South Carolina

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

An autopsy revealed unusually severe brain disease in the frontal lobe of the former NFL player accused of fatally shooting six people in Rock Hill, South Carolina before killing himself in April, authorities announced Tuesday.

Dawn Staley, who recently signed a landmark $22.4 million, seven-year contract, said it’s simply a numbers game when looking at the demographics of who plays the sport compared to who gets the most opportunities to lead them.

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld Dylann Roof’s conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation, saying the legal record cannot even capture the “full horror” of what he did.

A small historically Black college in South Carolina is offering all full-time students free tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.

York County and Rock Hill, South Carolina prosecutors released Rock Hill police body cam video Thursday and dropped the charge against one of two brothers arrested June 23, reports South Carolina’s News & Observer. The arrests sparked race-related protests and raised issues about the use of police force.

Since the country’s founding, no Black woman has ever served as a governor in the United States. But South Carolina Democratic state Sen. Mia McLeod says she’s the person who can change that, despite the fact that Democrats haven’t been elected to a statewide office there in 15 years.

A Columbia, South Carolina woman was rightfully sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting into the homes of her Black and Hispanic neighbors with racist intentions in mind.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The historic South Carolina city of Charleston was removing a symbol of its legacy on Wednesday, sending crews to take away a statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation toward civil war. After a nightlong struggle to dislodge it, city […]

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WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted inside, the buses broadcast enough bandwidth […]

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When South Carolina’s governor ordered all public schools closed in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Benedict College administrators had already started to prepare for a potential closure. Benedict, a small historically Black private liberal arts college in Columbia, has a student population of just over 2,000. When the school decided to close, […]

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Plans to construct a memorial to honor the nine African American worshippers who were killed at a South Carolina church in 2015 are moving forward. The Mother Emanuel Memorial Foundation announced Bank of America is giving them a $250,000 grant. Construction is estimated to cost about $10 million. With this new grant, the foundation now […]