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During an appearance with Bill O’Reilly tonight to talk Charleston, Martin Luther King III expressed his concerns about the influence of violent video games on popular culture. “Look at video games,” King said. “Our children play video games and 7 out of 10 of them are violent. Some of our movies are very violent, and …

The families of the nine Charleston victims have gone through unbelievable tragedy, and yet today in court, members of some of the families confronted shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof and spoke words of forgiveness. Representatives from the families of Ethel Lance,Myra Thompson, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, and Reverend DePayne Middleton-Doctor were there in court as Roof’s …

Despite the renewed debate over whether the Confederate flag in South Carolina is a symbol of Southern heritage or a reminder of racism, it has become clear that doing anything about it will take time. That’s because deep-seated legal processes and staunch partisan (and racial) divisions make it very difficult to remove the flag from its …

Just when you thought the horrendous shootings in Charleston, South Carolina couldn’t get any worse, the Internet intervened to help sour your day. At least, that’s the word from a white supremacist South African party arguing that the now infamous image of Dylann Roof wearing a jacket with Apartheid-era flags on it was Photoshopped. Feel free to take a …

Wait a minute, did Mitt Romney actually start something? Probably not, as his Twitter pronouncement regarding the need to remove the Confederate flag from its current prominence in South Carolina wasn’t the first of its kind. Current GOP candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham and othershave already given their two cents, but Romney was one of the most high-profile political …

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the 83rd annual U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco on Saturday morning. Among other things, she addressed Wednesday night’s shooting at the historic Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and the renewed discussion of gun control and the second amendment. Reflecting on her time in Arkansas, …

Despite there being no real reason for it, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is back in the national news again. Why? Oh, just a little matter of providing volunteer armed security to several churches in his constituency. Specifically, Arpaio plans out using his corps of armed Arizona volunteers to help make churchgoers feel just a little bit …

On Wednesday night, an unidentified man shot and killed nine people at the historically all-black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Aside from a few recently released surveillance photos, very little is known about the suspect, which is why the Charleston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man …

A large group of black teens rampaged through Charleston neighborhoods, targeting innocent people early Sunday. James Johnson, who was at the forefront of local protests after Scott’s shooting death, said he had not heard any explanation for the teens’ behavior. “The Walter Scott incident is fresh in their minds, and then there’s Baltimore,” he said. …