Tag: Clementa Pinckney

Alabama Physically Removes Confederate Flags Without Delay

While South Carolina’s state legislators debated whether to debate taking down the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, Alabama’s governor directed the four flags flying over a memorial in his state’s Capitol grounds be removed — and by Wednesday morning they were gone. “This is the right thing to do,” Alabama…

Charleston, S.C.: A Millennial’s Perspective on Racism in Her City

By Sheryl Estrada “Honestly, race relations in Charleston are hard to describe because in white circles, Black people honestly don’t have a place,” Allison* said. “The Black population of Charleston has halved in the last 30 years, gentrification is rampant.” Allison is a 21-year-old Black female student and a native…

9 Members of Historic Black Church Killed in Hate Crime, Suspect Caught

Image released by police of Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof. UPDATE (11:25 am 6/18/2015): Suspect Dylann Roof, 21, has been arrested in Shelby, N.C., according to police. President Barack Obama weighed inon the shooting, saying:“Hatred across races and faiths poses a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals.”…