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 […]
A day care in South Carolina is being investigated after a teenager shared a photo of her foot inside the mouth of a 7-month-old baby.
A former South Carolina police chief has dodged prison time in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed Black man.
https://twitter.com/pzoeller/status/622447786215243778/photo/1 When two hate groups took their place on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse earlier this month, words were exchanged between members of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party. In an ironic moment of extremes demanding justice from one another, one image seemed to stick out from the rest. A Black activist […]
Black state trooper Leroy Smith was present in Columbia, S.C. when the Confederate rebel flag was removed from the state display to quell tensions between groups who both opposed and supported the change. While on the job, Smith was captured in a now-viral photograph helping an older White man wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a Swastika get to some cool shelter […]
When Bree Newsome removed the Confederate flag from a flagpole in South Carolina, it was the duty of an activist who was tired of the rhetoric around removal of the flag and created an opportunity to do it herself. Her act dramatized the need for action by others and shined a light on the pain that […]
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There are many Americans in this day and age that have no clue about history, nor do they understand the realities that have shaped American history. Some of these individuals, even as the Confederate flag was being removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, do not recognize that the African-American community and other communities of color view […]
As thousands cheered, chanted and sang, the flag came down from the statehouse for good.
Now that the Confederate flag debate has been taken up by the South Carolina State Legislature and the removal of the Battle flag is likely to happen, will our agenda be addressed by lawmakers in the state? Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss what our focus should be once […]
UPDATE: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:01 EST According to C-SPAN, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted on Tuesday afternoon 93-18 to take up a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. The New York Times reported the measure will be brought to the floor of the House on Wednesday. Stay tuned for details. […]
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 […]
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