High Court Rejects Governor’s Private School Aid Plan

By Michelle Liu, AP News. -

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday a program created by Gov. Henry McMaster to allocate $32 million in federal pandemic aid to private and religious schools is [...]

South Carolina Prisoners Appeal To The UN For Relief From Torturous Conditions

By Kelly Hayes, Truthout.org -

Can you imagine living without sunlight? Many of us experience seasonal affective (SAD) disorder in the winter months, causing symptoms ranging from depression and lethargy to thoughts of [...]

South Carolina DOC Director Stirling Drafts Facetious Cell Phone Contraband Act

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

I purposely chose the word facetious, because South Carolina’s Dept. of Correction’s Director Bryan Stirling has absurdly decided to address serious issued in South Carolin’a prisons with [...]

Taken: Police Departments Make Millions By Seizing Property

By Anna Lee, Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis, The Greenville News. -

When a man barged into Isiah Kinloch’s apartment and broke a bottle over his head, the North Charleston resident called 911. After cops arrived on that day in 2015, they searched the injured [...]

Photos Show Aftermath Of Lethal South Carolina Prison Brawl That Left Seven Dead

By Steve Horn, Prisonlegalnews.org -

Photos obtained by Prison Legal News appear to reveal the bloody aftermath of a riot that occurred at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina around 7:15 p.m. on April 15. The [...]

Utilities Kill Solar Bill Despite Majority Support In SC House

By Sammy Fretwell, Thestate.com -

Under pressure from the state's major utilities, the S.C. House killed a solar bill Tuesday that was intended to protect thousands of jobs and save customers money on their monthly power bills. [...]

Former Police Officer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Death Of Walter Scott

By Marina Fang, huffingtonpost.com -

By Marina Fang for The Huffington Post - Slager, then an officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, shot Scott while Scott was running away from him. A bystander captured the death on cell [...]

Disputed East Coast Pipeline Likely To Expand

By Sarah Rankin, www.usnews.com -

By Sarah Rankin for Associated Press - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of a disputed natural gas pipeline on the U.S. East Coast are considering a major expansion of the project into South [...]

The Nuclear Power Rip-Off Billions Lost More Bills Due

By Seanna Adcox, www.apnews.com -

By Seanna Adcox for AP News - This week, having spent more than $10 billion, executives with South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper acknowledged that all their assumptions were wrong. [...]

Trooper Pleads Guilty To Shooting Black Man Who Followed His Orders

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, www.dailykos.com -

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga for Daily Kos - Sean Groubert, a former South Carolina state trooper, has pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature for the shooting of Levar [...]

S. Carolina Teen Who Filmed School Cop’s Assault Arrested

By Adam Johnson, www.alternet.org -

By Adam Johnson for AlterNet - WLTX reports that Kenny was trying to "stand up for her friend" when she filmed the assault, telling Loren Thomas of WLTX, "I was crying, screaming and crying like [...]

Sky High Activism, Wedding Pics, Rainbows & Flags

By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy.com. Congrats to all the couples who can now tie the knot! But now that you’ve ridden the rainbow to marital bliss, allow me to bring you back down to everything [...]

Bree Newsome Took A Stand, Will You?

By Jennifer Farmer, www.alternet.org -

By Jennifer Farmer in Alternet - Newsome bravely scaled a pole at the South Carolina State Capitol and removed the confederate flag from state grounds. While many of us bemoaned the display of [...]

At Least Five Black Churches Destroyed By Fire In Past Week

By Nick Visser, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Nick Visser in Huffington Post - At least five predominantly black churches have caught fire in the last week, including at least three that have been the subject of arson, the Southern [...]

Protester Climbs Flagpole To Remove Confederate Flag

By Lynette Holloway, www.theroot.com -

By Lynette Holloway for the Root, #FreeBree is now trending on Black Twitter and a bail fund has been set up to help Bree Newsome defray the legal costs associated with her arrest for removing [...]

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