Tag: South Carolina

‘Not A Random Act Of Violence’: 10-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Trailer Park

A community is heartbroken after 10-year-old Dylan Twitty was fatally shot in  Lancaster County, South Carolina. The fifth grade was killed as he was coming home from playing with a friend. See Also: Black Leaders Mourn The Tremendous Loss Of Rep. Elijah Cummings Live 5 reports that according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office police […]

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What Happened to Kamala Harris?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When Senator Kamala Harris started her presidential campaign 10 months ago, she drew a crowd of 20,000 to her kickoff rally — the biggest of any candidate’s. She was talked about as a potential heir to […]

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23 Years a Slave: Restaurant Owner Gets Bullshit Sentence for Enslaving Intellectually Disabled Black Man

A South Carolina restauranteur was sentenced to prison after admitting he used violence, threats, and intimidation to force a black man to work more than 100 hours a week with no pay in a stunning case of throwback slavery. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced 54-year-old Bobby Paul Edwards to 10 […]

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SC Investigating Emanuel AME for Mishandling Charleston Church Massacre Donations

South Carolina’s statewide investigative agency is looking into one of America’s oldest black churches after a former employee raised questions about donations to the victims of a racial terrorist attack. On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and opened fire during a Bible study session, killing South Carolina […]

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ACLU Files Suit Against South Carolina’s Wealth-Based Driver’s License Suspensions

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’ policy of automatically suspending the driver’s licenses of people unable to pay traffic tickets, a policy which disproportionately affects poor and nonwhite people. Along with the ACLU of South Carolina, Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, the Southern […]

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Joe Biden was denied communion at Catholic church in South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights. Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights. Father Robert Morey, the pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, […]

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As Pete Buttigieg Courts Black Voters, His Sexuality Is a Hurdle for Some

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Addressing a conference of African-American church congregations in this vote-rich city, Pete Buttigieg quoted scripture on Sunday morning and extolled his “Douglass Plan” to combat racial inequities in America, one of several attempts this weekend to confront his strikingly low support among black voters. But Mr. Buttigieg also undertook a delicate […]

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7 kids taken from home where authorities say they found animal feces, dirty diapers, stench

Seven children between the ages of 1 and 10 have been taken into protective custody by the South Carolina Department of Social Services after authorities found them living in a home near Charleston with two filthy bedrooms. Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies had gone to the house Wednesday after a property management inspector became concerned during […]

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Kickball Umpire Sues South Carolina Mayor, Saying He Was Fired Over a Call

The home team, trailing 5-1 in a recreational league kickball game for adults, had put runners on first and second with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. There was a bang-bang play at the plate: Out was the call. But there was nothing routine about the play or the base runner, the […]

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‘What the Hell …’?: Trump Touts Himself as the Best to Ever Do It for Black America Before an Audience of Allies at Benedict College Criminal Justice Forum

Donald Trump kicked off a three-day criminal-justice forum at South Carolina’s Benedict College on Friday, giving a racially fraught speech before an audience predominated by Trump friendlies and including few students from the HBCU. Trump was the headliner Friday at the “Second Step Presidential Justice Forum.” Billed as a bipartisan discussion of criminal-justice issues, the forum’s […]

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Body of missing 5-year-old girl found in South Carolina landfill

SUMTER, S.C. (WGHP) – The body of 5-year-old South Carolina girl Nevaeh Adams has been found in a landfill, Sumter police said Tuesday. Adams and her mother were both killed over the summer. Police say DNA testing confirmed the body found was Nevaeh. Over 400 searchers from 40 different agencies had to sift through around […]

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HBCU Benedict College Is Set to Host a Criminal Justice Forum Featuring None Other Than Donald Trump

Benedict College will play host to a criminal-justice forum this weekend, and Donald Trump is slated to be one of the speakers at the HBCU. Located in election 2020 battleground South Carolina, Benedict is hosting the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum from Friday to Sunday, and Trump is set to headline Friday’s one-day symposium, […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters

ROCK HILL, S.C. — For her most recent rally in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren chose Clinton College, a historically black institution in this racially diverse city. Her campaign handed out signs reading, “African Americans With Warren.” And in smaller print: “Black issues are American issues.” But when Ms. Warren looked out at the audience, […]

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Elizabeth Warren Is Officially a Frontrunner—Except Among Black South Carolina Voters

Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren certainly appears to be living some version of “hot nerd fall.” New polls show the presidential hopeful, who’s branded herself as the candidate with a detailed plan for everything, surging ahead of in three key primary contests: Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. In Iowa and New […]

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The Hunt’s On to Catch a Killer in the Mysterious Death of a Mail Carrier Found Fatally Shot Along Her Rural SC Route

Photo: iStock A task force comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement is on the hunt for the killer of Irene Pressley, a U.S. mail carrier who was found shot to death along the route she worked in rural South Carolina. “Make no mistake, the perpetrators of this crime will face justice,” U.S. postal […]

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‘E for Effort’: Can Bernie Sanders Pass the South Carolina Test in 2020?

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Clutching a cup of tea to soothe his hoarsening voice, Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage at the College of Charleston this week with a familiar message for anyone who had been following him since 2015, inveighing against the economic system (“grossly unfair”), political system (“corrupt”) and health care system (“insanity”). But […]

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The Climate Disaster Inside America’s Prisons

Global warming far and away is the most pressing issue facing the United States (and the rest of the planet). The fast-approaching climate reckoning is bigger than the presidential election, bigger than our imperialist forever wars, bigger even than the virulent fascist threat that’s taken root in the White House and spread its tendrils across […]

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Hurricanes May Kill Some Birds, but Humans Are the Real Threat

In a catastrophic hurricane like Dorian, the loss of lives and homes can be overwhelming. But even in the midst of devastating sadness and disbelief, a far less urgent but perennial question can tug at the back of the mind. What is the impact of these storms on wild creatures, like birds? It is too […]

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Mark Sanford Is the Biggest Republican Threat to Trump

This weekend, the former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford threw his hat into the presidential ring. He is the latest Republican to challenge President Trump for his party’s nomination. He also becomes the latest Republican to be instantly dismissed and jeered and even have his sanity questioned in some quarters. But Mr. Sanford enters the […]

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G.O.P. Plans to Drop Presidential Primaries in 4 States to Impede Trump Challengers

WASHINGTON — The Republican Parties in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina intend to cancel the 2020 presidential primaries in their states, according to three people familiar with their plans, a move aimed at depriving President Trump’s long-shot challengers of chances to build support. The state parties have yet to formalize their decisions, but Mr. […]

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Hurricane Dorian Becomes a Carolina Problem With a Fierce Lashing of the Coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — After its deadly rampage across the Bahamas and brush of the Florida coast, Hurricane Dorian pounded the coastal Carolinas on Thursday, sowing fear and worry from the elegant streets of downtown Charleston to the jigsaw-puzzle that is North Carolina’s barrier islands. Though thousands of residents had evacuated the region at the urging […]

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