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International African American Museum Launches New Center to Trace Black Family Geneology

Center for Family History leader Toni Carrier: "It's one thing to walk into a museum and see an exhibit about family history, but it's quite another thing to possibly walk out of a research center at a museum with your great-grandfather's marriage record."

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Memorial Will Honor People Killed at Mother Emanuel AME

“This memorial on the grounds of the church will help keep the memory of the Emanuel 9 alive and honor the resilience of the families, survivors and church members.”

Nine Consecutive Life Sentences Added to Dylann Roof's Punishment

The Charleston Massacre shooter was sentenced to death in federal court earlier this year.

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Charleston Activist Freed After Arrest for Knocking Down Confederate Flag

Video shows Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, a member of a Charleston, South Carolina-based Black Lives Matter group, jumping through police tape to grab South Carolina Secessionist Party leader James Bessenger's Confederate flag.

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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death for Charleston Massacre

Reactions to the decision are...complicated: “Killing Dylann Roof won’t do anything to rid our country of White supremacy. It’s in our bones, it’s in our soil, it’s in the White House.”

Dylann Roof to Represent Himself for Sentencing

Jurors found Roof guilty of killing nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Now he faces sentencing for his crimes.

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BREAKING: Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Church Massacre

The jurors, who found Roof guilty of all 33 charges against him, will decide on his punishment next month.

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Mistrial Declared in Walter Scott Murder Case

State prosecutor vows to try North Charleston ex-police officer Michael Slager again.

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Dylann Roof Allowed to Defend Himself in Federal Trial for Charleston Massacre

Despite reservations, the presiding judge permitted Roof to be his own attorney three days after he was ruled mentally competent to stand trial for the killing of nine Black civilians in 2015.

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Judge Delays Jury Selection in Dylann Roof Trial

The federal death penalty trial for the Charleston shooter was set to begin today.

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Keep The Activist Athlete Convo Going With The #ColinKaepernickSyllabus

Mark Anthony Neal collaborated with scholars across disciplines to create the extensive syllabus, which features works on sports and race from James Baldwin and Jackie Robinson.

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These '23 Everyday Actions' Have Compelled Police, White Supremacists and Vigilantes to Kill Black People

Mic's new video breaks down the benign moves that, when committed by African Americans, provoke the wrath of structural racism.

South Carolina Prosecutor Petitions to Try Charleston Shooter Case Before DOJ

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson: “The State can have no confidence that the United States will ever seek to carry out a death sentence regardless of the state sentence.”

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We Remember: The Charleston Massacre, 1 Year Later

Say their names.

REPORT: Black People Are Primary Victims of Mass Shootings

A new piece from The New York Times analyzed statistics on shootings with four or more casualties and found that—contrary to many popular depictions of mass shootings—Black people suffer disproportionately from mass gun violence.

Charleston Shooter's Trial Delayed Until Next Year

Dylann Roof faces the death penalty for killing nine Black worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Chuch in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.  

Loretta Lynch to Decide if Charleston Shooter Should Face Death Penalty

Dylann Roof faces 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges.

#WhichHillary Trends After Activists Interrupt Clinton at Fundraiser

Ashley Williams interrupted Clinton during a private fundraiser in Charleston, South Carolina. 

14 Citadel Cadets Punished for Wearing Klan-Like Hoods

The military college is also creating a diversity taskforce in the wake of the December incident. 

Someone is Burning Predominantly Black Churches in St. Louis

The church burnings echo a string of similar burnings across the South this summer.