Renowned architect Michael Arad, designer of the September 11 memorial, will lead the project.   June 17 marked the second anniversary of the Charleston Church massacre, in which a White supremacist gunned down nine African-American worshippers. To honor their memory, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church announced a plan on Sunday to create a permanent memorial […]

He showed no mercy when gunning down nine black worshippers in June 2015, but white supremacist Dylann Roof is now asking a court for mercy in his punishment for the horrific hate crime. On Tuesday, Roof asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction and death sentence for the racist attack […]

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A federal court has found accused Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof competent to stand trial. Jury selection for the case will resume next Monday at 9 a.m. Roof, 22, is accused of shooting and killing nine parishioners an hour after joining them in bible study on June 17, 2015. The suspect pleaded not guilty […]

Roof and another inmate were involved in an altercation early Thursday morning. Mother Emanuel Church shooter Dylann Roof was involved in an altercation in jail around 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning, WCBD reports. According to the incident report, Dwayne Marion Stafford, 26, a fellow inmate at a Charleston County jail, escaped his room, ran down a flight of […]

Dylann Roof was also indicted of killing someone while obstructing religious freedom, a charge eligible for the death penalty after the attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church.


The Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston that claimed the lives of nine African-Americans should force our nation to confront our views about the Confederacy,…


Black pastors from around the country spoke out about the Charleston massacre during their Sunday sermons. Roland Martin and NewsOne Now aired portions of their messages from…

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Gov. Nikki Haley is throwing her support behind removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds following a racially charged shooting in Charleston that killed nine African-Americans during a Bible study last week. “It’s time to move the flag from the capitol grounds,” Haley said Monday afternoon in front of […]

*For the second time three weeks, President Barack Obama will speak at the funeral of a dear friend. He and Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral services for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, according to a White House official. Rev. Pinckney and eight other members of his Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. were gunned […]

Jon Stewart has stepped up to the plate when it comes to hosting The Daily Show after national tragedies. He connected with America’s heartache following 9/11. He noted collective astonishment at the fact that Daniel Pantaleo, the man who killed Eric Garner on camera, escaped indictment. Stewart didn’t come with any jokes or wit when speaking about the tragedy in […]

Well, this was awkward.  CNN’s Don Lemon took to the streets of Charleston, S.C. in the wake of the devastating terrorist attack on the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church when he was called an “Uncle Tom” by an impassioned Black woman in the area. “Are you angry Tom?” she questioned. Don held his composure […]

We are emotionally devastated following the horrific terrorist act against the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine dead and the Black community reeling. In the wake of the tragedy, civil rights activist Al Sharpton released this statement: “I am shocked and outraged about the killing of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME […]