Civil Rights

Confederate Flag

‘A New Day': South Carolina To Remove Confederate Flag Friday

The South Carolina House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.

07/09/2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 19:  In this image from the video uplink from the detention center to the courtroom, Dylann Roof appears at Centralized Bond Hearing Court June 19, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and firearms charges in the shooting deaths at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17. (Photo by Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey: Wake Up And Smell The Racism

After 21-year-old white male Dylann Roof decided to go postal on innocent Emmanuel AME congregation members in Charleston, South Carolina – committing nothing less than acts of racially motivated domestic terrorism – there were many […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

File photo of a firetruck. (Photo by Pamela Martin/Getty Images)

Seventh Black Church Burns In South Since Charleston Church Shooting

Twenty years after the Ku Klux Klan burned it down, a South Carolina black church, north of Charleston, has caught fire again and authorities were trying to determine why.

07/01/2015

Nathan Bedford Forrest Park

Memphis Mayor Calls For Grave Site Of Confederate General To Be Moved

Mayor A C Wharton said he personally thinks the statue should be removed from the park and “returned to Forrest Monument Association that had it placed there.”

06/30/2015

Confederate Flag Supporters

VIDEO: Brawl Breaks Out In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse Over Confederate Flag

One man has been arrested after a fight over the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.

06/30/2015

Photo by Rashad Richey CBS Radio

Gang Members March In Solidarity

Members of five rival gangs met on a street in Atlanta on Sunday to show solidarity and unity in solving the areas problems.  Members of the Bloods, Crips, Gangster Disciples, P-Stones and the Vice Lords joined […]

WAOK-AM–06/28/2015

Obama Speaking

VIDEO: Obama Delivers Powerful Eulogy At Clementa Pinckney’s Funeral

President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America’s racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor slain in what police called a racial attack on a historic African-American church.

06/26/2015

Al Sharpton Talking

Sharpton Refers To Charleston Church Shooting Victims As ‘Martyrs’

In a tweet on Thursday, Rev. Al Sharpton referred to the victims as “martyrs.”

06/25/2015

Confederate Flag

eBay, Amazon Pulling Down Confederate Flag Merchandise

Calling it a “contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism,” eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise.

06/23/2015

Mississippi State Flag

Top Mississippi Lawmaker Wants Confederate Battle Emblem Removed From State Flag

A top Mississippi lawmaker said Monday that the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag.

06/23/2015