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  • '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...
  • If heritage, not hate, send flag to museum

    If heritage, not hate, send flag to museum
    It is long past time for South Carolina to retire the Confederate flag to a museum. Flying it in front of the Capitol is flaunting it, not honoring the state's history. This would be true, even if the ghastly events in Charleston had not happened, or...
  • Even before Charleston, churches saw need to enhance security

    ATLANTA Last Sunday, the service at Marietta's First United Methodist Church began with a video highlighting the "Restore to Glory" infrastructure campaign. The extensive effort includes replacing outdated plumbing and HVAC equipment, parking lot...
  • Lewis Museum celebrates 10th anniversary Thursday

    Lewis Museum celebrates 10th anniversary Thursday
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with cake, ice cream, live music — and a brand-new, free exhibition space. The roughly 1,000-square-foot gallery called...
  • 'Southern pride' is not white supremacy

    'Southern pride' is not white supremacy
    There's nothing inherently wrong with "Southern pride." There is, however, a whole lot wrong with using the Confederate flag — or anything related to the Confederacy — and claiming that's Southern pride. "He had that kind of Southern pride,...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa...