Obama Eulogizes the Rev. Clementa Pinckney by Singing “Amazing Grace” – Nine Dead at Emanuel AME Church Massacre – Victims List – Suspect Wanted to Start Civil War2 – President Obama Speaks

Obama eulogizes pastor in Charleston shooting. Obama sings Amazing Grace at funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney. Washington (CNN) Preside… [FULL SPEECH]


Pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney and Eight members killed during Prayer Meeting

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THV11 of Little Rock aired and story that was totally not news nor news worthy.  Arkansas Flag and Banner –  Sales of Confederate Rebel Flag increase 1600% Following Charleston Church Shooting. Kerry McCoy is owner of Arkansas Flag and Banner maintains that the flag is part of her heritage yet she also president of a black heritage foundation Dreamland Ballroom 
which is housed in same building as her store selling confederate merchandise. What a conflict of interest. Dale Charles President of NAACP held a news conference protesting the confederate merchandise being sold.  Kerry McCoy, is  Founder of Dreamland Ballroom and have received tens of thousand of dollars for the preservation of The Black Cultural  Taborian Hall Dreamland Ballroom. Are the funds for the Dreamland Ballroom going to promote her racist confederate cultural center?  Is she running a scam on the black community? It appears that the only thing being preserve by the Dreamland money is the Confederate Cultural Center.
Dreamland Ballroom was a proud host to musical greats such as:
♦ Ray Charles♦ Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra♦ B. B. King, The Blues Boy♦ Lloyd Armon and Swingsters♦ Duke Ellington♦ Jimmy Witherspoon♦ Blind Al Hibbler♦ Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzie Gillespie♦ Etta “Wallflower” James
♦ “Tear Drop Girl” Ruth Brown♦ Nat “King” Cole and His Trio
♦ Louis Jordan.

NAACP asks local flag store to stop selling Confederate …

Little Rock NAACP President Dale Charles

The banned old flag

Controversy swirls in Little Rock over Confederate flag.

click to enlargeTIME TO GO: Confederate flags should be relegated to museums, said the NAACP's Dale Charles.

  • TIME TO GO: Confederate flags should be relegated to museums, said the NAACP’s Dale Charles.
A flag is, of course, just a piece of cloth. We are the ones who turn it into something more than cotton or polyester. Since the June 18 massacre at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, however, America has been doing some soul searching over the Confederate flag, the most enduring symbol of the Confederacy.
Soon after the arrest of the alleged killer, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof, a website was found featuring a racist manifesto and multiple photos of Roof posing with his pistol and the Confederate battle flag. Within the week, Alabama and other Southern states had furled the Confederate flags that flew over their Capitol grounds, and giant retailers like Walmart, Amazon and eBay said they would no longer sell items bearing the well-known image. In Arkansas, there is a growing call to remove the fourth and highest star in the center of the Arkansas state flag, which represents our membership in the Confederacy.
In Central Arkansas, for now, a good bit of the controversy over the Confederate flag seems to have settled on the doorstep of Little Rock’s Arkansas Flag and Banner. The business is located at 800 W. Ninth St. in Taborian Hall, whose storied Dreamland Ballroom once hosted some of America’s greatest African-American entertainers before urban renewal efforts and the construction of Interstate 630 destroyed most of the city’s black business district along Ninth. The Arkansas chapter of the NAACP held a protest there over the weekend, demanding that Arkansas Flag and Banner stop selling the flag.
Dale Charles, the president of the Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP, said the Confederate battle flag symbolized the fight to preserve slavery and should be consigned to the museums. “If you know [slavery was] wrong,” Charles said, “why would you want to continue to keep that as the symbol of your history? You should be ashamed of it and try to get rid of it.”
Asked what he says to people who say the Confederate flag is about history, not hate, Charles said that the two ideas weren’t mutually exclusive. “History can be hate. History is hate in a lot of instances,” he said. “In this case, it is hate. It is about history. But it’s a dark history that should not be continued and should not be celebrated. History belongs in museums. Not out on cars, and not out on state capitol grounds.”
In speaking about the controversy, Charles noted a terrible coincidence. In 1957, six women and three men integrated Little Rock’s Central High School. The same number, six women and three men, died in Charleston. Charles said that while Walmart, eBay, Amazon and others have the right to continue selling the flag, their move to stop selling it is a hopeful sign.
“They have the right,” he said. “But somebody made the decision to say, ‘I will no longer continue to make a profit, like the South did off of slaves, with something that is inhumane, that is wrong, that dehumanized a group of people.’ ” Asked if the Little Rock NAACP will continue its campaign to get Flag and Banner to stop selling the flag, Charles said that while he didn’t want to telegraph its next move, last week’s press conference was “the first step.”
Sericia Cole, director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, said she believes it’s time to consign the Confederate battle flag to museums, where it can be put into the context of history. Speaking for herself and not on behalf of the museum, Cole said that the flag is a symbol that still has power, especially for African Americans. When she sees a Confederate flag on a car or on a flagpole, it doesn’t bring to mind history. Her first reaction is that the person who is displaying it would not want to talk to an African American.
“I know there are some people who say that it’s just a symbol,” she said. “But symbolism has a great effect on our psyche. It creates a visceral reaction for people, a palpable reaction, and those reactions are usually negative for African Americans.”
Cole said that after an event like the murders in Charleston, it’s important for the nation to begin to talk about the issues at hand. While African Americans have been largely silent until now about their feelings about the Confederate flag, Cole said, “if you really listen to them, you know it’s more than just a piece of cloth. It symbolizes something hateful and hurtful and painful in history. We’re trying to move forward. If we’re trying to move forward, let’s move forward with symbols that are more positive and indicative of our desire to be in solidarity with one another as Americans.”
Speaking before the NAACP protest, Arkansas Flag and Banner owner Kerry McCoy said that before the controversy over the flag, sales of Confederate flags and associated items were “not even 1 percent of 1 percent of their sales,” with its biggest seller being Confederate flag bikinis. Since the flag started coming down, however, McCoy said she had sold more Confederate flags than she had in the past 10 years. She believes that most of the sales are just about people wanting what seems forbidden.
“We’ve had several people call and say, ‘I don’t even care about the Confederate flag, but when somebody tells me I can’t have it, I want one. I’m just buying it to put in a closet,’ ” she said. “As soon as you say you can’t have it, everybody wants it. It’s crazy, but that’s just human nature.”
McCoy said that those trying to see the flag banned were ignoring the real issue. In the photos of killer Dylann Storm Roof, she notes, he’s got a gun in one hand and a flag in the other. “It’s not the flag that killed those people. It’s the gun that killed them,” she said. “If we want to talk about something, we need to talk about the gun that killed those people. How does a nut end up with a gun? I don’t know the answer.”
While McCoy says she thinks it’s fine for large retailers like Walmart and Amazon to take a stand and stop selling Confederate flag items, the founder of the Black Heritage Dreamland and owner of Arkansas Flag and Banner is  said, “I specialize in a certain product line,” she said. “This is my product line. … I’m not here for censorship. I’m not a politician, and I’m not here to judge. I also sell the gay pride flag. I get plenty of hate mail about the gay pride flag. I can’t judge anybody.”
In addition to the familiar Confederate battle flag, Arkansas Flag and Banner also sells a half-dozen historic flags related to the Civil War, including the Bonnie Blue Flag, the campaign headquarters flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee; and the first, second and third national flags that flew over the Confederacy during its existence. McCoy says that she tries to steer those seeking the Confederate battle flag to other, more historic flags. She says that while she hates that the Confederate flag has been adopted by hate groups and has become a symbol of racism, the flag also serves as a reminder of those who perished in the Civil War.

