Hank Aaron’s Name Will Replace a Confederate General’s on an Atlanta School

Forrest Hill Academy, named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will become Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy.

#aaron-hank, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #black-people, #education-k-12, #forrest-nathan-bedford, #names-geographical, #names-organizational

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San Francisco Schools Will Keep Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Names

The school board rescinded its January decision to rename 44 schools that honor historical figures such as Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington after an outcry from parents and the mayor.

#breed-london, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-abraham-high-school, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Daniel Snyder to Buy Out Other Owners of Washington NFL Team

The league is expected to approve a measure that will allow Daniel Snyder to buy total control of the team.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #football, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #rothman-robert-1953, #schar-dwight-c, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-dc, #washington-redskins, #wilkinson-beth-a

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Cleveland Spiders? A Fan in Washington Seeks a Trademark.

Arlen Love applied for the Cleveland Spiders trademark. The Cleveland sports fan insists it is about love, not profit potential.

#baseball, #cleveland-indians, #cleveland-spiders, #love-arlen, #names-organizational, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Chief of Cherokee Nation Asks Jeep to Stop Using Tribe’s Name

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.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #automobiles, #cherokee-indians, #discrimination, #hoskin-chuck-jr, #jeep-division-of-fiat-chrysler, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #stellantis-nv, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Over 160 Confederate Symbols Were Removed in 2020, Group Says

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.

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San Francisco Pauses School Renamings to Focus on Returning Students to Classrooms

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.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #jefferson-thomas, #lincoln-abraham, #lincoln-abraham-high-school, #lopez-gabriela, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif, #slavery-historical, #washington-george-1732-99

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Aunt Jemima Has a New Name After 131 Years: The Pearl Milling Company

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.

#advertising-and-marketing, #aunt-jemima-milling-co, #black-people, #containers-and-packaging, #discrimination, #names-organizational, #pearl-milling-company, #pepsico-inc, #quaker-oats-co, #race-and-ethnicity

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San Francisco School Name Debate Pits Liberals

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.

#breed-london, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #names-organizational, #san-francisco-calif

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San Francisco Scraps 44 School Names, Citing Reckoning With Racism

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.

#california, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #feinstein-dianne, #lincoln-abraham, #names-organizational, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #washington-george-1732-99

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For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope

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.

#education, #indigenous-people, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

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Spiders? Cleveland Baseball Team Is In Search of a New Name

As fans speculate what name Cleveland will choose to replace “Indians,” the team’s past presents some fairly odd options.

#baseball, #basketball, #cleveland-indians, #cleveland-spiders, #discrimination, #football, #lajoie-napoleon, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity

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Artists Ask MoMA to Remove Philip Johnson’s Name, Citing Racist Views

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.

#architecture, #discrimination, #harvard-university, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #johnson-philip, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #names-organizational, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity

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Princeton Dropping Woodrow Wilson and Renaming a College After Black Alumna

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.

#ariel-investments-llc, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #hobson-mellody, #names-organizational, #philanthropy, #princeton-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #wilson-college, #wilson-woodrow

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Signs That Define a Building, and Sometimes a City

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.

#advertising-and-marketing, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #names-organizational, #nasdaq-stock-market, #outdoor-advertising, #signs-and-signage

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Private Infighting Roils Owners of Washington N.F.L. Team

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.

#blair-mary-ellen, #coaches-and-managers, #dwight-schar, #fedex-corporation, #football, #media-entertainment-arts-worldwide, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #rivera-ron, #sexual-harassment, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-redskins, #wright-jason-1982

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David Pecker Out as Chief of National Enquirer Publisher

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.

#american-media-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #chatham-asset-management, #names-organizational, #national-enquirer, #pecker-david-j

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Why One Team Named the Indians Won’t Be Changing Its Name

A minor league team in Spokane, Wash., has steadfastly stood by its nickname with the support of the local Native American community.

