Gadsden’s Wharf, a former slave docking port in Charleston, will soon get a positive makeover as the International African American Museum.

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Today, Charleston, South Carolina, has a reputation of being one of America’s friendliest cities and a popular travel destination for vacationers nationwide. The “Holy City” was also once regarded as the national’s capital of the international slave trade, with 40 to 60 percent of slaves landing in the New World within the region. Sullivan’s Island, […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers. The new documentary, “Emanuel,” explores life after the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, as family […]

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"After we looked at the evidence and read the laws, and looked at the things that were presented to us by the judge, we had to come to find out that he didn't do anything malicious," the foreman said.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston church last year was allowed to act as his own attorney in his federal death penalty trial Monday. Dylann Roof‘s request came against his lawyers’ advice, and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he would reluctantly accept the […]

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials offered details Tuesday about their official two-year review of the police department in North Charleston, where a former officer faces state and federal charges in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. Chief Noble Wray of the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services office, or COPS, […]

The former employee claims he was hit with frying pans and beat with belts during the end of his nearly two-decade-long employment by the family.

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio — without television cameras or any other media in tow — has been paying tribute to nine African-American worshippers were shot to death earlier this year. Before attending a town hall meeting Monday night in South Carolina, Rubio made a visit to the Charleston church […]

Charged with 33 federal crimes, Dylan Roof pleaded not guilty under the advisement of lawyer.

  Sometimes things happen so fast you don’t realize their importance; until someone like a Sybil Wilkes makes you take note of it. Tuesday morning during the commercial break just before my segment here on the TJMS Sybil asked me if I was planning on writing about my experience in South Carolina in the past […]

In a shocking admission, Director James Comey says the FBI made a clerical error in its background check for Dylann Roof.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night’s revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church’s members, including the pastor. A churchgoer herself, Simmons admits […]