KKK Plans Pro-Confederate Flag Rally In South Carolina

Members of the Ku Klux Klan have announced plans to rally next month in South Carolina in support of the Confederate flag.
State officials confirmed to The Washington Post that the Loyal White Knights chapter of the KKK got permission to meet at the statehouse in Columbia on July 18. The group’s website says it is the largest Klan in America.
James Spears, whose title is “great titan” of the Pelham, North Carolina, group, told Politico the rally would center around the organization’s opposition to the Confederate flag being removed from outside the statehouse, which Spears told the publication was done “for all the wrong reasons.”
“It’s part of white people’s culture,” he said.
The rally is set to take place just a month after 21-year-old Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire in a black church in Charleston, killing nine people. While the community continues to heal, and some family members of the victims have forgiven Roof, Spears told Politico he feels “sorry for the boy.”
“I think he picked the wrong target,” Spears said. “A better target for him would have been these gang-bangers, running around rapping, raping and stealing.”
Robert Jones, a “grand dragon” for the chapter, told Charleston-area newspaper The Post and Courier that Roof is a “young warrior.”
“If you’re white and proud, join the crowd,” the message says of the planned rally. “Save our land, join the Klan.”

White Suspect…

Sat In Prayer Meeting For Nearly An Hour Before Opening Fire…

Federal Hate Crime Investigation…


Horror At Historic Black Church…


‘Killed Because They Were Black’… 

Pinckney lies in state as Confederate flag flies…

 COLUMBIA, S.C., June 24 (UPI) — The
coffin of Clementa Pinckney, a South Carolina state senator and pastor
of a church where he and eight others were shot, arrived Wednesday at
the state house where a much-debated Confederate flag still flies.A horse-drawn caisson brought Pinckney’s body
to the South Carolina State House, where he was scheduled to lie in
state for four hours. When the coffin arrived, the Confederate flag was
flying as part of a Civil War memorial on the state house grounds.

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That particular Confederate flag — and indeed the Confederate emblem in general — has faced much backlash in the wake of the racially motivated shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, which left nine people dead.

Images spread of the alleged shooter posing next to Confederate flags, which are often associated with white supremacist groups.

Some argued flying the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House while Pinckney lies in state is offensive.

