In what can only be described as another low moment for conservative media, Sean Hannity has decided to compare two very different realms — the Confederate flag and hip-hop music. During his radio show this week, the FOX host touched on the topic of the Confederate flag. Major retailers have vowed to stop selling the flag […]

In the wake of controversy over the Confederate flag in South Carolina, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is calling for the removal of the American flag across the nation, saying Blacks have suffered as much under the U.S. symbol of justice as they did under the rebel flag that symbolizes slavery and indoctrinated racism, […]

Retail companies, politicians, and previous supporters of the Confederate flag have decided to honor the victims of the AME Shooting by removing the flag from its stores and national landmarks. Amazon, eBay, and Walmart were just some of the retailers who announced their decision to remove the flag and other Confederate merchandise from stores this […]

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 […]

Exactly a week after a gunman massacred nine people at a historic Black church in South Carolina, police are investigating a deliberate fire that destroyed a predominantly Black church in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to NBC, Charlotte fire officials have officially ruled the blaze at Briar Creek Baptist Church arson, but police are investigating if the fire […]

The South Carolina Republican lawmaker who suggested the Mother Emanuel AME victims didn’t defend themselves during an attack by accused gunman Dylann Roof is now backtracking on his insensitive statements. State Rep. Bill Chumley said the nine victims “waited their turn to be shot” during a Tuesday interview. Via CNN: “We need to be focusing on […]

All four Confederate flags posted at Alabama state Capitol’s Confederate memorial were removed Wednesday morning following a quiet order from the state’s governor, Robert Bentley (R). The Confederate battle flag was removed from the Capitol around 8:20 a.m. Gov. Bentley, who left the building a short while later, confirmed to inquiring reporters that he ordered the […]

No fear, Papa Pope is here to take down the Confederate flag with one powerful monologue. Emmy-winning actor and Scandal star Joe Morton offered some insight into what his infamous character, Papa Pope, feels about the current Confederate flag controversy on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Tuesday evening. The actor took part in a panel […]

As memorial services for the nine people murdered in the Emanuel AME massacre in Charleston are being coordinated, another congregation planned on making their funerals anything but peaceful. Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church based in Topeka, Kansas, claimed they would protest at the victims’ memorial services. They believe God sent the shooter because Reverend […]

The city of Charleston, South Carolina is still in heavy mourning after Dylann Roof opened fire inside of the historical Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:35 PM EST: A day after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley joined the growing list of politicians calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, the state legislature took their first steps to begin the debate around the historic symbol of segregation. According to NBC, the decision to move […]

There’s an old adage: “take two steps forward, one step back.” At times in the Black community, it seems like we take one step forward and two steps back. No matter which version applies, the reality is, while we work toward progress, we are simultaneously seeing a regression in some aspects. This was no more […]