Emanuel AME

Charleston Shootings: Full Interview with Rev. Joseph Darby

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by 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,...

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

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by 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...

Charleston Finding a Way to Heal

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer

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 Shootings: The Full Interview with Mayor Riley

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by 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...

Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

June 25, 2015 - Posted in News by S. Simmons

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...

Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

June 24, 2015 - Posted in News by V. Ortiz

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...

A Man of the People, Senator Clementa Pinckney

June 24, 2015 - Posted in News by Yolian Ortiz

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...

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

June 23, 2015 - Posted in News by Marina Ziehe

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...

Charleston Meets in the Middle

June 22, 2015 - Posted in News by Katie Geer

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...

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

June 22, 2015 - Posted in News by V. Ortiz

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...

Website Linked with Charleston Shooting Suspect is Being Investigated

June 22, 2015 - Posted in News by V. Ortiz

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...

Historic Churches in Charleston Will Ring Bells in Unity on Sunday

June 19, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park

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...

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

June 19, 2015 - Posted in News by Andrea Esselman

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...

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

June 19, 2015 - Posted in News by S. Simmons

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...

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

June 18, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park

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...