(RNS) — American religion needs black (and native) forgiveness in order to keep the national fantasy of civil society, which is antiblack, alive, writes J. Kameron Carter.
(RNS) — The Rev. Lenny Duncan recently decided to challenge his denomination in a new book, titled 'Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.'
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Pleading guilty to the state charges allows for Dylann Roof's transfer to death row and spares survivors and relatives of the victims a second round of courtroom testimony.
(Reuters) Prosecutors say Roof intended to continue his racially motivated violence at another black church about 20 miles from Emanuel AME Church, where he killed nine people.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) He told jurors he still felt the massacre was something he had to do and did not ask that his life be spared.
(Reuters) 'I am not sorry,' Roof wrote. 'I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.'
CHARLESTON, S.C. (USA Today) The federal judge overseeing the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof ruled he can serve as his own attorney before a jury who will consider a sentence of life in prison or execution.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (RNS) As the trial of church shooter Dylann Roof moves into its sentencing phase this week, South Carolina's poet laureate recalls what she witnessed in the courtroom: devastation and heartache, bravery and grace.
(REUTERS) A federal judge on Thursday (Dec. 29) ordered a psychiatric examination for Dylann Roof, days before he is to represent himself as jurors hear evidence about whether he should be executed
(RNS) 'At this point I’m not intending to offer any evidence at all or call any witnesses,' Dylann Roof said, addressing a U.S. District Court judge.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) The jury deliberated for less than two hours.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) An investigator testified that the lists included other African Methodist Episcopal churches, a predominantly black Baptist church and a black Catholic congregation.
Felicia Sanders testified Wednesday that her son asked Dylann Roof, “Why are you doing this?” He answered: “I have to do this. You are taking our women and you are taking over the world.”
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Accused white supremacist Dylann Roof is mentally competent to stand trial for the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year, a federal judge rules.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Dylann Roof, who is accused of holding white supremacist views, faces 33 federal counts after he opened fire during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.