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MLK Day puts Columbia, S.C., in the spotlight

Race Issues
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/18/16, 11:15 am

Today is the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday celebrating the life of Civil Rights leader and pastor Martin Luther King Jr. Amid celebrations across the country, many activists and politicians have joined a rally in Columbia, S.C., where this year the state removed the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

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Black Lives Matter doesn't represent the gospel, nor should it

Race Issues
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 1/15/16, 03:16 pm

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The world between us

Race Issues | The atheism of Ta-Nehisi Coates gets in the way of real reconciliation
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/08/16, 01:00 am

In the midst of the Trayvon Martin case a few years back, I speculated in these pages about what it would take to move forward on race relations. Considering what’s happened since then—Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, Black Lives Matter, campus protests, and climbing murder rates—race relations have taken a big step backward. A little book published last summer has enlightened many readers as to why this might be so.

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