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Charleston Shootings: Full Interview with Rev. Joseph Darby

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Joe Darby

Palmetto Scene sat down with Rev. Joseph Darby, First Vice President of the Charleston NAACP, to talk about the many issues facing South Carolina in the wake of last weeks shooting. Rev. Darby touches on the tragic events, as well as racial issues, as a whole in the state, and the best ways for people to forgive and move on after such a tragedy.

Charleston Pour House Benefit Raises Over $30,000 for Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Pour House

The spirit was palpable and thriving in The Charleston Pour House on Tuesday, June 23 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Benefit, “Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart”, a reference to a line in the well-known tune “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead.

Over 80 musicians and over 20 Charleston businesses participated in the event, which raised over $30,000 between ticket, bar and auction sales.

Cars poured from the parking...

Charleston Finding a Way to Heal

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Charleston

As Charleston moves forward after last week's tragic shooting of nine members of a historically black church, Palmetto Scene sat down with two prominent leaders in the city to talk about the process of forgiveness and healing.

Mayor Joe Riley has served as Mayor of Charleston since 1975; he is in his tenth term. He is the longest serving mayor that is still living and in office.

Reverend Joseph Darby is the First...

Charleston Shootings: The Full Interview with Mayor Riley

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Mayor Riley

A week after the church shooting that left nine church members dead, Mayor Joe Riley sat down with Palmetto Scene to talk about how his city is moving forward and finding healing. He said the greatest thing that his city was doing was showing love to each other. Love, he said, is stronger then the hate that was shown by the shooter during the Bible study.

Mayor Riley addressed the issue of race in...

Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Funeral

Funeral services have been set across the state of South Carolina for the Charleston A.M.E. Church shooting victims. A report from ABC News provided the details below:

CLEMENTA PINCKNEY

Two public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ridgeland. The second will be from 6-8 p.m. at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston.

Pinckney's funeral will take place...

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Amazon

Some of America’s biggest retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and Sears have decided to stop selling merchandise tied to the Confederate flag.

The debate regarding the use of the Confederate flag has been intensifying over the last couple of days. On Monday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stated in a news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag form the State House.

According to CNN , Walmart spokesman Brian Nick said,...

A Man of the People, Senator Clementa Pinckney

From: Palmetto Scene

Yolian Ortiz

AME

Nine Victims in Charleston. An event that has drastically changed South Carolina and put certain symbols and politics in the forefront. Among the nine was a man who strived for change and equality, Senator Clementa Pinckney. If he had survived, he would have made sure that those other eight victims in his congregation had his full attention and support.

The Jasper County Delegation Officer, Helen Dills-Pittman, worked closely with Senator Pinckney and knew there...

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Flag

Several people protested in front of the South Carolina State House yesterday, June 23, asking for the removal of the Confederate battle flag.

Senators and leaders, including Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined the push to remove the flag.

“Take it down now,” said Benjamin. “No bullet can stop this movement, no gunshot can tear it apart.”

People asked for the South Carolina General Assembly to remove the Confederate battle flag from the...

Q&A| A Conversation With Andrew Askins, CEO of Krit

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Krit Team

Krit is a team of developers and designers who work together to help freelancers to work with clients. The team is working to develop software tools that freelancers can use so that they can spend more time doing their jobs and less time focusing on other details. Carolina Money spoke with CEO Andrew Askins to find out more about the company.

Q: What inspired the creation of Krit?

A: We’re freelance designers...

Charleston Meets in the Middle

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Charleston

On Sunday evening, after a prayer service outside Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, people gathered at each end of the famous Charleston bridge. Walking together in unity, marchers met in the middle of the bridge, to hold hands and remember the nine who lost their lives in the church shooting that happened during a Bible study meeting on Wednesday, June 17.

The walk and hand-holding, meant to symbolize that the city and its many diverse...

Emanuel A.M.E. Church Offers First Service After the Tragedy

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Church

On Sunday, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston offered its first service after the tragedy occurred last Wednesday night, in which nine people were shot dead inside the historical church.

The church returned to a house of worship on Sunday, as hundreds of people gathered together to pray, sing hymns and remember the church members who were shot during the shocking mass killing that was classified as a hate crime according to NBC...

Website Linked with Charleston Shooting Suspect is Being Investigated

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Police

A website discovered on Saturday that contains photographs of Dylann Roof and a racist manifesto is being investigated, since it could be potentially linked to the man charged with the crime.

According to The New York Times , the website contains a close look at Roof’s thinking. The site shows a gallery of 60 photographs in which Mr. Roof appears in most of them. The photos show Roof posing with a pistol, waving the...

Historic Churches in Charleston Will Ring Bells in Unity on Sunday

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Church

The Post and Courier reports that many Charleston historic churches will come together on Sunday in remembrance of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting victims.

