Obama in Charleston: The Smooth Agitator’s Sleight of Hand

During his eulogy Friday in Charleston for the slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Obama described faith in the believing in things unseen. “Things unseen” would be apt description for Democrat solutions for the problems black Americans face.

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Meet Viral Charleston Black Power Activist Sista Solove

Some have claimed that Solove was merely a “random passerby” in Charleston whose views weren’t important to the larger story, but an investigation by Breitbart News shows that while Solove may be outspoken, she’s a recognized and respected activist in the modern Black Power movement.

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Charleston Forgiveness Was Christian, Not Racial

For those without faith, Michael Wear acknowledges, this may make little sense, especially for those who have never personally experienced the forgiveness of God. “But that does not grant us the right to whitewash the motivation for the forgiveness we witnessed in Charleston,” he said. We need to “take the family members seriously when they say it is a sincere, thought-out expression of their faith,” he wrote.

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Slain Charleston Pastor Voted for Compromise to Move Confederate Flag

Pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was slain in the massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dylann Roof killed nine black worshipers, voted for the Confederate flag’s display at the Statehouse on May 3, 2000, when he was a state senator.

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Black Church in Texas Calls Police on White Guy ‘Acting Strangely’

In Arlington, the Armstrong African Methodist Episcopal Church sits a few blocks north of downtown, and on Sunday, around two dozen parishioners were grieving with the rest of the nation for those lost in the attack when a young white man, alone and in his late 20’s, entered the sanctuary. Churchgoers went on alert, and within minutes, the church pastor, Portia Duncan, called 911.

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Battle Flags and Bad Faith: The Left Exploits Another Crisis

There is great power in symbols, especially in an era when so many people have been taught to emote rather than thinking. The quick surge of emotion people feel upon viewing a potent symbol can be bottled and used in politics. It’s excessively charitable to call the current flag battle a “debate,” because it mostly consists of one side screaming that anyone who hesitates to dump that flag into the wood chipper of historical oblivion is either a racist, or an accessory to racism in the first degree. There isn’t much in the way of measured reason involved here.

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When Freed Slaves Cheered the Confederate Flag: A Cautionary Note

The Confederate flag was once cheered by thousands of freed slaves. It happened in 1863, when the CSS Alabama caught a Union ship off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. The spectacle was so thrilling to the locals, particularly the Malay and

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New Black Panthers Announce Two Charleston Rallies for This Week

Malik Zulu Shabazz, the national President of the New Black Panther Party, has announced two rallies in Charleston, South Carolina in the wake of shooting deaths of nine black Christians that prosecutors say was committed by America-hating white racist Dylann Roof.

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Nikki Haley Leaves the Door Open for Democrats’ War on History

Haley left a door ajar that the left intends to prop wide open, from now until Election Day and beyond. Emboldened by South Carolina’s quick shift—on an issue that was tangential to the horrific atrocity in Charleston—the left is eager to mount a continued campaign against the Confederacy and its symbols.

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco Pens Open Letter to ‘White Supremacy’

Rapper Lupe Fiasco penned a lengthy three-part open letter addressed to “White Supremacy” over the weekend in response to the horrific killings of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina last week.

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Stephen Colbert Joins Charleston ‘Unity Chain’ March

Late-night comic and South Carolina native Stephen Colbert joined thousands of marchers in Charleston on Sunday to form a “unity chain” in response to the murders of nine people at a black church last week.

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Confederate Flag: At Least Bury the Dead First

The dead are not yet buried in Charleston, yet the South Carolina legislature is to meet in special session Tuesday to debate the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds, reportedly at the behest of Gov. Nikki Haley. Whether the flag belongs there or not–and I would argue that it does not–the flag had nothing to do with the nine murders in a church last week. To tear it down in such haste is to dishonor the dead–and to accept a collective guilt that knows no end.

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SC Rep: Charleston Killer Was Driven by ‘Hate Speech’ from Fox News

On Friday, a Democrat South Carolina state legislator appeared on CNN insisting that the 21-year-old man who killed nine churchgoers in Charleston last week was driven to his act because he watches Fox News. This is despite the fact that no one seems to know what media habits the killer possessed.

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Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

During an interview with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.

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Yes, Racism Exists, Jon Stewart. Now, Stop Hurting America

On Friday evening, July 2, 1999, a crazed young man drove through my Chicago neighborhood looking for Jews to kill. He had already shot half a dozen in a neighboring area (all of whom survived). He saw a black man walking with his family and decided that was good enough. He shot him–and Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University basketball coach, died. The killer led an interstate manhunt, during which he killed a Korean man and attacked a church before shooting himself.

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