Charleston Shooting Victims Identified – ABC News

Charleston Shooting Victims Identified

Rev. Clementa Pinckney
Pinckney, 41, was a father to two children, Eliana and Malana, according to the Emanuel African Methodist
Episcopal Church website. He received his first appointment as a pastor
at age 18. He was first elected to the state’s House of Representatives
in 1996 at age 23, and in 2000 he was elected to the state Senate.

PHOTO: Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney is seen speaking at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. in an image made from a video posted to YouTube on Feb. 20, 2015.

Mullikin Law Firm/YouTube
PHOTO:
Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney is seen speaking at the Emanuel AME church in
Charleston, S.C. in an image made from a video posted to YouTube on
Feb. 20, 2015.
“Senator Clementa C. Pinckney was a leader in the Senate of South
Carolina, a strong advocate for his constituents, a great pastor and
community leader, but most importantly, a cherished and loved husband,
father and son,” South Carolina Sen. Hugh Leatherman said in a statement
today.
Rev. Sharonda Singleton
The Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45, one of the handful of ministerial staff of Emanuel AME Church, was killed Wednesday night.
She was reportedly a speech therapist and girls’ track and field coach at Goose Creek High School.
“As a teacher and a coach, she was very professional in everything she
did,” former Goose Creek athletic director Chuck Reedy told The Post and Courier. “She was an excellent role model for all of our students, in the way she carried herself. She was just first class.”
Her son Chris Singleton participated in vigils Thursday, reflecting on his mother’s life.
“My Mom was a God-fearing woman, and she loved everybody with all her
heart, and to the other families, I’m sorry about what happened,”
Singleton said. “Obviously you guys are as devastated as we are, but I
know for a fact that things will get better as time goes on.”
Chris Singleton, who plays baseball at Charleston Southern University, said he was thinking about his mother’s smile.
“I just say, ‘Love is always stronger than hate,’ so if we would just
love the way my mom would, then hate won’t be anywhere close to what
love is,” he said.
Myra Thompson
Another woman, named Myra Thompson, 59, was killed at the church, where a bible study group was meeting Wednesday night.
Tywanza Sanders
Tywanza Sanders, 26, a 2014 graduate of Allen University’s division of
business administration in Columbia, South Carolina, also died.

PHOTO: Officials from Allen University confirmed that Tywanza Sanders, pictured here in a Facebook profile photo, was among those killed in the AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.

Tywanza Sanders/Facebook
PHOTO:
Officials from Allen University confirmed that Tywanza Sanders,
pictured here in a Facebook profile photo, was among those killed in the
AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.
“He was a quiet, well-known student who was committed to his education,”
according to a statement from Allen University, a historically Black
college located in Columbia, South Carolina.
“He presented a warm and helpful spirit as he interacted with his
colleagues. Mr. Sanders was participating in the Bible Study session at
Mother Emanuel church at the time of the shooting.”
Ethel Lee Lance
Ethel Lee Lance, 70, a sexton at the church, was also killed in the shooting.
“Granny was the heart of the family,” her grandson Jon Quil Lance told The Post and Courier outside Medical University Hospital.
She had worked at the church for more than 30 years, he told the newspaper.
“She’s a Christian, hardworking; I could call my granny for anything. I don’t have anyone else like that,” he said.
Cynthia Hurd
Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a 31-year employee of the Charleston County Public
Library, according to its Facebook page. The St. Andrews Regional
Manager “dedicated her life to serving and improving the lives of
others,” the library stated. To honor Hurd and the others killed, the
Charleston County Public Library’s 16 locations are closed today.

PHOTO: The Charleston County Public Library confirmed that Cynthia Hurd, a long time employee, was one of the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.

Charleston County Public Library
PHOTO:
The Charleston County Public Library confirmed that Cynthia Hurd, a
long time employee, was one of the victims of the Emanuel AME Church
shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.
Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sr.
The Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sr., 74, a retired pastor from another church in Charleston, died in the shooting.

PHOTO: Rev. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr. was confirmed by the Charleston County Coroner as a victim of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.

Obtained by ABC News
PHOTO:
Rev. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr. was confirmed by the Charleston County
Coroner as a victim of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.
Simmons attended Emanuel AME Church every Sunday for services and
Wednesdays for bible study, his daughter-in-law, Arcelia Simmons of
Newport News, Virginia, said.
Simmons was the only victim who did not die at the church but in the hospital’s operating room.
Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor
The Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49, also died in the shooting.

PHOTO: Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, a victim in the church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015 is seen in her Facebook profile photo.

DePayne Middleton/Facebook
PHOTO:
Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, a victim in the church shooting in
Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015 is seen in her Facebook profile photo.
Susie Jackson
Susie Jackson, 87, was the oldest victim of the church shooting.

PHOTO: The Charleston County Coroner identified Susie Jackson, 87, as the oldest victim of the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015.

Courtesy Tim Jackson
PHOTO:
The Charleston County Coroner identified Susie Jackson, 87, as the
oldest victim of the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C. on
June 17, 2015.

