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  • Letter: Whose ‘South’ is author referring to?

    Editor: Opinion isn’t fact — even when it’s presented as such. When it’s also as grossly inaccurate and darkly shaded as was Frank Batavick’s opinion piece of June 19, injecting both accuracy and sunlight is necessary. To...
  • Freddie Gray youth center, mentors aim to protect Baltimore children this summer

    Freddie Gray youth center, mentors aim to protect Baltimore children this summer
    When April Hopps' son, Jordan, graduated from high school, he left Baltimore. He had grown up, she said, believing the city "didn't have anything for him." Hopps is proud of her now 21-year-old son's accomplishments — getting into college in...
  • Shannon Frystak: What does Charleston church shooting say about America?

    Shannon Frystak: What does Charleston church shooting say about America?
    I was in Charleston, S.C., last weekend for the triennial conference of the Southern Association for Women Historians. It was a lovely gathering, in a historically rich and beautiful city, of historians from all areas of study and walks of life. Over the...
  • Francis Barry: The Christian case against the Confederate flag

    The slaughter at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has reignited the debate over the state's flying of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the capitol. It's an old debate, but this tragedy offers a new way to look...
  • Hartford Church Calls For Change, Compassion In Wake Of Charleston Shooting

    Hartford Church Calls For Change, Compassion In Wake Of Charleston Shooting
    HARTFORD — The pastor at Hartford's Union Baptist Church on Sunday condemned the "terroristic, Hitleristic" actions that left nine dead in South Carolina last week and called upon the community and lawmakers to take steps toward preventing further...
  • 'You are welcome:' The night a church in Charleston, S.C., opened its door to evil

    'You are welcome:' The night a church in Charleston, S.C., opened its door to evil
    When Angela Brown saw the Facebook post about a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, her mind immediately leapt to her aunt. Whenever the doors to Emanuel were open to its flock, Ethel Lance was there. "This was her home," said her...
  • The gun ties S.C. carnage to other unspeakable atrocities

    Maybe it was white rage that provoked a young man to kill nine innocent worshipers as they prayed. Maybe it was mental illness or some other twisted motivation. The one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun. The gun is what...
  • Donald P. Russo: Reinforce family values with your children on Father's Day

    Donald P. Russo: Reinforce family values with your children on Father's Day
    On Father's Day in 2005, my father, Dominic Russo, was dying of cancer. I spent that day with him. We lost him 10 days later. Ten years later, I remain pained by his loss. Fortunately, time passes and deep wounds of loss begin to heal. We then devote...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Black church to hold Sunday service after shooting; FBI reviewing purported manifesto A small group of parishioners was allowed inside the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a firsthand glimpse of the room...
  • Black churches targeted because of importance to community

    The black church has long been the cornerstone and sanctuary for African-American life. It's also long been a target for racists and white supremacists trying to strike blows against the African-American psyche. The latest attack came Wednesday in...
  • Shootings highlight dark past for Charleston race relations

    With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been a challenge in Charleston, the city where police say a young white man shot nine people to death at a historic black church. The city along the South Carolina coast was once a...