After years of pressure, and amid a growing trend away from names that reference Indigenous people, the team will drop its “Indians” mascot, which it used for more than 100 years.
Despite a push last year to strip the name of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee from the Virginia school, its board of trustees voted 22-6 on Friday in favor of keeping its current name.
The actress and alumna Phylicia Rashad will serve as dean, and Robert A. Iger, the Walt Disney Company’s executive chairman, will lead fund-raising efforts to build a new facility.
Forrest Hill Academy, named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will become Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy.
The school board rescinded its January decision to rename 44 schools that honor historical figures such as Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington after an outcry from parents and the mayor.
The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.
Arlen Love applied for the Cleveland Spiders trademark. The Cleveland sports fan insists it is about love, not profit potential.
The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center said more “symbols of hate” were removed from public property last year after the death of George Floyd than in the previous four years combined.
A plan to rename schools that honored people like Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson was put on hold after criticism of the plan and, particularly, its timing amid the pandemic.
Quaker Oats announced it would drop the name Aunt Jemima last summer after the killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests over racial inequality.
Incredulous parents and the mayor criticized the school board’s decision to change the names of 44 schools that honor historical figures like Jefferson, Lincoln and Paul Revere.
The school board said the move would shed homages to figures including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Dianne Feinstein. But critics — including the mayor — said the matter was ill-timed amid the pandemic.
Leaders in the movement to rid sports of such nicknames and the logos that accompany them saw a domino effect building in public schools after two major professional teams made changes. But there are staunch holdouts.
As fans speculate what name Cleveland will choose to replace “Indians,” the team’s past presents some fairly odd options.
A group of more than 30 artists and academics have signed a letter asking institutions like the Museum of Modern Art to excise the influential architect’s name from their spaces.
It will be named after Mellody Hobson and built where a college once bore Woodrow Wilson’s name. Princeton in June said the former president was a racist who segregated the Civil Service.
Building signs have grown into a $37.5 billion industry. Some have become so iconic they are permanent parts of the landscape, often standing in for their hometowns.
The team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, wanted to overhaul it this season, but, as court filings show, that task has been complicated by fractions between him and the franchise’s other shareholders.
As the longtime media executive moves to an adviser role at American Media, the publisher of The National Enquirer has been renamed A360Media in a merger with a logistics company.
A minor league team in Spokane, Wash., has steadfastly stood by its nickname with the support of the local Native American community.
Mr. Lewis, the civil rights giant who died last week, beat out a list that included Barack Obama and Cesar Chavez to have the high school, in Fairfax County, named after him.
The group will remove the reproductive-rights pioneer’s name from a Manhattan clinic as it reconsiders her views.
Iowa State is the only major college football team to have named its stadium after a Black man, a player named Jack Trice who died from injuries sustained in a game in 1923 and whose story resonates amid today’s social justice movement.
The Washington N.F.L. franchise is picking a new name. As other pro franchises have learned, the process of rebranding can be as unique as the result.
“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, will remain a campus anthem at the University of Texas at Austin, the school announced on Monday.
The Washington N.F.L. team has long been a target of protests but now that its owner has budged, activists are pushing for other teams to follow suit.
The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.
The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.
The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s public schools.
Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a House hearing that “there is no place in our armed forces for manifestations, or symbols of racism, bias or discrimination.”
The announcement came hours after the Washington Redskins of the N.F.L. made a similar statement. Both teams have been the subject of protests and criticism from Native Americans and others.
The move toward changing a mascot name after decades of complaints underscores how America’s most popular sport has scrambled to keep up with shifts in public opinion.
The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.
University trustees concluded that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college,” Princeton’s president said on Saturday.
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The platinum-selling country trio will be known as the Chicks, the latest example of sweeping cultural changes brought on by nationwide protests spotlighting racial inequality.
“Wilson was a controversial politician, and I think it has heightened awareness in 2020 about some of his racist policies,” said the president of the university, which is in New Jersey.
The band, now known as Lady A, wrote in a letter to fans that its eyes had been “opened wide” to the injustices black people face.
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