Charleston Prayer Meeting Massacre

Reprint from Solon

The historic African-American Emanuel AME Methodist Church was assaulted by at least one white gunman on Wednesday evening in Charleston, South Carolina. At least nine people have been confirmed dead.

The
story is still developing. At present, Charleston authorities are
reporting that this mass shooting and likely right-wing domestic
terrorist assault is a hate crime.

While this horrific event is
one more murderous and racist blow to the African-American community in
Charleston–the killing of Walter Scott by a white thug cop being the
most high-profile and recent offense–the reporting on the mass shooting
at Emanuel Baptist is an additional affront via the White Racial Frame as practiced by the mainstream news media.

(Facebook) A photo of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof wears Rhodesian and South African Apartheid flag patches

 Both of these flags represent defunct African governments whose regimes
were controlled by white minorities. Both countries had racial
segregation policies, and as a result they are admired by many American
white supremacists.

As
shown on MSNBC Wednesday night, a local Charleston reporter asked a
group of African-American activists, community leaders what the black community could do to prevent events like the mass shooting at Emanuel Baptist. This bizarre moment continued
with the reporter seemingly rejecting the obvious–that racism is an
obvious element in the white-on-black murders committed at Emanuel
Baptist–and doubling down by suggesting that the black community gives
comfort to “snitches,” thus wondering if black folks will in fact turn
in a white domestic terrorist who had killed at least nine people.

The
headline on the breaking news report about the Charleston shooting was
an additional example of how the White Racial Frame dominates news
coverage. MSNBC’s screen read “Police searching for 21-year-old
suspect.” He was not described as “white”: the American news media is
much more likely to racially mark black and brown suspects in crimes,
and to include their racial description (or religious/ethnic as in
the ubiquitous ”Arab” or “Muslim” “terrorist.”

To watch such a series of questions being asked
to a community that only several hours ago suffered a viciously violent
terrorist attack is wholly unbelievable. Yet somehow black Americans are
so disrespected, derided and associated with criminality that they are
responsible for their own murders by a white domestic terrorist.

White
right-wing domestic terrorism is one of the greatest threats to public
safety and security in post 9/11 United States of America. Such a
plain-spoken fact is verboten in mainstream American public discourse.

As
such, there are several phrases and words that are likely to not be
used by the corporate news media in the discussions of the Charleston
mass murders at the Emanuel Baptist Church.

They include:

1.
What is radicalizing white men to commit such acts of domestic
terrorism and mass shootings? Are Fox News and the right-wing media
encouraging violence?

2. Is something wrong with the white family? Why are their sons and men so violent?

3. What should law enforcement and white politicians do about white crime?

4. Is the Charleston mass shooting just one more sign that America needs sensible and reasonable gun control policies?

5. Where are the white fathers in the white home?

6. When will white leadership step up and stop white right-wing domestic terrorism?

7. Is White American culture pathological? Why is White America so violent?

8.
Are there appropriate role models for white men and boys? Could better
role models and mentoring help to prevent white men and boys from
committing mass shootings and being seduced by right-wing domestic
terrorism?

Once and again, white privilege is the power to be the
ultimate individual where one’s actions and behavior rarely if ever
reflects on the collective character of white people en masse. By
comparison, Black and brown Americans, Muslims, Arabs and the Other more
generally are routinely subjected to group punishment and demonization.

White
Americans will not have to look in the mirror and ask, “what does it
feel like to be a problem.” In the aftermath of recurring mass shooting
events, and right-wing domestic terrorism, it is essential that they
start to practice such acts of introspection in the interest of the
Common Good.

  1. Terrorist Dylan Storm Roof Arrested

     

    politicalhotwire.com/…dylan-storm-roofarrested.htmlCached
    COLUMBIA – Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the killing of 9
    people in an historic black church in downtown Charleston, was taken
    into custody Thursday in Shelby, N.C., partner station WLTX reported,
    citing an unidentified law enforcement source.

Why we must call Dylann Roof a terrorist

  1. Charleston judge with racist history says killer’s family

    Was the Charleston Church Massacre a Sacrifice to Baphomet?

    1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/21/kurtis-cook-dylann-roof_n_7633358.html

      Kurtis Cook, Texas Volunteer Firefighter, Fired After Writing That Dylann Roof ‘Needs To Be Praised’


      GOING VIRAL: TX firefighter fired after
      post

      Comments:

       Kurtis Cook is voicing the views of Albert Pike and so many Scottish Rite Freemasons. 

      The crime that took place at the Emanuel AME was an assassination of Senator Pinckney and his church members were collateral damage. Dylann Roof was a hired assassin. The assassination was a masonic hit. The Mother Supreme Council of the World of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,” was founded in Charleston South Carolina. Cook racist views are the same as the KKK. The KKK was founded by Albert Pike who was head of the Scottish Rite Freemason in Charleston. Charleston County Magistrate James Gosnell Jr., as well as the other possible judges will be high degree Scottish Rite Masons. A Mason can not pass judgement on another Freemason nor his son. Dylann Roof father Franklin Roof who brought Dylann the gun used to assassinate Senator Pinckney is a Scottish Rite mason. Real justice can not be obtain in South Carolina for the assassination of Sen. Pinckney and the murder of the other eight members of Emanuel AME church. Masonry runs deep South Carolina in both the black and white community.

