Princeton Professor: Racism in America as Common as Rain

Speaking in a panel on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” with Dr. Johnathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University, who said the Charleston shooting is a “wake-up call for white America,” associate professor of African-American Religion and Literature at Princeton Yolanda Pierce shared her


FBI Director: Charleston Shooting Isn’t Terrorism

FBI Director James Comey said that based on what he knows so far, he wouldn’t characterize the church shooting in Charleston as terrorism at a press briefing on Friday. Comey said, “Terrorism is act of violence done or threatened —


Graham: Charleston Shooter Was ‘Quiet, Strange Kid’

South Carolina Senator and GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said that the perpetrator of a shooting at a church Charleston was “a quiet, strange kid. Seems like one of these Newtown-type guys” on Thursday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View.” Graham,


Obama Politicizes Charleston Shooting: Calls for Gun Control, Slams America

President Barack Obama reacted to Wednesday’s horrific massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina by calling for gun control and criticizing the United States for the frequency of mass shooting events. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that, once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” Obama said, adding: “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”


Rep. Sanford: Charleston Shooting ‘an Outlier’

In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), the congressman who represents Charleston, SC, reacted to last night’s mass shooting at the Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church that resulted in nine dead. Sanford said it was uncharacteristic