National

Feds Investigate Friend of Charleston Shooting Suspect

Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins, ASSOCIATED PRESS     COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have told a friend of the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in a Charleston church that he’s under investigation, a step one legal expert says often serves Read More

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Op-Ed

Race, Flags, and the Second Amendment

By Robert McWhirter NNPA Guest Columnist   The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In this context, the National Rifle Association actually believes in gun control.  “Nothing” says the Read More

Politics

What This Cruel War Was Over

  (The Atlantic) – This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the flag” which did not reflect “the people in Read More

Op-Ed

Emmanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their Wednesday evening prayer service. They came, as always, to refresh Read More