Gadsden’s Wharf, a former slave docking port in Charleston, will soon get a positive makeover as the International African American Museum.

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reached out to Black voters last weekend in Republican-heavy Charleston, South Carolina in the hopes of drawing those voters “that provide the Democratic support in the early primary state,” reports Reuters. The presidential candidate, leaning on his experience in civil rights, appealed to voters and vowed to end […]

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. […]

UPDATE: Monday, July 6, 2015 4:50 PM EST In a 37-3 vote, the South Carolina Senate decided to remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. But the physical act of removing the flag may take some time, NBC notes. The movement to take down the flag has two more hurdles: The bill needs to pass […]

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 […]