(Video) Common Speaks On Removing The Confederate Flag

It’s been just about a week since South Carolina made the decision to remove the confederate flag from their statehouse grounds. The decision came after a racially charged shooting took place at a Charleston, SC church, and nine people were left dead. Since the decision artists and celebrities have been voicing their opinions about the decision to remove the confederate flag and all the social issues surrounding it. Rapper Common recently did an interview to share his views. Hit the jump for more.

(Video) Thousands Gather As South Carolina’s Confederate Flag Is Removed From Statehouse Grounds

This morning, Friday, July 10, the Confederate flag that swayed in front of South Carolina’s Statehouse is there no more. Thousands gathered to watch Highway Patrol honor guards remove the symbol that represents racism and southern pride. As the crowd watched, there were mixed emotions. Check down bottom for more.

(Video) Update: #FreeBree Filmmaker Michael Moore Says He’ll Pay All Of Bree Newsome’s Legal Fees

UPDATE: Since Bree Newsome climbed the flag pole in front of the Capitol and removed the confederate flag her actions have inspired hashtags such as #FreeBree and #TakeItDown. Her actions have also inspired those we may least expect to come to her rescue. After Bree was arrested, Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore posted on twitter an offer to pay bail and legal fees for the young activist. He posted,

Friends of @BreeNewsome – I will pay her bail money or any legal fees she has. Please let her know this. #Charleston #TakeDownTheFlag

He wasn’t the only one however ready to come her aide. An Indiegogo campaign has already raised more than $17,000 for Newsome and fellow activists protesting violence against black people and the taking down of the confederate flag. More details about her arrest after the jump. ARiiE:Twitter | Instagram

(Photo) JuneTeenth , A Holiday Of Freedom We Should Be Celebrating

These days , when tragedies occur we often wonder if we are being distracted from something even bigger. Rumors were when the coming out of Caitlyn occurred , or the argument over the color of a dress were really just a way to distract the nation from more positive and relevant things. So despite the recent terror in South Carolina which is obviously a racial act of violence, we have learned that there is in fact a holiday that we should all be remembering , the end of slavery for all , also known as JuneTeenth

Dylann Roof, 21, Has Been Identified As A Suspect In The Charleston Church Shooting

UPDATE: 6/18/2015 – 10:50 p.m. Dylann Roof’s childhood friend, Joey Meek, called the FBI after recognizing him in the surveillance footage, down to the grey sweatshirt he wore while playing Xbox video games in Meek’s home the morning of the attack. “I didn’t THINK it was him. I KNEW it was him,” Meek told The Associated Press. Meek also said Roof recently used his birthday money to buy a Glock pistol. When the two of them were drinking together a few weeks ago, Roof began ranting about black people and said that he had “a plan,”. He did not say what the plan was, but Meek said it scared him enough that he took the gun out of Roof’s car and hid it in his house until the next day. UPDATE: 6/18/2015 – 12:27 a.m. President Obama spoke of the tragedy that took place last evening. He speaks of his personal ties to the Emanuel AME Church, admitting that he knew the pastor, who was one of the nine to lose their lives. “To say our thoughts and prayers are with them…doesn’t say enough.” “Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy. There is something particularly heartbreaking about a death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace. In a place of worship,” Obama adds to his statement. Hit the jump for more details.

Grand Jury Indicts South Carolina Officer In The Death Of Walter Scott

State Prosecutor, Scarlett Wilson announced this morning that South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was indicted on the April murder of Walter Scott. Wilson adds that murder was the only charge presented to the grand jury, and the grand jury indicts South Carolina officer almost immediately got indicted. He may not be eligible for parole. Hit the jump for more.

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