      Sam J Templin ·  Top Commenter · 3D Artist – Generalist at Free Lancer

      Well, it’s better that these guys speak up and get removed instead of keeping quite and not knowing they exist. Volunteer firefighter is a rather trivial position, other offices of Government and authority on the other hand…

       

      Mitch Johnesee ·  Top Commenter · Owner-Operator at Catharsis Books

      Robert Palmer I don’t doubt you for a second, as I’ve met some great people from Texas…but I’ve also encountered a large number of Texans who would agree wholeheartedly with Cook’s sentiments.

       

      Dea Elmi ·  ·  Top Commenter · Austin, Texas · 103 followers

      No surpises here, I bet lots of Texans secretly are happy of the brutal murder of those good citizens in Charlston, many down here live for stuff like this and hate us. It is palpable. I hate it here and actually keep my interactions to a miniumn when possible.

       

      Dave Parks ·  Top Commenter · Writer/Editor at Freelancer

      Rick Perry accidentally called the massacre an “accident.” Later, his campaign said he really meant “incident.” I’m unsure if that’s any better.

       

      Ann Romanello ·  Top Commenter

      It’s a warning sign…identification with and sympathy for a perpetrator of violence is concerning, particularly when they believe that the motive is justified.

      About Albert Pike – Inicio

      . Masonic handbook known as the Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish … Supreme Council in Charleston, South Carolina
    1. Supreme Council, Scottish Rite (Southern…

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Council,…Rite_(Southern…Cached
      The first philosophical document of the Mother Supreme Council of the World was “Morals and Dogma of … The Supreme Council was founded in Charleston, South Carolina

    S.C. Masonic  judge urges support for Dylann Roof’s family

    A South Carolina judge opened the Friday hearing for racist mass
    murderer Dylann Roof with a tone-deaf statement urging the community to
    rally around the killer’s family.

    “We have victims — nine of them. But we also have victims on the
    other side,” Charleston County Magistrate James “Skip” Gosnell, Jr.
    announced in the courtroom packed with the victims’ anguished relatives.

    A 33rd degree Mason, he was one
    of
    the founding fathers, and head of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
    of Freemasonry
    , being the Grand Commander of North American
    Freemasonry from 1859 and retained that position until his death in
    1891. In 1869, he was a top leader in the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.


    Pike was said to
    be a Satanist
    , who indulged in the occult, and he apparently
    possessed a bracelet which he used to summon Lucifer, with whom
    he had constant communication. He was the Grand Master of a Luciferian
    group known as the Order of the Palladium (or Sovereign Council
    of Wisdom), which had been founded in Paris in 1737. Palladism had been
    brought to Greece from Egypt by Pythagoras in the fifth century,
    and it was this cult of Satan that was introduced to the inner
    circle of the Masonic lodges. It was aligned with the Palladium of the
    Templars. In 1801, Issac Long, a Jew, brought a statue of
    Baphomet
    (Satan) to Charleston, South Carolina, where he helped to
    establish the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Long apparently chose
    Charleston because it was geographically located on the 33rd
    parallel of latitude (incidentally, so is Baghdad), and this council is
    considered to be the Mother Supreme Council of all Masonic Lodges of the
    World. 

    Why Albert Pike‘s Statue Must Fall – The Scottish…

    In the heart of Washington, D.C.,
    there is a large statue and monument
    honoring the most important founder of
    the Ku Klux Klan.

    Inscribed on the base of the
    statue are the words, “poet”–the
    terrorist anthem of the KKK was his
    most famous literary work–and
    “jurist”–he was called the KKK’s
    chief judiciary officer, and reputedly
    wrote the organization manual for the
    terrorist anti-black movement after the
    U.S. Civil War.

    The immense, bearded figure of
    Confederate General Albert Pike is
    looming over a public square in the
    nation’s capital. Why has it never been
    pulled down in that predominantly black
    city?

    The statue is a tribute to the
    influence of Pike’s organization. It
    has power in the Executive Branch, and
    the Congress, and it is decisive in the
    courts. It has great power in all
    branches of law enforcement and the
    military.

    Do I mean that the Ku Klux Klan
    has such sway over the government? No,
    I’m speaking here of the “Scottish
    Rite of Freemasonry Southern
    Jurisdiction,” of which Pike was the
    chief, or “Sovereign Grand
    Commander.”

    The Ku Klux Klan, the Southern
    Confederacy, and the pre-Civil War
    secession movement were a single,
    continuous project, with Pike’s
    “Scottish Rite” at its center. Though
    the Confederacy was defeated, this
    project lives on today, and now
    dominates U.S. political life.

