Politicians across the South are distancing themselves from the Confederate battle flag, but tributes to slaveocracy and its racist legacy persist around the country.
After reading the names and short biographies of the slain, the mournful airs gave way to determination as the emcees brought forth speakers from the crowd.
One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.
Twenty thousand people came together on a bridge in Charleston, marching in the name of love and unity against racist violence that took the lives of nine people in a historic black church. .
The Confederate flag features prominently in photos of the white youth arrested and charged with the murders.
Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
Cleveland police are noted for being among the most brutal and incompetent police forces in the country.
A failing criminal justice system proves that we are not living in a "post-racial" era.
Victims of police torture would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package.
No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police