A judge ruled yesterday that convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof is competent withstand the sentencing phase of his trial in Charleston. Roof will continue to represent himself and on Wednesday will present to the same jury that unanimously convicted him of 33 charges related to the killing of nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME.  22-year-old Roof […]

"After we looked at the evidence and read the laws, and looked at the things that were presented to us by the judge, we had to come to find out that he didn't do anything malicious," the foreman said.

The jurors in Dylann Roof’s murder trial have been revealed.  After beginning last week, the Charleston jury selected includes two black women, eight white women, one white man, and one black man.  Roof was granted the right to represent himself but denied a dely in the start of the trial. Roof is accused of the […]

The new Mint Museum exhibit “Requiem for Mother Emanuel” commemorates the senseless murder of nine members of Charleston’s Mother Emanuel church. The exhibit opened last week and continues at the Randolph Road branch until Feb. 19. The shooting deaths still wrings fresh here. We’re just down the street from Charleston. Our city son, Malcolm Graham, […]

A startling on-camera confrontation shows a White man hurling racial slurs at a noted journalist.


The former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer who was charged with the murder of Walter Scott—a 50-year-old Black man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop—has asked that the state court move his murder trial out of Charleston.

Currently, Roof faces 33 federal offenses, including hate crime charges based on the allegation that he purposely targeted members of Emanuel based on their race and religion.

I deeply wanted to remove myself from the story. As a journalist, you are trained to be objective, neutral, and void of forcing an agenda.

Roof attended Tuesday's hearing sitting "impassively" in front of the victims' families, journalists and spectators, the Times reports. He faces 33 counts, including hate crimes.

A group of military students at the Citadel who dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members in a viral photo in December were punished for the act this week.


According to a new poll by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 49 percent of Americans believe that racism is a “big problem.”

The former employee claims he was hit with frying pans and beat with belts during the end of his nearly two-decade-long employment by the family.