    1. A Statue of Confederate General Offends Many in D.C. Albert Pike is the only Confederate general with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C. It has been the target of …

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    THV11 of Little Rock aired and story that was totally not news or news worthy.  Arkansas Flag and Banner –  Sales of Confederate Rebel Flag increase 1600% Following Charleston Church Shooting

      Charleston Church Massacre Happened In Gun-Free Zone.

    1. NRA official blames pastor for church massacre |…

      nypost.com/2015/06/19/nra-official-blamespastor-for…Cached
      Jun 18, 2015 · An NRA official blames the massacre at a South Carolina church on the slain pastor’s anti-gun position. Charles Cotton, a board member with the gun .
      ..

Crazed Racist Dylann Storm Roof Was Given Gun as…

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Crazed racist shooter Dylann Storm Roof was given a gun this year from his father for his birthday in April. … FOX Nation; The Blaze; Rush Limbaugh; Laura Ingraham

  1. Jun 17, 2015 · The racist flags on Dylann Roof’s jacket, explained. … shows him wearing a jacket with the flags of two avowedly racist nations. .

Dylann Storm Roof Identified As Charleston Shooting Suspect:

The man suspected of opening fire in a historic black church
in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, killing nine people,
has been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, an FBI spokeswoman told The Post and Courier.

Denise Taiste, the FBI spokeswoman, confirmed Roof’s identity to the paper Thursday morning and described him as a resident of the Columbia area. He remains at large.

dylan storm roof

style=”font-size: large;”>License plate reads The Confederate States of America

Did Dylann Roof Wanted to Start a Race War or Civil War 2?

Why did Roof drive 250 miles to attend the oldest black church in America, that happen to be located where the Civil War started? 

The Civil War was started in Charleston South Carolina by Racist men who wanted A Confederate State of America. Looking at Roof’s pics I can say that his passion and desire was to start a race war. 

Its hard to imagine that a 21 year kid from Colorado could come up with this plan on his own.

This shooting was not random and it appears to be a conspiracy involving others. 

The Confederate Flag Is a Racist Symbol of a Failed Rebellion. It’s Not a Debate.

 

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Rick Perry…


RNC…

 The Confederacy was the most vile and harmful political invention in United States history. It was founded on the explicit principle that slavery
is the “natural and normal condition” of black people, and that they
should be ruthlessly exploited to the benefit of their white masters.
More Americans died in the bloodletting that followed than in World War
I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

BAMA TOO!



Governor Orders Removal…


‘The Right Thing To Do’…


Mississippi Next?…


Taking Down The Flag Won’t ‘Solve’ Racism…


The Other Confederate Tributes That Need To Go…

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/23/virginia-remove-confederate-flag-license-plates

Obama: Confederate Flag Belongs In A Museum

Image: South Carolina Senators Mourn Death Of Sen. Pinckney In Church Shooting

Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now

 http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/take-down-the-confederate-flag-now/396290/

Last night, Dylann Roof
walked into a Charleston church, sat for an hour, and then killed nine
people. Roof’s crime cannot be divorced from the ideology of white
supremacy which long animated his state nor from its potent symbol—the
Confederate flag. Visitors to Charleston have long been treated to South
Carolina’s attempt to clean its history and depict its secession as
something other than a war to guarantee the enslavement of the majority
of its residents. This notion is belied by any serious interrogation of
the Civil War and the primary documents of its instigators. Yet the
Confederate battle flag—the flag of Dylann Roof—still flies on the Capitol grounds in Columbia.The Confederate flag’s defenders often claim it represents “heritage
not hate.” I agree—the heritage of White Supremacy was not so much
birthed by hate as by the impulse toward plunder. Dylann Roof plundered
nine different bodies last night, plundered nine different families of
an original member, plundered nine different communities of a singular
member. An entire people are poorer for his action. The flag that Roof
embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, does not stand in
opposition to this act—it endorses it. That the Confederate flag is the
symbol of of white supremacists is evidenced by the very words of those who birthed it:

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea;
its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth
that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination
to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new
government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this
great physical, philosophical, and moral truth…

This moral truth—“that the negro
is not equal to the white man”—is exactly what animated Dylann Roof.
More than any individual actor, in recent history, Roof honored his flag
in exactly the manner it always demanded—with human sacrifice.

Surely
the flag’s defenders will proffer other, muddier, interpretations which
allow them the luxury of looking away. In this way they honor their
ancestors. Cowardice, too, is heritage.
When white supremacist John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, Booth’s fellow travelers did all they could to disassociate themselves.
“Our disgust for the dastardly wretch can scarcely be uttered,” fumed a
former governor of South Carolina, the state where secession began.
Robert E. Lee’s armies took special care to enslave free blacks during
their Northern campaign. But Lee claimed the
assassination of the Great Emancipator was “deplorable.” Jefferson Davis believed that “it could not be regarded otherwise than as a great misfortune to the South,” and angrily denied rumors that he had greeted the news with exultation.Villain though he was, Booth was a man who understood the logical conclusion of Confederate rhetoric:

“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN”:

Right or wrong. God judge me, not man. For be my motive good or bad,
of one thing I am sure, the lasting condemnation of the North.

