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How bigotry crushed the dreams of an all-black Little League team

The Conversation US | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
The Conversation US

By Chris Lamb, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis The Cannon Street All-Stars watch from the stands at the 1955 Little League World Se...

The CHANGE Before the SOLUTION to Charleston's Tent City

Derek Snook | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Derek Snook

Roughly one hundred and fifty people now live in a tent city under the main interstate and entry to Charleston. Tent cities are nothing new to Charleston but the visibility of this one is.

I'm Grateful For Nothing

Jennifer Bosse | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Bosse

Nothing gave me a lot of Somethings. It gave me a deeper compassion for the human struggle. I understand poverty from the ground floor.

The Charleston Tragedy: A Conversation on Faith and Forgiveness

Katharine Rose | Posted 07.30.2016 | Religion
Katharine Rose

The ability of the Charlestonians and the affected family members to so readily forgive their perpetrator is not an indication of an apathetic people, nor does it signal the ease with which one is able to forgive. Rather, it is a manifestation of how strong their faith really is.

Processing Charleston's Week of Grace

David Dent | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
David Dent

A collection of brutally cynical thoughts intruded upon my encounters with this piece of Charleston's beauty. The deaths of nine people served as prerequisites to the moving displays of humanity that I witnessed. Yes, tragedy often produces unequivocal generosity of spirit.

Why Alabama's Governor Took Down the Confederate Flag Without a Vote

John A. Tures | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Gov. Bentley probably wanted to have a legislature vote but wouldn't get much support from the conservative politicians. Some say, "Let's vote on the Confederate flag," but given the failure of prior referendums and the angst from the state debate over that issue, Bentley reasoned that it just wasn't going to work in Alabama.

Let's Be Honest About Race, America

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Walker Bragman

We live in a society plagued by racial division, where the instigating half of the population actively ignores and denies the problem--evidenced by the slew of high-profile Republicans and FOX News pundits calling the Emanuel AME Church shooting "an attack on religious liberty."

We Are Better Than This: A Jewish Response to the Horror in Charleston

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

It has been said that the task of a rabbi is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. We are all afflicted. We are afflicted by the horrific murder of nine people gathered for a Bible study at a church in South Carolina

Pride in Southern Heritage Does Not Require the Confederate Flag -- In Fact, It's Now an Obstacle

Paul Kendrick | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

When SC Sen. Lindsay Graham was asked about the Confederate Stars and Bars continuing to wave on State House grounds, he explained its presence is "part of who we are." History is certainly part of who we are. But it is long past time to stop romanticizing the past represented by the Confederate flag.

Sebastian Murdock

Charleston Church Plans To Reopen Amid Vigils For 'The Beautiful 9' | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.20.2015 | Black Voices

Charleston, S.C. -- Flowers, candles and tears continue to pour into a crowded street near the church where nine black community members lost their li...

War, Murder and the American Way

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Today, our national numbness is wrapped in a Confederate flag. The young man who killed nine members of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night was an old-school racist.

Why the South Carolina Church Rampage Represents a Terrorist Threat Worse Than ISIS

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If ISIS had killed 547 Americans in 2013, we'd have sent tens of thousands of Americans back to Iraq, so why do we simply shrug our shoulders at hundreds of murders that aren't linked to a terrorist group?

Charleston, Juneteenth And What It Means To Be Black In America

Charles Howard | Posted 06.19.2016 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

We need not be slaves to fear. We need not be drawn into a pitiful, fear-based gun culture and arm ourselves (it's difficult to imagine Jesus encouraging people to hold guns to defend themselves while in church). We need not be slaves to hating those who hate us.

Love And Beauty Always Win -- And Charleston Has Both

Chris Hill | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Chris Hill

This week, nine people were killed, senselessly, in the middle of a church, and in the heart of my favorite city in the world. But we can't forget the idea that love wins -- always -- and so does beauty. And Charleston has both running through it's veins.

Julia Craven

Racism Is Not A Mental Illness | Julia Craven | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

An act of terrorism unfolded on American soil last night when Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, ...

Charleston Resident On Church Shooting: ‘The Real Issue Is Race'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices

Moments after nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, an unidentified man verbalized ...

More Rage Shootings Occurred In The Last Decade

John A. Tures | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Are these types of rampage shootings on the rise, or does it just seem that way? Whether it's a lone wolf or an organized group matters little to the victims. Maybe now is a good time to enact legislation that even a majority of gun owners want.

Antonia Blumberg

Historic Black Church Attacked In Charleston Had Deep Roots In Civil Rights, Abolition | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where a shooting left nine people dead Wednesday night, has a history of civ...

A Sad Day in the Holy City

Adria Fernandez | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
Adria Fernandez

It's a sad day in the Holy City. Many of us woke up on this beautiful day to the unexpected terror that was all too close to home.

Faith Community Rallies Around Charleston Church After Shooting

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla & Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

At about 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, Senior Bishop John R. Bryant received news of a tragic shooting that would send shock waves through the African M...

Charleston Church Shooting: The Danger of 'All Are Welcome'

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
Christian Piatt

While we tend to speak of the United States as a nation based on freedom, none of us is truly free until all are free. We are bound by the spilling of the blood of our kindred spirits. For that, we mourn.

The Sound of God's Grief in Charleston

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.18.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Is it the sound of one million Mamie Tills mourning over one million Emmetts, one million Sybrina Fultons mourning over one million Trayvons and one million Samaria Rices mourning over one million Tamirs? Or is it a pain so deep that tears fall, yet no sound is made?

Nation Mourns 9 Victims In Charleston Church Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza, Jade Walker & Kelly Chen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

A heartbroken nation’s tension turned to mourning Thursday afternoon as news broke that the suspected gunman in an attack on a Charleston, South Car...

Father's Day Special: Great Vacations for Every Type Of Dad | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel

So you've got the world's #1 dad and this year you want to give him something a little more special than a portable power generator from Sharper Image, eh? Not to worry; we've got you covered.

The Quest for the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in America: Found At Eli's Table, Charleston, S.C.!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Those who know me well also know that there are two things I like to eat most - bacon in any form and grilled cheese sandwiches. It doesn't matter wh...