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South Carolina Shooting

6-Year-Old Boy Shot At South Carolina Elementary School Has Died

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics

Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old boy who was critically injured in a shooting at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina last week, has died in hospit...

100 Years of Occupation in Haiti -- Still Glittering as Gold

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Mark Schuller

The first U.S. Occupation of Haiti in 1915 occurred while the European former colonial powers were at war with one another.

5 Doable Ways You Can Change Racism

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Working on the stage production of Claudia Rankine's book CITIZEN: An American Lyric -- about the "everyday" experience of racism -- has been teaching me unscripted lessons.

Symbols of the Confederacy: A Southerner's Revelatory Moments

B.J. Bernstein | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
B.J. Bernstein

Learning history awakens, enlightens and forces introspection. But when historical items become icons, the facts take a back seat to dogma. South Carolina finally has taken down the symbol that when I was young I did not fully understand. It's now time for the rest of us to understand the hate such a symbol represents.

Jimmy Carter: Confederate Flag's Symbolism Is Like A 'Cancer' In People's Minds

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that the idea that Americans should honor racism with the Confederate flag is similar to a disease in peopl...

What The South Carolina Shooting Can Teach The Nation About Reacting To Hatred

Tina Lifford | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Repairing an emotional wound begins with acknowledging the hurt sustained. It further involves learning to rigorously observe our thoughts, become aware of old patterns and interpretations, challenge default assumptions, and, most importantly, choosing to make healing a priority.

Paige Lavender

Obama Gives Impassioned Eulogy At Clementa Pinckney's Funeral With Comments On Confederate Flag, Racism | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a stirring eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a South Carolina state senator and pastor who was o...

Obama To Deliver Eulogy For Slain South Carolina Pastor Clementa Pinckney

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

By David Adams CHARLESTON, S.C., June 26 (Reuters) - South Carolina will take a step forward in healing the wounds of last week's mass shooting whe...

Getting Beyond Tragedy: A Call for Compassion and Commitment

Dr. Amos C. Brown | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Dr. Amos C. Brown

A white man's unconscionable killings of nine people at a historically significant African American church in Charleston, South Carolina has yet again exposed our nation's desperate need to address racial divisions in our culture and our relationship with guns.

Google Is Pulling Confederate Flag From Google Shopping And Ads

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business

By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Reuters) - Google Inc joined Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise ...

Donovan X. Ramsey

Charleston Lawmaker Will Introduce Hate Crime Legislation In Wake Of Church Shooting | Donovan X. Ramsey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Many Americans treat the United States' history of racism, and the racist sentiments that persist in the country today, as backgro...

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...

The Doors of the Church are Open

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

In honor of those nine souls and of the countless others who preceded them, we will continue to exist, to protest, to remain open, to stand, and to pray. The doors of the church are open.

Daniel Marans

South Carolina Has Permissive Gun Laws And That Won't Change | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama attempted to reignite a national debate about gun safety laws in his remarks Thursday following a brutal shooting that left nin...

Man Reporting Crime Given Less Than 2 Seconds To Drop Gun Before Officer Shoots Him

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

It took less than two seconds for Bryant Heyward to end up with the gunshot wound that sent him to intensive care. Heyward called 911 last Thursda...

5 Frequently Asked Questions About The Walter Scott Shooting -- And Their Answers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

The fatal police shooting of South Carolina man Walter Scott has, not undeservedly, taken the Internet by storm. But what is it that people want t...

Retired Police Officers Applaud Arrest in SC Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices
Cheryl Dorsey

Now that South Carolina has taken this very important first step in arresting and charging Slager with murder, the NCLEO4J along with the Scott family and an outraged community demand justice and accountability.

Witness Meets Walter Scott's Family During Emotional Reunion

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

The witness who recorded the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina met with Scott’s family on Thursday during an emotional reunion...

Witness Who Recorded Walter Scott Shooting: 'Police Had Control'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Crime

The bystander who recorded a South Carolina officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man eight times said the cop had control of the situation before...

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Congressman Tells Young People To Keep Filming Police | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Wednesday that, in the wake of a video showing a South Carolina police officer fatally shooting an unar...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Walter Scott Shooting Shows Why Police Should Wear Body Cameras | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that the video of a South Carolina police officer fatally shooting an unarmed bl...

Shooting In South Carolina Home Leaves 6 Dead

Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

Six people were shot to death inside a South Carolina home on Tuesday night, CNN reported. According to FOX Carolina, police discovered the victims...

Four Shot Dead In Possible Murder, Suicide | Posted 12.14.2011 | Crime

An early morning 911 call led Pickens County Sheriff's Deputies to find four people dead on a Liberty property this morning. Deputies found two peo...