I love peace more than life. Have loved the Union beyond expression.
For four years have I waited, hoped and prayed for the dark clouds to
break, and for a restoration of our former sunshine. To wait longer
would be a crime. All hope for peace is dead. My prayers have proved as
idle as my hopes. God’s will be done. I go to see and share the bitter
end….

I have ever held the South were right. The very nomination of ABRAHAM
LINCOLN, four years ago, spoke plainly, war—war upon Southern rights
and institutions….

This country was formed for the white, not for the black man. And
looking upon African Slavery from the same stand-point held by the noble
framers of our constitution. I for one, have ever considered if one of
the greatest blessings (both for themselves and us,) that God has ever
bestowed upon a favored nation. Witness heretofore our wealth and power;
witness their elevation and enlightenment above their race elsewhere. I
have lived among it most of my life, and have seen less harsh treatment
from master to man than I have beheld in the North from father to son.
Yet, Heaven knows, no one would be willing to do more for the negro race
than I, could I but see a way to still better their condition.

By 1865, the Civil War had morphed into a war against slavery—the
“cornerstone” of Confederate society. Booth absorbed his lesson too
well. He did not violate some implicit rule of Confederate chivalry or
politesse. He accurately interpreted the cause of Jefferson Davis and
Robert E. Lee, men who were too weak to truthfully address that cause’s
natural end.

Moral cowardice requires choice and action. It demands that its
adherents repeatedly look away, that they favor the fanciful over the
plain, myth over history, the dream over the real. Here is another
choice.

Take down the flag. Take it down now.

Put it in a museum. Inscribe beneath it the years 1861-2015. Move
forward. Abandon this charlatanism. Drive out this cult of death and
chains. Save your lovely souls. Move forward. Do it now.

http://heavy.com/news/2015/06/dylann-roof-pictures-photographs-photos-instagram-twitter-facebook/5/

Four Republican hopefuls return money after ‘Dylann Roof manifesto’ revelation

Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum and 18 others to
give up cash from leader of group that may have influenced Charleston
church gunman


Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz


Gov. Haley orders flags at halfstaff for 9 days…

 

In solemn tribute to the nine people gunned down at a Charleston church, two flags atop the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, were lowered to half-staff on Thursday. They will stay there for nine days in honor of each victim.

But in a bewildering display, a Confederate flag
on statehouse grounds is still flying high. It wasn’t an oversight.
It’s because of state law, according to reports.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has jurisdiction
over how and when state flags fly — but the Confederate flag is under
the authority of the state’s General Assembly. It can’t be changed in
any way without a sign-off from the General Assembly, The Washington Post reported.

A state press secretary confirmed that detail to the online magazine Slate.

“In South Carolina, the governor does not have
legal authority to alter the flag,” the press secretary said. “Only the
General Assembly can do that.”

Image: South Carolina Senators Mourn Death Of Sen. Pinckney In Church Shooting

The
South Carolina and American flags fly at half mast as the Confederate
flag unfurls below at the Confederate Monument June 18, 2015 in
Columbia, South Carolina.
Sean Rayford / Getty Images

The flag — as well as other historically named icons and places — is legally protected under the 2000 South Carolina Heritage Act.
The rebel banner continues to draw criticism from South Carolinians who
say it keeps the symbol of slavery and the Civil War alive.

A reporter with NBC affiliate WIS-TV, however,
tweeted that the flag is not on a pulley system. In other words, it
isn’t possible to fly it at half-staff — it would need to be taken down
entirely.

Haley while she was campaigning for governor
last year said she there was no need to take down the Confederate flag.
She addressed the controversy Friday on CBS This Morning, saying that
she hopes a conversation can be started again with “thoughtful words to
be exchanged.”

“I think the state will start talking about that again, and we’ll see where it goes,” Haley said.

RELATED: Supreme Court Puts Stop to Group’s Confederate License Plates

A recent NBC News online survey conducted by
SurveyMonkey found that Americans are divided over what the Confederate
flag represents. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed see the stars and
banners as a symbol of racism, while an equal number agreed that it is a
symbol of Southern pride. The remaining 2 percent did not have a
response.

The differences are more glaring across racial
and political lines. Eighty-one percent of blacks Americans surveyed see
the flag as a symbol of racism, compared to 41 percent of whites.

The majority of Republicans surveyed — 74
percent — consider the flag a symbol of Southern pride, while the
majority of Democrats surveyed — 72 percent— believe the flag is
indicative of racism.

Law
enforcement described Roof as 5 foot 9, with a slender build and sandy
blond hair shaped into a bowl cut. He was last seen wearing a gray
sweatshirt, jeans and Timberland boots and was driving a black sedan.

