Tag: South Carolina

Sheriffs Left Two Mental Health Patients Chained in a Van to Drown in Hurricane Florence Flooding

Two female mental-health patients in South Carolina have drowned after the transport van, where they were being held flooded on Tuesday. The women, who have been identified as 45-year-old Windy Newton, and 43-year-old Nicolette Green, were being transported to McLeod Health, a nearby medical facility, from Loris Hospital and Waccamaw…

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…

107-Year-Old Black Woman, Daughter of Slaves, Ready to Vote

South Carolina resident Donella Wilson has voted in every national and local election since 1948. By Sheryl Estrada Election Day has great meaning for Donella Wilson, a 107-year-old Black woman born to parents who were slaves in Calhoun County, South Carolina. On Tuesday Wilson will vote in a presidential election…

Confederate Flag Raised Again at South Carolina State Capitol

By Sheryl Estrada In light of the police-related deaths ofAlton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the killing of five Dallas police officers, the South Carolina Secessionist Party was asked by law enforcement to postpone a previously planned rally toraise the Confederate flag on state capitol grounds Sunday. The group refused, and…