In a Tuesday interview, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that, two years after the state removed the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse, there are still monuments “on our Statehouse grounds that I find wholly offensive.” “There are a few of them, actually, have to do with the Civil…
Following the June 12 shooting that left 49 people dead (and many more injured) at Pulse, a landmark gay club in Orlando, Florida, the city has reached a deal to purchase the space for $2.25 million and turn it into a memorial.
Harvard has installed a plaque honoring four slaves who worked in the households of two university presidents in the 1700s and, more broadly, recognizing the school’s history with slavery.
Crossfit at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The gift shop at the 9/11 museum. Misting showers at Auschwitz. Inappropriate and thoughtless choices are being made everywhere you look, and so-called sacred spaces are no exception. So tell us, what’s the most sacrilegious thing you’ve ever witnessed?…
A tree planted in memory of the late George Harrison is being replanted because beetles are slowly destroying it.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05: People gather to pay their respects during the Candlelight Vigil For Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Labyrinth Theater Company on February 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)