Race Matters

Greenville Instututions Take on Community and Racial Equality

June 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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If no other metric would convey the weight Greenville County’s institutions and residents are giving the discussion of how to dismantle ingrained racism in the county, the attendance at Tuesday’s Community Matters online forum would do it. Roughly 200 people logged in to...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Pandemic Highs & Economic Woes

June 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
USC football coach Will Muschamp marches with players and other protesters outside of the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 9, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes you to the latest protest outside of the governor’s mansion to hear what organizers want to see from local authorities, plus why University of South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp...

SC Lede: Fighting In Memory Of George Floyd

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Thousands gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 2, 2020, we take you to Saturday’s protests in Columbia spurred by the death of George Floyd, which started with thousands gathered peacefully at the State House before devolving into isolated acts of destruction by a...

Chester Prays for Unity, Healing Amid Violence

June 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey doesn’t want his county to make the news because it’s on fire. “I don’t want [Chester] to look like burning buildings,” he said. “I want the world to see Chester as unified.” To show the type of unity as the example Dorsey wants to set, he...

Charleston Business Owners Face Violence Following George Floyd Protests

May 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Businesses boarded up on King Street in Charleston

The city that displayed a wealth of grace in the aftermath of the massacre at Mother Emanuel and the shooting death of Walter Scott somehow succumbed Saturday night to the violence erupting nationwide following yet another senseless death, this time thousands of miles away...

Rock Hill Marches for George Floyd, May Get Citizens Review

May 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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On Saturday morning, about 1,000 residents of all ages and races gathered in Rock Hill’s Fountain Park to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in the custody of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s death sparked protests in cities across the...

Juneteenth: The Second Independence Day

June 19, 2018 - Posted in History by Shannon Simmons
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Juneteenth, the mash-up of the two words June and Nineteenth, is sometimes called the second independence day. June 19th marks the day in 1865 when African American slaves in Galveston, Texas finally received news that they were freed, two years after the signing of the...

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