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Bill would remove Confederate flag from Alabama Coat of Arms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker aims to remove a Confederate flag from Alabama’s Coat of Arms. State Rep. Laura Hall has pre-filed three bills aimed at eliminating symbols and language associated with the Confederacy. They’ll be part of Alabama’s legislative session that’s set to start Feb. 2. Along with the Confederate flag, Alabama’s coat of arms features a…

FBI: No Charges Planned in Noose Incident at Talladega Superspeedway

The noose found hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, according to investigators. Federal authorities say no charges are planned. Wallace, a native of Mobile, is the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. He successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its…

SEC may not hold Championship Events in Mississippi Until Flag Change

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi unless the state changes its Confederate-based flag. “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi,” Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement Thursday. “Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are…

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag from Events and Properties

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties. NASCAR says the Confederate flag “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.” Former chairman Brian France in 2015 tried to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, a proposal too broad to enforce and…