#baseball, #cleveland-indians, #harjo-suzan-shown, #major-league-baseball, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #spokane-wash, #uniforms, #washington-football-team

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Robert E. Lee High in Virginia Will Be Renamed for John Lewis, District Says

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.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #education-k-12, #lee-robert-e, #lewis-john-r, #names-organizational, #virginia

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Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics

The group will remove the reproductive-rights pioneer’s name from a Manhattan clinic as it reconsiders her views.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #du-bois-w-e-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #immigration-and-emigration, #mcquade-laura, #names-organizational, #new-york-city, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #planned-parenthood-of-greater-new-york, #race-and-ethnicity, #sanger-margaret, #sterilization-reproductive, #wilson-woodrow, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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A Stadium at Iowa State Says His Name: Jack Trice

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.

#black-people, #football, #football-college, #iowa-state-university, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #sports-injuries, #trice-jack-1902-23

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A Team by Any Other Name Is Fine, It Turns Out

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.

#football, #logos, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #washington-redskins, #wolff-matthew-1999

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University of Texas Won’t Drop Song With Racist History

“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.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #confederate-states-of-america, #discrimination, #jamail-joe-1925-2015, #lee-robert-e, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-eyes-of-texas-song, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #whittier-julius

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Washington Name Change Was ‘a Long Time Coming’

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.

#fedex-corporation, #football, #harjo-suzan-shown, #logos, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

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Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

#fedex-corporation, #football, #marshall-george-preston, #mascots, #names-organizational, #nike-inc, #pepsico-inc, #snyder-daniel-m, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc, #washington-redskins

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Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.

#black-people, #brown-john-1800-59, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #gates-robert-m, #ku-klux-klan, #lee-robert-e, #lincoln-abraham, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #pickett-george-e, #race-and-ethnicity, #sherman-william-tecumseh, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

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.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #gulf-coast-us, #mississippi, #names-organizational, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #pomerantz-william-1980, #segregation-and-desegregation, #senate, #stennis-john-c, #virgin-orbit

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Milley Calls for ‘Hard Look’ at Renaming Bases Honoring Confederates

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.”

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #defense-department, #house-of-representatives, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #military-bases-and-installations, #milley-mark-a, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cleveland Indians Say They Will ‘Determine Best Path Forward’ on Name

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.

#baseball, #cleveland-indians, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #major-league-baseball, #names-organizational, #native-americans

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Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?

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.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #football, #goodell-roger, #mascots, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

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FedEx Joins Push for Washington Redskins to Be Renamed

The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bowser-muriel-e, #fedex-corporation, #football, #franchises, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #marshall-george-preston, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #smith-frederick-w, #snyder-daniel-m, #united-states, #washington-dc, #washington-redskins

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Princeton Dropping Wilson’s Name From School Over His “Racist Thinking”

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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #names-organizational, #new-jersey, #princeton-university, #wilson-woodrow

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Dr. Robert Gallo: The Case for a Stopgap Vaccine

The noted virologist says a polio vaccine may be an ideal solution until we find a Covid-specific vaccine. Also: Brand names in need of rebranding.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #names-organizational, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-redskins

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The Dixie Chicks Change Their Name, Dropping the ‘Dixie’

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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chicks-the-music-group, #country-music, #dixie-chicks-music-group, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #names-organizational

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Monmouth University to Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From Building

“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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #monmouth-university, #names-organizational, #segregation-and-desegregation, #west-long-branch-n-j, #wilson-woodrow

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Lady Antebellum, Hit Country Trio, Changes Its Name in Wake of Protests

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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #country-music, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lady-a-music-group, #lady-antebellum, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity

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Zoom, Xoom, Züm: Why Does Every Start-Up Sound Fast Now?

An investigation into Zoomd, Zoomi, Zoomy and Zoomies. Also, Zoomin. And Zoomvy and Zoomly. And …

#advertising-and-marketing, #fast-company, #names-organizational, #start-ups, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #venture-capital, #zoom-video-communications

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