Dylann Roof's mother, Amelia Cowles, had a heart attack after prosecutors detailed how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine Black members in June 2015 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Dylann Roof will defend himself in court and could cross-examine survivors and family members of the Emanuel 9.

I deeply wanted to remove myself from the story. As a journalist, you are trained to be objective, neutral, and void of forcing an agenda.

The South Carolina House voted early Thursday to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds after more than 50 years, according to The New York Times. The final vote in the State House of Representatives, 94 to 20, was well above the two-thirds majority required to move the bill toward the desk of Gov. Nikki R. […]

Family and friends of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney paid their respects to the Charleston shooting victim on Wednesday afternoon, NBC affiliate WYFF reports. Thousands of people waited in line for hours to say goodbye to the pastor and politician at the South Carolina State House. Those in attendance included state Governor Nikki Haley and Angela […]

When white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof was captured and questioned about his role in the AME Emanuel Church massacre that left nine dead in Charleston, South Carolina, he told the police that he “targeted a historic African American church” and “that he wanted to start a race war.” Yet some media claimed that this was […]


One of the most bittersweet stories to arise from the Charleston AME church shooting was that of a five-year-old girl who played dead to avoid being shot by gunman Dylann Roof on Wednesday during a late night bible study session. It has now been discovered that it was her grandmother, Felecia Sanders, who played dead and […]


A chilling Snapchat video captured by one of the victims in the tragic Emanuel AME Church massacre in South Carolina has been circulating around the internet. Tywanza Sanders, the youngest person killed during the shooting, posted a video of the bible study group just moments before Dylann Storm Roof opened fire. The video footage shows […]

A brutal reminder of the South’s racial history was on full display Thursday as South Carolina capitol’s U.S. and state flags were lowered to half-staff after Blacks were slaughtered at Emanuel AME Church by a White gunman, but the Confederate flag continued to fly at its full height, according to the New York Daily News. […]

UPDATED Friday, June 19, 2015, 2:50 PM, ET — At an extraordinary bond hearing for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old White man charged with murdering 9 Black people during their Bible study class at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., the judge opened the proceedings by asking people to recognize that Roof’s family members were […]

Black America is poised on Saturday to observe Juneteenth, one of the oldest celebrations commemorating the end of slavery and religious oppression. Nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 to announce that the Civil War had ended and that slaves were free. […]

A survivor of the Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston, South Carolina says she was left alive to retell the incident, The Post Courier reports. Dot Scott, President of the NAACP in Charleston, spoke to reporters about the woman and the nine other victims. Three men and six women were killed by a White male inside […]