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Today on Context Florida: Bridging divides, energy & economy and Robert Avossa

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Today on Context Florida: Shannon Nickinson says we should bridge our divides to make America stronger. Flags of the Confederacy — from the “Rebel flag” to the “Stars and Bars” — are a painful fissure, a wound we worried every day we allowed it to fly on public property. “Celebrating” heritage that was largely built on oppression and hate is nothing to be happy about. It is a truth we white folks may not like to acknowledge, but it is true…

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Pensacola removes Confederate flag from city property

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The Confederate flag known as the Stars and Bars will no longer be displayed on City of Pensacola property. Pensacola is known as “The City of Five Flags” in tribute to the city’s past under Spanish, French, British, Confederate and Unites States rulers. Displays at the city’s main post office and elsewhere have long featured each of the flags, including the original flag of the Confederacy known as the Star and Bars. The flag is not as recognizable as the…

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