Tag: Dylann Roof

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 Gov. Sued Over Racist State Flag

39-year-old Carlos Moore, an attorney from Mississippi, is suing Gov. Phil Bryant over the state’s controversial flag, which contains a Confederate battle emblem. Related Story: Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly over Mississippi According to Moore, while he can deal with the flag’s consequences, he doesn’t want his daughter, who…

Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Mississippi House and Senate bills that would change the state’s current flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag, all died this past Tuesday due to not having enough support. Various proposals on file included taking submissions for flag ideas from colleges and universities, reinstating the previous Magnolia Tree flag and…

Double Standard: Treatment of Blacks vs. Whites by Police

Data released from The Guardian estimates that 1,136 people were killed by police in the U.S. in 2015. According to the statistics (which are difficult to collect because it is not currently required for police stations to report it), 50.9 percent of these people were white. The remaining fatalities were…

Mississippi Colleges Continue to Lower State Flag

By Sheryl Estrada A rally took place on Oct. 16 calling on the University of Mississippi to remove the state flag from university grounds. Photo by The Oxford Eagle. Mississippi is the only state that includes the Confederate battle emblem as part of its flag. And the University of Mississippi…

Dylann Roof to Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

By Sheryl Estrada Dylann Roof. Photo from WABCvideo. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday in a press conference that Dylann Roof will face federal hate crime charges. These charges are in addition to state charges, including nine counts of murder and three attempted murders. “Racially motivated crimes such as…

Confederate Flag Scheduled To Come Down at 9:45 This Morning

Following the South Carolina Senate’s quick decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, and the state’s House of Representatives’ overwhelming 94-20 vote, the bill was signed into law late Thursday by Gov. Nikki Haley. The state now has 24 hours to remove the flag. Thursday’s debate in…

S.C. Senate Votes to Remove Flag, Awaits House

UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, the South Carolina voted 37-3 in favor of removing the flag. Now the state awaits the vote from the House. On Monday, South Carolina lawmakers began the debate regarding the Confederate flag and its place at the state’s Capitol South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for…