Dylann Roof intends to plead guilty

Dylann Roof faces 33 federal charges, including nine counts of murder During a brief arraignment in court, Dylann Roof, the Charleston church shooter, stalled on a plea today under the advisement of his attorney until he, defense attorney David Bruck, knows the court’s intentions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant entered a “not guilty” plea for Roof, […]

Juneteenth: 150 years later; Black lives matter

Juneteenth was first celebrated 150 years ago and still matters today Juneteenth, a mashup of June and nineteenth, is a worldwide celebration of the emancipation of slaves. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger established what is now a popular holiday among Blacks and it still matters. From Galveston, Texas, the general issued the following […]

Victims identified in Charleston church massacre

Victims assassinated at Mother Emanuel were beloved by family and community Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a rich history. It’s the oldest AME church in the South. It opened in 1818 under the leadership of the late Bishop Morris Brown, the second bishop of the AME Church and the namesake of Morris Brown College, an […]

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