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Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentence for Dylann Roof, Domestic Terrorist Who Viciously Killed 9 Black Churchgoers in 2015

In 2015, a then 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire during Bible study lessons in a Charleston, South Carolina church, senselessly murdering nine Black churchgoers. The victims included three reverends (one of whom was a former state Senator), a librarian and two senior citizens, including one woman who had worked within…

Charleston Church Shooting Victims to be Honored in New Memorial

The nine Black churchgoers who were gunned down by a white supremacist in Charleston, S.C., will be honored by a new memorial on the church grounds. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church announced the plans for the memorial on the two-year anniversary of the tragedy. Michael Arad, partner at Handel…

Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Massacre

By Sheryl Estrada A Charleston, S.C., jury on Thursday found Dylann Roof guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crimes. Roofmurdered nine Black men and womenand attempted to kill three others during Bible study in the basement ofEmanuel African Methodist Episcopal, a historic church, on June 17, 2015. The…

Mississippi Holds Out for Confederate Flag One Year After Charleston

One year after public outcry forced the removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds and public institutions following the killing of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by a Confederate flag-waving gunman, there is still refusal by some to let go of the divisive symbol. The state of Mississippi…