emanuel ame massacre
June 26, 2020 -
When South Carolina's largest city ordered the removal of the statue of former U.S. Vice President turned secessionist John C. Calhoun, there were few if any Black workers on the crew. That points to contradictions that define our political moment.
June 19, 2020 -
Following nationwide protests over racism, a public call by African-American driver Bubba Wallace got NASCAR to ban displays of the Confederate flag from its events. The business has seen that its customers may be growing weary of at least overt racism, and it's finally responding.
February 1, 2019 -
The movement to oust Confederate symbols from public property has made gains in 2019, even while the continuing uproar over the toppled Confederate statue at UNC-Chapel Hill led to this week's forced resignation of Chancellor Carol Folt.
January 22, 2016 -
Echoing a tactic used in the civil rights struggle, more than 1,000 low-wage workers rallied outside the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina this week, calling for a sweeping agenda including fair pay, union rights and an end to discriminatory policing.
August 31, 2015 -
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading "Days of Grace" Sept. 5 and 6, with a march in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights and Medicaid.
August 7, 2015 -
The notion that the Confederacy represents white North Carolina's heritage is not historical but instead political.
July 24, 2015 -
Since a white supremacist who waved the Confederate flag gunned down nine African Americans in a Charleston church last month, battles have raged across the South over the future of Confederate monuments. Some Confederate apologists are claiming that a 1958 law gives Confederate veterans, and thus the monuments to them, equal status to U.S. veterans and their memorials. They're wrong.