Local obituary notices in Charleston, SC
4 hrs ago | via Murfreesboro Post
Fred Clark Snell, age 89 of Murfreesboro, died July 2, 2015. He was a native of the Barfield Community Mr. Snell was a member of Farris Chapel United Methodist Church and a 1944 graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School. Comment?
10 hrs ago | via Freshnews
Americans across the nation are being asked today to pause, "text less," and "live more," by Merritt's Way , an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and getting behind the wheel while texting or streaming on social media. Merritt's Way, and the TextLess Live More campaign, was launched in memory of 18-year-old Merritt Levitan, of Boston, who was killed while biking cross-country from Charleston, S.C., to Santa Monica, Calif. Comment?
Thursday | via CNN
Thousands of people march on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, June 21. People crossed the bridge, which spans the Cooper River, from Mount Pleasant to Charleston, joining hands in a unity chain to mourn the Emanuel AME Church shooting. Police arrested Dylann Storm Roof in the slayings of nine people at a prayer meeting at the church. Comment?
Thursday | via SILive.com
A group calling itself Disarm NYPD held a flag-burning protest in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Wednesday night. Bravo for them. Comment?
Thursday | via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey walked into his hotel in Beacon, N.Y., on June 17, and saw the news on a TV in the lobby: Nine people had been shot and killed inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. He couldn't sleep, and the events festered in Mulvey's mind for 36 hours. Then on Friday, he read that the Confederate flag was flying over the South Carolina Confederate Monument, within view of the State House, where the other flags were at half-staff. Comment?
Wednesday | via WRIC-TV Richmond
A report from the New York Post says TV Land has pulled reruns of the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" from its network. While TV Land has not issued a comment, it appears the show, set in the south, was pulled for its use of the Confederate battle flag, popularly emblazoned atop the General Lee - the Duke boys' famous car. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via The New York Observer
Brooklyn Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo attacked an online anarchist group's plans to ignite American and Confederate flags tonight in a park in her district-an act the radicals intend to protest the murder of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist in Charleston, S.C. last month and what they called "America's long history of institutionalized racism and murderous violence against black people." Ms. Cumbo, a black Democrat representing a traditionally African-American but swiftly gentrifying swath of the borough, criticized the group "Disarm the NYPD" and its planned 7:30 flag burning in Fort Greene Park in a statement sent to the Observer. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via FOX Carolina
The last of the funerals for the nine victims of the June 17 Charleston Emanuel AME church shooting is scheduled for South Carolina's capital city, followed by burial at the Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery. An Army veteran, Simmons was a minister at several AME churches in the state. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Salon
When my husband died at 37, I needed a sign he was OK. I got it -- but could my new love handle a real ghost story? Steve, the man who would become my second husband, thought he had heard everything he needed to know about my first husband, Robb. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Examiner.com
On Tuesday, the Blaze, other conservative sites as well as military related websites are reporting that a group of anarchists , liberals, and communists plan to burn the American flag , tomorrow, July 1, 2015, just days before the 4th of July weekend. An unknown group named, Disarm NYPD , has launched the disturbing event enticing hatred for the flag, the United States, and those who served and died defending the United States. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Post and Courier
Chris Singleton talks about playing baseball for the first time since the death of his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Chris Singleton was nervous as he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via WRUF-AM Gainesville
A Confederate soldier statue stands outside of the Alachua County Administration Building. The monument's downtown location is raising concern in the local community due to the recent Charleston massacre. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Noozhawk
This weekend the United States marks 239 years since the founders boldly asserted certain "truths to be self evident." They stated early in the Declaration of Independence that "All men are created equal," and are entitled to "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Pipestone County Star
James Daugherty, Johns Island, S.C. died June 28, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 3 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at Johns Island. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Common Dreams
On Friday, June 24, I turned on my television to watch the funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine people shot dead at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. President Obama sang "Amazing Grace" at a time when many in the nation are mourning not only for the lost lives of the Emanuel 9, but the loss of black life that is stitched into the fabric of this country. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via WSOCTV
Tuesday would have been Cherica Adams' 40th birthday. The pregnant mother was killed in a murder plot orchestrated by former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth in 1999. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via WIS-TV Columbia
Today friends and family are paying their respects to Reverend Daniel Simmons Senior, one of the Emanuel 9 shooting victims. Officials say his viewing is at 1:20 p.m. at Greater Saint Luke AME on Gordon Street in Charleston. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Counterpunch
If ever a cause was unworthy, that cause was the US Confederacy. If ever a cause was righteously defeated, it was the cause of the US Confederacy. Comment?
Monday Jun 29 | via Yes! Magazine
She showed us that we liberate ourselves through our actions. She reminded us, in the midst of deep sorrow, that we, who want to see a better America, must keep living, fighting, breathing, doing. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 23 | via BlogHer
In the week that my mother passed away, my inbox was flooded with emails of support and friendship. My community texted me, some even called, to tell me they were there for me and that I could count on them for anything I needed. Comment?
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