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“Triumph over Tragedy”: A Front Row Seat

July 15, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by X. Blake
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It has been quite a remarkable three weeks. After the tragedy on that Wednesday night, I spent Thursday afternoon at Morris Brown A.M.E., attending the prayer vigil for those now known as the Charleston 9. It was an incredibly touching day. I was asked to go back down on...

South Carolina: Confederate Flag History Made

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Y. Ortiz
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South Carolinians comment on the historic day as the Confederate flag is removed from the State House grounds.

Healing Continues with Flag Removal

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Y. Ortiz
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South Carolinians speak about what the removal of the flag means to them as the state continues to heal.

Confederate Flag No Longer Flies on S.C. State House Grounds

July 10, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Brown
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After years of debate, South Carolina state troopers removed the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds in seven minutes. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people flooded downtown Columbia on Friday in order to witness the historic moment. Emotional onlookers...

Reaction to Confederate Flag Removal

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Geer
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It was a historic day in South Carolina as Governor Haley signed the bill into law that will remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. Palmetto Scene was there, interviewing South Carolinians and lawmakers about the historic day.

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports . After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen...

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Esselman
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With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical...

On Third Reading, the S.C. Senate Has Voted to Remove the Confederate Flag

July 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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On third reading, the South Carolina Senate has voted 36-3 in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. On Monday, the South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 in favor, CBS News reports . According to a report from the Huffington Post, Senator Vincent...

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

June 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
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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...

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

June 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by M. Ziehe
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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...