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Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches, including 1 in Tenn.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related. 287 more words

News

The Confederacy vs. the PC Confederacy of Dunces

(Note:  This rant was originally going to be published earlier, but got sidetracked with the whole “gay marriage” thing.)

Since that sick, cowardly, vile, racist little piece of excrement shot up an historic black church in Charleston over a week ago, controversy (and not a little bit of hysteria) rages on concerning the Confederate battle flag, which he had posed with in some pictures posted online. 835 more words

In the details: Bree Newsome

When I saw the news about Brittany “Bree” Newsome taking down the Confederate flag, I was in awe. I wanted to get her view and hear her voice. 42 more words

Observations

Stateside South Carolina: Ku Klux Klan Planning Rally at Statehouse to Protest Removal of Confederate Flag

By Elaine Magliaro

Andrew Shain of the News & Observer reported today that South Carolina state officials had confirmed that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to hold a rally at the State House next month. 506 more words

United States

Charles Blow: My Murdered Cousin Had a Name

New York Times — Friday, for me, was a bit surreal. As America was celebrating the victory of marriage equality at the Supreme Court, it was also mourning black people in South Carolina murdered by a white supremacist. 85 more words

Culture

The Flip Side

Following the massacre of the Charleston Nine, the buzz is all about the Confederate flag. Everybody is weighing in on the issue, and most of the talk is that the flag is a symbol of hatred and inequality that must not be sanctioned by the state. 722 more words

SC Legislature has enough votes to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there’s enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote. 114 more words

World