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The Confederate Flag and a Proxy War on History

On June 17, reports emerged that Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Roof obtained his gun “legally,” so calls for gun control have largely fallen on deaf ears. But a photo of Roof posing with a Confederate battle flag has managed to become the impetus for a cause célèbre to banish the Confederate battle flag from public view.

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Walmart Apologizes for ISIS Cake

Corporate chain Walmart has apologized after a store in Louisiana baked a cake bearing the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) flag following its refusal to bake a cake with a Confederate flag.


Real Texas Heroes Visit Charleston Massacre Site

Members of the Houston Police Department Bike Relay Team made an emotional stop at the site of last week’s horrible shooting in Charleston on Sunday morning. The 43-member group – 40 members of the Houston Police Department and 3 civilians – came to pay respects at the Mother Emanuel AME Church as part of their 2200 mile trip from Houston to New York City to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.


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.


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.


UN Human Rights Experts Demand ‘Urgent Measures’ for Gun Control in US

In the wake of the heinous attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released a statement calling on the United States to “investigate the hate crimes” and take “urgent measures” for gun control.

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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.


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.


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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Obama Surrenders on Gun Control in Wake of Charleston Attack

On June 18—the day after the heinous attack on Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church—Obama surrendered on gun control, accepting the fact that the GOP-controlled House and Senate will not act to restrict the rights of over a hundred million law-abiding gun owners because of the actions of one individual with criminal intent.

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