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South Carolina Approves Confederate Flag at Citadel Military College

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A Confederate flag at the Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina has drawn criticisms from some, but the state’s attorney general’s office approved the flag on Tuesday. One official had called for the flag, which has flown at the school’s Summerall Chapel since 1939, to be take taken down or the school to be stripped of public funding. The Solicitor General Robert D. Cook decided that the flag is…

SC Governor Demands Ban on Black Biker Week, But Welcomes White Bikers

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In South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is proposing an end to the African-American tradition in the state where black bikers gather, but she hasn’t voiced any opposition to a Harley gathering of mostly white bikers. The black BikeFest in Myrtle Beach began as a standalone event which allowed African-Americans to gather. Over Memorial Day weekend, three people were kιlled not far from Bikefest, causing Gov. Haley to request that the…

Achievement Gap Narrows for African American Students in South Carolina Schools

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By Lillian Armstead – Narrowing the achievement gap for African American students is of great concern for school district officials in South Carolina, according to Dr. Nancy McGinley, District Superintendent for Charleston County.  Student achievement has increased as demonstrated by higher graduation rates and higher literacy scores. Statistics point to a 10% increase in the number of African American graduates over a five year time frame, states Corey Davis. In…

‘American Idol’ Champ Candice Glover’s Album Release Date Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

‘American Idol’ Champ Candice Glover’s Album Release Date Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

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  If you were hoping to buy the new album from Candice Glover, you won’t be getting that anytime soon.  The singer’s project has been pushed even further back, all the way till next year.  This makes you wonder if it was the production or the marketing that caused the delay, since it would make sense to push out a project while the performer is hot.  But maybe they know…

Teen Arrested After Posting Video of Himself Kicking a Cat

Teen Arrested After Posting Video of Himself Kicking a Cat

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Walter Easley is a South Carolina teenager that has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he posted a Vine video of himself allegedly kicking a cat off of his porch. The video is entitled “F**k wrong with that cat” and has since been removed from the site along with the associated account. The video instantly garnered negative attention and went viral. Most of the viewers left behind comments…

Social Media Helps Authorities Find And Arrest Parents Of Abandoned Baby

Social Media Helps Authorities Find And Arrest Parents Of Abandoned Baby

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Authorities in South Carolina have identified the toddler who was found abandoned on a stranger’s doorstep with a note on her diaper that read “Call DFAC” or Division of Family and Child Services, and arrested her parents. After four days of investigating, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said that the child is 4-year-old Zoe Brown of Marietta, Ga. Brown’s parents — 31-year-old Alonzo Brown and 37-year-old Tongela Denise McBride —…

Young Black Man Killed In Shooting at Coastal Carolina University

Young Black Man Killed In Shooting at Coastal Carolina University

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By Staff Gun violence at American schools at the college, university and K-12 is all too common these days. Overnight a student was shot at an off-campus housing unit near Coastal Carolina University, which is a liberal arts school located in Conway, South Carolina. There are more than 9,000 students attending the school, which was founded in 1954 as a Coastal Junior College later becoming an independent university. The 19-year-old…

DMX Arrested In South Carolina For Driving Without A License or Driving While Black?

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DMX ,after all of these years, has not learned to just stay away from cars. TMZ is reporting that DMX was arrested in South Carolina, this morning for driving without a license. DMX, whose government name is Earl Simmons, was arrested around 2AM. An officer spotted him driving a 1978 Buick and then pulled him over. Translation? The officer saw what appeared to be a black man, driving a decked…

Several States Considering Placing Armed Guards In Public Schools

Several States Considering Placing Armed Guards In Public Schools

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The National Rifle Association has been taking heat over its pro-gun response to the Sandy Hook massacre, but some pols are applauding the powerful lobby’s plea for armed guards in schools – and are trying to do something about it. Lawmakers in at least 11 states are considering such legislation to bulk up school security, according to reports. In Arizona, the state attorney general said the country’s reaction to the…

Teachers Caught On Tape Beating Special Needs Student  [VIDEO]

Teachers Caught On Tape Beating Special Needs Student [VIDEO]

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A shocking video released by South Carolina police shows two elementary school employees brutally smacking a special needs child repeatedly on a bus. Police said the two women, Tomeka Self and Rosanna Dudley, were arrested last Friday on charges of assault and battery. The disturbing video shows the women hitting the 10-year old St. John’s Elementary School student again and again as he wept. The young boy is not able…

New York Pushes for Ban of Saggy Pants

New York Pushes for Ban of Saggy Pants

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If you thought lawmakers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were the only ones looking to ban the sight of men’s underwear showing on the street, think again. New York State Senator Eric Adams is pushing for a ban of young men showing their behinds on the streets of New York. Adams says his Brooklyn district is “ground zero” for the sagging epidemic and has heard from many who are…

Nick Cannon Says Lupus is Attacking His Kidneys

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Nick Cannon has revealed to the public that he has an autoimmune disease that attacks his kidneys.  The disease is called lupus nephritis. “It’s a rare form of lupus that’s just attacking my kidneys,” Cannon told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “They thought it was just kidney disease, and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys, and that was sort of the root of…

Missing Boy’s Mother Told Cops She Had No Children

Missing Boy’s Mother Told Cops She Had No Children

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    Your Black World Reports The mother of a one-year old boy who’s been missing in South Carolina told police that she had no kids when she was first questioned. Read More via Your Black Woman: Missing Boy’s Mother Told Cops She Had No Children.

Charleston Medical Student Identified as Woman Who Jumped Off a Bridge

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com The body of the woman who jumped of a bridge in South Carolina has not yet been found.  But police have identified the jumper as a medical student.  Tosin Oyelowo, a 25-year old student of Pharmacology, had been reported missing since she failed to show up for work on December 12. The young student was a studying at The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy…

Disgusting: Teacher Accused Of Making Black Students Rub Her Feet During Class (VIDEO)

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    South Carolina school district  is investigating after a first-grader complained about having to rub her teacher’s feet. A district representative said the district has launched a full investigation, appropriate action has been taken and the situation has been rectified. But that’s not nearly enough for some parents. “She admitted to the children rubbing her feet,” said Brenda Norris. “Just the thought of it… They immediately sent her home,…