Stonewall Jackson’s Name Fell Fast, and a Fury Quickly Followed

Removing the names of Confederate generals from schools in Shenandoah County, Va., was a response to racial justice protests. The community has been fighting about it ever since.

#education-k-12, #jackson-stonewall, #names-organizational, #school-boards, #shenandoah-county-va, #virginia

The Unapologetic Heirs of Nazi Fortunes

In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.

#automobiles, #daimler-benz-ag, #forced-labor, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #mercedes-benz, #names-organizational, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #philanthropy, #piech-automotive, #volkswagen-ag, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

House G.O.P. Kills Bid to Honor Pioneering Black Judge

A right-wing congressman persuaded fellow Republicans to abruptly turn against a routine measure to name a federal courthouse in Florida for a Black State Supreme Court justice.

#black-people, #clyde-andrew-1963, #florida, #hatchett-joseph-w, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #names-organizational, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #supreme-courts-state, #united-states-politics-and-government

That Russian Business You’re Boycotting Isn’t Actually Russian

The consumer activism that makes a vodka C.E.O. say: ‘Do you know we’re Latvian?’

#boycotts, #consumer-behavior, #latvia, #names-organizational, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-tea-room, #stolichnaya, #ukraine, #vodka

Out With the Facebookers. In With the Metamates.

Now that Facebook has renamed itself Meta, that’s what employees will be known as, the company said.

#facebook-inc, #hofstadter-douglas-r, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #names-organizational, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

An Alabama Building Honors a Klan Leader. Officials Are Adding a Black Student’s Name.

The decision to rename the building drew a backlash from some at the University of Alabama who called it a “cowardly compromise.”

#alabama, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #foster-autherine-lucy, #ku-klux-klan, #names-organizational, #tuscaloosa-ala, #university-of-alabama

Facing a Ban, a School District Fights to Keep ‘Indian’ Nickname

Residents in a divided predominantly white town in upstate New York are fighting a state ruling to remove the Native American mascot.

#cambridge-ny, #logos, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #school-boards

Washington Football Team Plans Name Unveil Even as Bad News Mounts

Two days after fans at the team’s stadium fell when a railing collapsed, the team announced a Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — launch date for its long-awaited rebranding.

#football, #hurts-jalen-1998, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #philadelphia-eagles, #rivera-ron, #snyder-daniel-m, #taylor-sean, #washington-football-team, #wright-jason-1982

Omicron, Delta and the Institutions That Share Their Names

Institutions who share the Greek names of Covid-19’s “variants of concern” have been getting a bit more attention lately. A few have even leaned into the connection.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #names-organizational

Her Instagram Handle Was ‘Metaverse.’ Last Month, It Vanished.

Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian artist found herself blocked, with seemingly no recourse, from an account documenting nearly a decade of her life and work.

#augmented-reality-computers, #australia, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #names-organizational, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What We Know About the New Covid Variant, Omicron

Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa, has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic — and to get vaccinated, if they can.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #names-organizational, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Georgia’s University System Will Not Rename Buildings With Ties to Slavery

An advisory committee had recommended renaming 75 buildings, including those named after Confederate leaders and supporters of segregation.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #georgia, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia

L.A.’s Staples Center will be renamed Crypto.com Arena.

The rebranding, which will take effect on Christmas Day, is the latest example of a company at the center of a technology boom paying to rename a well-known sports arena.

#los-angeles-calif, #names-organizational, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staples-center

Cleveland Baseball Will Share ‘Guardians’ Name With Roller Derby Team

The settlement of a federal lawsuit will allow the Major League Baseball franchise to move forward with renaming its team, amid a reckoning over symbols of racism.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #franchises, #major-league-baseball, #names-organizational, #ohio, #roller-derby, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Those Loud and Polluting Leaf Blowers

Readers mostly excoriate and urge alternatives to what one calls “these obnoxious, deafening, exhaust-spewing machines.” Also: The metaverse; signs of concern.

#facebook-inc, #lawns, #names-organizational, #sustainable-living, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

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Here Are 8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

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Facebook Changes Corporate Name to Meta

The social network, under fire for spreading misinformation and other issues, said the change was part of its bet on a next digital frontier called the “metaverse.”

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #names-organizational, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby Team Sues Over M.L.B. Team’s Name Change

“To be blunt, Plaintiff was here first,” the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team said in filing a suit claiming trademark infringement.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #cleveland-indians, #major-league-baseball, #mauritius, #names-organizational, #ohio, #roller-derby, #trademarks-and-trade-names

The Webb Telescope’s Latest Stumbling Block: Its Name

The long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in December. But the NASA official for whom it is named has been accused of homophobia.

#hubble-space-telescope, #james-webb-space-telescope, #names-organizational, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #nelson-bill-1942, #prescod-weinstein-chanda, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories, #tubman-harriet, #walkowicz-lucianne, #webb-james-h-jr, #your-feed-science

N.F.L.’s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President

Jeff Pash, the N.F.L.’s general counsel, brokered penalties, discussed a cheerleading scandal and arranged perks in emails with the former president of the Washington Football Team.

#allen-bruce-1956, #cantwell-maria, #e-mail, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #jeff-pash, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-football-team

With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

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.

#baseball, #cleveland-ohio, #cleveland-guardians, #cleveland-indians, #discrimination, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

University Board Votes to Keep Robert E. Lee’s Name

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.

#colleges-and-universities, #jackson-stonewall, #lee-robert-e, #lexington-va, #names-organizational, #washington-and-lee-university

Howard University Renames College of Fine Arts After Chadwick Boseman

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.

#boseman-chadwick, #boseman-chadwick-a-college-of-fine-arts-howard-university, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #iger-robert-a, #names-organizational

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

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

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

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

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

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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #military-bases-and-installations, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #southern-poverty-law-center, #states-us, #symbols, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

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

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