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  • 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 The extensive effort includes replacing outdated plumbing and HVAC equipment, parking lot...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...
  • Eric Frazier: Amid anger, comfort the grieving

    CHARLESTON, S.C. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., came home Thursday to join in mourning the nine people at Emanuel AME Church who were gunned down during their Wednesday night prayer service. But after he joined hundreds in a prayer vigil at nearby Morris...
  • Obama: U.S. must face up to the kind of violence that happened in Charleston

    Obama: U.S. must face up to the kind of violence that happened in Charleston
    At a town hall meeting in South Carolina this year, President Obama looked back on the most difficult moment of his presidency — the shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators in the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut — and expressed...
  • Emanuel AME Church, now full of sorrow, was built on courageous past

    Emanuel AME Church, now full of sorrow, was built on courageous past
    Since its founding nearly 200 years ago, members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., have seen their church burned to the ground, met in secret when all-black churches were outlawed and stood in the face of racial...
  • Eugene Peterson: Silence lets promoters of hate win

     Eugene Peterson: Silence lets promoters of hate win
    On Wednesday evening a terrible tragedy unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine innocent people, including the pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church and a rising star in South Carolina politics, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, were gunned down during a...