Cop enters surprising plea in killing of Walter Scott

In April 2015 an unarmed Black man named Walter Scott was shot five times in the back by former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager. Scott was stopped for a minor traffic violation but fearing arrest, he ran from Slager. In his initial report, Slager alleged he killed Scott over a struggle with his […]

Jury convicts Charleston church shooter

After weeks of agonizing testimony from victims and graphic evidence racist Dylann Roof has been found guilty. Roof gunned down nine members of Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study meeting. The crime shocked the nation and President Barack Obama sang “Amazing Grace” at the funeral of victim Clementa C. Pinckney, […]

Charleston church killer Dylann Roof gets legal setback  

The trial of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof is set to go forward despite a legal maneuver by the avowed racist. Roof’s legal team attempted to have him declared mentally incompetent to stand trial for the killing of nine parishioners at Mother Emmanuel AME last year. His lawyers contended that Roof did not understand the charges […]

Charleston on edge as 2 racially charged trials begin

Charleston, South Carolina, is about to witness the trials of two men involved in racially charged shootings. Jury selection begins today in the state murder trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who gunned down unarmed Black motorist Walter Scott in April 2015. Slager, 34, said he stopped Scott for a broken […]

Loretta Lynch makes decision on death penalty for church shooter Dylann Roof

The name of cold-blooded racist killer Dylann Roof will go down in infamy. His mass shooting attack at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina shocked America and the world. Roof is a young White supremacist who methodically planned his actions and was vocal with his hate-filled message. The U.S. Justice Department, however, was […]

Mother Emanuel AME nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The parishioners of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC have received a great honor. It was announced that the church has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The move comes after the horrific mass shooting in 2015 by White supremacist Dylan Roof. During a prayer meeting, Roof opened fire on the unsuspecting parishioners […]

Fight breaks out over Confederate flag at South Carolina Statehouse

[jwplatform erHgs1VG] The debate over the Confederate flag in South Carolina took an ugly turn last night. According to police, dozens of flag supporters and protestors clashed outside the South Carolina Statehouse. Flag protestors were having a peaceful yet vocal demonstration when Confederate flag supporters stopped in the middle of the street and interrupted the […]

How Obama’s eulogy provided a glimmer of hope to South Carolina

While America’s conscious appeared to be fixated on the steps of the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama carved out a heartfelt eulogy firmly shifting the conversation back to race relations. The people of South Carolina were certainly thankful, and shared as much with our on-the-ground reporter, James Benton.

The Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan: ‘I don’t get debate over Confederate flag’

Whenever there is a crisis in Black America, the mainstream media turns to Black talking heads such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Cornel West and others. But the one person conspicuously absent is the voice that speaks for millions of Black Americans in this country. That person is the Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan, the leader of […]

Charleston church massacre: People share thoughts on Confederate flag

[jwplatform orD0zfEr] Continuing our coverage of the Charleston massacre, we stopped in Columbia, South Carolina’s capital, to see if the Confederate flag was still flying. We asked a few people to share their thoughts on the flag. On June 23, 2015, Gov. Nikki Haley called for the flag to be taken down.

Charleston church massacre: Mourners pay tribute

[jwplatform MPmNoYKZ] Throughout the weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, many mourned the loss of the nine church members of Emanuel AME Church. Hundreds of people laid flowers and notes of comfort at a memorial in front of the church. People are leaning on their faith to get through the tragedy.

Minor league baseball team reconsiders planned ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’

A minor league baseball team in Utah recently canceled a weirdly named promotion after coming under fire on social media in the aftermath of the racially charged Charleston, South Carolina, shootings. The Orem Owlz planned to host a “Caucasian Heritage Night” on Aug. 10 to celebrate fans who are “Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, German…. or even Utahn! Whatever your background, […]

White America has to face the culture that created Dylann Roof

Black people are supposed to serve as White supremacy’s conscience — delivering enlightening and informative dissertations about why racism is bad. But Black people didn’t create Dylann Roof — White supremacist culture created Dylann Roof.

Dylann Roof’s manifesto proves he is a racist terrorist, not ‘mentally ill’

Moments after the news broke that a young White male had shot and killed 9 Black people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the national media began to frame the story. Without much evidence, commentators on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC suggested that the killings were likely the act of a mentally ill individual. It […]

Black pain and Charleston

Black pain in the wake of the Charleston church massacre The crowds gathered around Emanuel AME Church were a mix of Black and White, all grieving and shaking their heads in disbelief. “How could this have happened in Charleston?” many ask; not our city. There was very little anger at the situation and more of […]