How the Daughters of the Confederacy Spoiled Christmas

For several years, the town of Garner, North Carolina, has held a Christmas parade featuringalong with traditional marching bands, dance troupes and local politiciansfloats sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The same is true of the nearby town of Wake Forest, where for more than two decades, SCV and UDC members in antebellum hoop skirts have marched along the Christmas parade route while waving Confederate flags. That tradition was suddenly halted this year, after the activist group Move Silent Sam posted video and photos of the neo-Confederate groups in past parades, along with the question: Is the Town of Garner trying to send the message that racism is welcome in the community? …

Michael Jordan opens first of two health clinics for underprivileged in Charlotte

The NBA legend unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the Charlotte community An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community in Charlotte. The six-time NBA champion and owner of the Charlotte Hornets was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the $7m Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic. Tears streamed down Jordans cheeks as he said, This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years. Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) Michael Jordan teared up when …