At 10 a.m. the churches will ring their bells in unison, and community members and visitors are welcome to join by ringing personal bells to show their support.

Many vigils have and will be held in Charleston and across the nation, but this particular gesture has implicit meaning, as...

The Days After: Picking Up the Pieces After the Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Andrea Esselman

Flowers

Photo from Times Enterprise

In the days following a mass murder, a tense manhunt and a quick arrest, Charleston residents are left to pick up the pieces.

The shooting has added to the list of events spurring the Black Lives Matter movement. Although the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s allowed for much progress in terms of racial equality, many see this event as proof that there is still a mindset of inequality...

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Emanuel9

Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police tweeted Friday.

According to CNN , Roof, who was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday, confessed to killing nine people in Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. According to law enforcement officials, Roof told investigators he wanted to start a race war.

John Mullins, a former classmate of...

All Victims of Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting Identified by Charleston Coroner

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Charleston

The names and identities of all nine victims of the Wednesday night shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church have been named. Among the fallen are students, librarians and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.

State Sen. Pinckney had previously been identified as one of the victims, as the State Legislature remembered the leader Thursday during session. A single rose and a black mourning cloth were placed over his desk. Sen. Katrina Shealy recalls to The State ,...

Vigil Held at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church for Victims of Emanuel Church Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Morris Brown

The Post and Courier reports that hundreds gathered at the Morris Brown A.M.E. Church on Thursday to honor the victims of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

Family members of the victims, legislators, community members, and neighbors gathered inside the church where A.M.E. pastors spoke. After the church filled to capacity, filing down streets and sidewalks, were countless others singing “We Shall Overcome”, “Amazing Grace” and “This Little Light of Mine.”

Gov. Nikki Haley was...

Emanuel Church Shooting Suspect Apprehended in Shelby, N.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Dylan Roof

The State reports that a source, close to the investigation of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, says that Dylann Roof has been captured Thursday in Shelby, N.C.

Authorities on Thursday named 21-year old Dylann Storm Roof, of Lexington County, as the suspect in the shooting that killed nine, including Sen. Clementa Pinckney and Allen University Alumni Tywanza Sanders .

According to the Post and Courier , in a bulletin that dispatchers distributed...

Emanuel AME Church Shooter Identified

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Dylann Roof

As Palmetto Scene previously reported, nine were fatally shot at historic Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street during a midweek prayer meeting late Wednesday evening. As of Thursday morning the shooter remained unidentified, but now authorities have named the suspect as Dylann Stormm Roof, a 21-year-old resident of Lexington county, reports The State .

Roof’s Facebook page reveals that he is a graduate of White Knoll High School.

According to The State ,...

Fatal Shooting at Charleston Church

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Church

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture."

-NAACP President Cornell Williams Brown to ABC

People across South Carolina and the nation are still reeling over the news that nine victims, six women and three men, were shot in a historic Charleston church on Wednesday evening, in what is now being described as one of the...

Charleston Reacts to Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Vigil

Charleston, the state of South Carolina and the country continue to try and make some sense out of the incomprehensible tragedy that occurred on Wednesday evening, as nine victims were gunned down in a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church on Calhoun Street.

Members of the Palmetto Scene team were able to partake in the outpouring of love and support that filled the streets of Charleston, the vigil at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church and...

Q&A | A Conversation with Mike DuBose, Business Owner

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

 Mike DuBose, Business Owner

Mike DuBose was born into a family with an entrepreneurial streak dating back to the early 1900s. Despite a potential genetic predisposition to lead, however, DuBose’s family never directly taught him how to start, manage, or own a business. He earned his knowledge through experience, making up for what he lacked in formal business education through mistakes, failures, and successes. These gave him a broad background of knowledge on how to run—and how not to...

Q&A | Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Anthony Ambler is the dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina .

Ambler has earned his undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Previously to coming to USC, Ambler was the chairman of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Q: How did...

The Success Story of Sara Oswald, from Midlands Tech to Harvard University

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Sara Oswaldo smiling at the camera

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Once upon a time there was a girl who lived in Blythewood, South Carolina.

Daughter of a farmer and granddaughter of a well driller, she never imagined herself having an office in the same college that would pave the way for her future career.

Sara Oswald is now an Advisor for the international honors society Phi Theta Kappa at Midlands Technical College. Her journey to get there was far from...

Q&A | A Conversation with Edson Munekata, Owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Edson Munekata, Owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Photo courtesy of Edson Munekata

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Edson Munekata is the owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse , located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. The restaurant is an authentic “Churrascaria,” a place where meat is cooked in “churrasco” style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese for “barbecue.”

Edson is originally from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, and has been living in the U.S. for over 30 years. He has been...

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