Roof’s uncle, 56-year-old Carson Cowles, told Reuters he recognized his nephew in the surveillance photos released by police.

“The
more I look at him, the more I’m convinced, that’s him,” Cowles said.
He added that law enforcement officers visited the home of Roof’s mother
on Thursday morning.

Roof is suspected of opening fire in the
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a Bible study meeting
at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Eight people were killed at the scene, while
a ninth person later died in the hospital.

Witnesses said the gunman spent about an hour inside the church with victims before the shooting.

Police
have not released the identities of those killed, but state House
Minority Leader Todd Rutherford told the Associated Press that the
church’s pastor, Clementa Pinckney, was among the victims.

Pinckney, 41, was a state senator and a married father of two.

The FBI and Department of Justice are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

“The
only reason someone could walk into a church and shoot people praying
is out of hate,” Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said at a Thursday news
conference. “It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly
imagine.”

Charleston Church Shooting Photos Show Aftermath Of Deadly Crime

Photos taken after Wednesday night’s deadly shooting at a historic
black church in Charleston, South Carolina, show the heartbreak and
devastation of community members.

Authorities are searching for the gunman, who killed nine people and injured three. The FBI told the Post and Courier that the suspect in the shooting is 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof.

See
photos of grieving residents and pictures of the manhunt in the
slideshow and get the latest updates from our liveblog, below.

  • Wade Spees / The Post And Courier / AP
    A man kneels across the street from where police
    gather outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church following
    the shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Worshippers embrace following a group prayer
    across the street from the scene of the shooting. A white man opened
    fire during a prayer meeting inside the historic black church, killing
    multiple people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities
    described as a hate crime.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A distraught man is comforted as a group of concerned people arrive inquiring about the shooting.

  • Matthew Fortner / The Post And Courier / AP
    Charleston police officers search for a shooting suspect outside the Emanuel AME Church.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle early Thursday, June 18, 2015, down the street from Emanuel following the shooting.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Worshippers gather to pray in a hotel parking lot across the street from the scene of the attack.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Worshippers gather to pray down the street from the Emanuel church.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Police close off a section of Calhoun Street near the church.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Charleston Emergency Management Director Mark
    Wilbert on Thursday holds a flier that was distributed to media with
    surveillance footage of a suspect wanted in connection with the
    shooting. (Photo: David Goldman)

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Surreace Cox, of North Charleston, South
    Carolina, holds a sign during a prayer vigil down the street from the
    Emanuel AME Church early Thursday. (Photo: David Goldman)

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Worshippers gather to pray in a hotel parking lot across the street from the church. (Photo: David Goldman)

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A police officer uses a flashlight while searching the area. (Photo: David Goldman)

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CBS, CNN, NBC: Suspect Arrested

Carson Cowles, Roof’s uncle, told Reuters
he recognized his nephew in the photograph released by police, and that
Roof had received a gun from his father as a 21st birthday gift in
April.More on the shooting here.

The following is from a press release sent by Everytown For Gun Safety:

EVERYTOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA MOMS RESPOND TO MASS SHOOTING IN CHARLESTON THAT KILLED NINE

Lucy McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis and Everytown Faith Outreach Leader, Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Previous Everytown Research on Mass Shootings: everytown.org/mass-shootings

COLUMBIA, S.C.
– Everytown for Gun Safety and the South Carolina chapter leader of
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown, are
responding today to a Wednesday night mass shooting during a prayer
meeting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that
killed nine worshippers and injured an unconfirmed number of others.
Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator, was among
those killed. The alleged gunman has not yet been identified or
apprehended, but he has been described as a white male in his early
twenties.

STATEMENT FROM LUCY MCBATH, MOTHER OF SLAIN FLORIDA TEEN JORDAN DAVIS AND EVERYTOWN FAITH OUTREACH LEADER

“We
send our thoughts and prayers to the Charleston and AME communities
today. Last night’s events bring me to tears, but I know all too well
that we also need far more than thoughts and prayers to ensure no other
community is forced to endure this unthinkable tragedy. America is faced
with a unique national crisis in which we cannot even go to church—a
sacred place where we should feel safe to worship—without the threat of
gun violence. Unbelievably easy access to guns in our country emboldens
dangerous and ill-intentioned individuals to carry out unthinkable
crimes. This crisis calls for solutions that will reduce our nation’s
alarming rate of gun violence that kills 88 Americans every single day.
Our work to prevent gun violence can both respect the Second Amendment
and honor the Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt not kill.”

STATEMENT FROM SYLVIE DESSAU, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION

“Our
thoughts are with the families of the victims who were senselessly
killed Wednesday night as they attended a prayer meeting. While the
details are still unfolding, nine innocent lives were taken and others
were injured as a result of last night’s horrific mass shooting. South
Carolina needs to focus on keeping guns out of dangerous hands, which
would help prevent future tragedies. It’s time we stand up for the
safety of South Carolinians and work to reduce gun violence that
continues to claim too many lives across the state.”

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