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Dylann Roof's lawyer, Sarah Gannett, said the charges are "extremely grave" and "under the Constitution they are not properly charged."
The ongoing Confederate flag controversy has made its way to the courts of Mississippi, where Attorney Carlos Moore has filed a federal lawsuit against Governor Phil Bryant to strip the Mississippi flag of the Confederate symbol.
It seem as though the Democratic presidential candidates as well as the Democratic National Committee are missing a few of the pressing topics affecting the Black community today.
A friend of Dylann Roof, the gunman who killed nine African-Americans at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June, has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly having prior knowledge of the gunman’s plans a week before the shooting took place. According to The State, Joseph “Joey” Meek Jr. was arrested on Thursday after receiving a […]
South Carolina will seek the death penalty for suspected Mother Emanuel AME church shooter Dylann Roof. The federal case against him also carries a possible death sentence.
The man accused of killing nine Black parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. was indicted on federal hate crime charges Wednesday, the New York Times reports. Dylann Roof, 21, was also indicted on other charges, including killing someone while obstructing religious freedom, a charge eligible for the death penalty. Roof, […]
South Carolina Solicitor Scarlett Wilson on Tuesday announced that a grand jury indicted Dylann Roof on nine counts of murder for the Charleston Mother Emanuel AME church shooting, NBC reports. Roof, who reportedly told friends that he intended to start a race war by targeting the historical Black church, was also charged with one count […]
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 […]
Days after 30-year-old community organizer Brittany “Bree” Newsome scaled a 30-foot pole to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the nation is still invigorated by her fearless and powerful action. Now, the North Carolina native, musician, and activist is speaking out about why she decided to take actions into her own […]
In the aftermath of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, many are focusing on the forgiving nature of the African community, but is all this discussion of forgiveness deflecting our attention from the overlying issues of racism and hate in America? Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now Straight Talk Panel discussed whether we should be more […]
They say if you want something done, get a (black) woman to do it. Just after dawn this morning, activist and North Carolina educator Bree Newsome climbed a 30-foot flag pole and snatched the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. As officers repeatedly asked, “Ma’am, please come down off the pole,” Newsome quoted […]
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