that's not what this story is about. This is about the fact that, for reasons unbeknownst to all, they asked the public to chime in online with suggestions. Show More Summary

Abe Lincoln And Robert E. Lee Make Out To Protest Anti-LGBT Laws

last monthLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Stephen Colbert delivered his opinion on North Carolina's new anti-LGBT legislation during his opening monologue on last night's Late Show.

Stephen Colbert hopes Abe Lincoln and Robert E. Lee hooking up can unite the country

North Carolina continues to face backlash over a controversial law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory that curbs LGBT rights in the state. And while entertainers and major companies are protesting through boycotting operations, Late Show host...Show More Summary

Colbert delivers a special message to North Carolina as Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln make out

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Over the last several weeks, existing businesses, potential job creators, acrobats, former Beatles, porn sites and performers have taken their leave from the state of North Carolina — which passed anti-transgender legislation, or the so-called “bathroom bill.” The latest in a long line...

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 12

Two-for-Tuesday day! For today’s prompt, take on one (or both) of the following prompts: Write a serious poem. Or… Write a silly poem. Publish Your Poetry! The 2016 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the Civil War: April 9, 1865: Surrender at Appomattox, 1865

: [Surrender at Appomattox, 1865](http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/appomatx.htm): >With his army surrounded, his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realized there was little choice but to consider the surrender of his Army to General Grant. Show More Summary

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