Charleston

Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death For Charleston Church Massacre

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The New York Times reports that Dylann S. Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine African-American churchgoers in a racial assault almost 19 months ago, has been sentenced to death by a federal jury. The jury (9 white, 3 black), who last month found Roof...

Yes, Black Beauty Bloggers Have a Role in the Fight Against Anti-Black Racism

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There’s a debate raging in the Black blogging community about whether or not beauty bloggers should leverage their audiences and platforms to stand in solidarity with the larger Black community to combat anti-Black racism. The conversation began after Luvvie Ajayi, of AwesomelyLuvvie, called out Black...

President Obama’s Eulogy for Clementa Pinckney Was Bold, Beautiful, and Unapologetically Black

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Earlier this month, America’s heart broke wide open when we learned that nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina were slaughtered during Wednesday night Bible study. The outpouring of love and support for Mother Emanuel, and subsequent outrage over the...

‘Black Lives Matter’ Spray Painted on Confederate Statue in Charleston

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Graffiti appeared on a Confederate memorial in Charleston, S.C., was covered up Sunday as the city continues to mourn the victims of last week’s shooting massacre at a historic Black church. The inscription on the base of the statue — which honors the “Confederate Defenders...

Today’s Top Black Artists Mostly Silent on Charleston Shooting

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For the Black community, yesterday was a day of sadness and mourning. News that a young white gunman shot and killed 9 Black men and women in their place of worship— the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston— circulated tearing a gaping hole into the...

Black Woman Calls Don Lemon ‘Uncle Tom’ on Live TV

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A black woman in Charleston put Don Lemon on blast as she called him an “Uncle Tom” live on CNN Wednesday during the network’s broadcast about Wednesday’s massacre at the Emanuel AME Church. “It is not a hate crime, it is a terrorist attack,” the...