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College Sets Up Courses To Explore Clementa Pinckney’s Legacy

Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington is establishing a new track of study for students to follow footsteps of the pastor, killed with eight others by a white supremacist while leading a Bible study last June at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

May 31, 2016
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Endorse This: Happy Birthday, Al Green!

What better way to appreciate the legendary singer than by having one of his own fans perform a (slight) homage?

April 13, 2016

‘Temporary’ Not Guilty Plea Entered For Charleston Suspect

Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.

July 31, 2015

Alleged Charleston Shooter Faces Federal Hate Crime Charges: Lynch

South Carolina does not have a hate crimes statute, and so the hate crime charges that Roof targeted the victims “because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of religion,” are part of the federal indictment, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

July 22, 2015
Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in Charleston, South Carolina July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Dylann Roof To Face Trial In 1 Year; Gag Order Extended

State Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a tentative court date of July 11, 2016.

July 16, 2015

Obama Sings ‘Amazing Grace,’ Mentions Race, Guns, And Grace In Eulogy

President Obama ended his eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in a way best befitting a man of the cloth: by singing “Amazing Grace.”

June 26, 2015

Watch: Obama Delivers Eulogy For Charleston Pastor — Sings ‘Amazing Grace’

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of the nine people killed last week in a shooting at the church. A suspect has been arrested and confessed to the shooting, citing white supremacy as the motivation.

June 26, 2015

Charleston Church Massacre Raises Profile Of White Nationalist Group — And Its GOP Connections

Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has written about being influenced by a white supremacist organization known as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a group with ties to certain Republican politicians.

June 22, 2015

Graham: Confederate Flag ‘Part Of Who We Are’ In South Carolina

“Well at the end of the day, it’s time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision, would be fine with me,” Graham said — before then embarking upon a defense of the Confederate flag and its supporters.

June 19, 2015

Jeb Bush: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Charleston Shooting Was Racist

Jeb Bush has become yet another conservative with a problem discussing racism and the shooting at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

June 19, 2015

Charleston Church Massacre Inspired By White Supremacy

This spring, just 90 miles from the Charleston shooting, a South Carolina Tea Party convention invited a white nationalist leader to speak.

June 18, 2015

Rev. Clementa Pinckney, RIP

In 2013 Pinckney welcomed a group of visitors to “Mother Emanuel,” and shared with them its legacy as an institution of African-American life and of the civil rights movement.

June 18, 2015

Charleston Mass-Murder Suspect Wore White-Supremacist Gear

The upper patch on his jacket is the former flag of Apartheid-era South Africa. The lower patch is the flag of white-supremacist Rhodesia.

June 18, 2015