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RACISM, MURDER – FORGIVENESS

RACISM, MURDER – FORGIVENESS

Eight Black churchgoers and their pastor were slaughtered by a young White supremacist, setting off swift political responses and fierce debate in Black America about forgiveness and accountability. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS CHARLESTON, S.C. – Shock and sadness over the murders of a Black pastor and eight Bible students by a young White […]

No ‘post-racial’ America

No ‘post-racial’ America

White supremacists fuel ‘lone wolves’ BY TINA SUSMAN AND MATT PEARCE LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS NEW YORK – On July 14, 2013, a White supremacist named Andrew Anglin, bewildered by Black Americans’ outrage over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, began typing out thoughts on what he saw as a distorted world. “The whole […]

WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

Breaking a record Kissimmee, Orlando, and more than two dozen other Florida locations made a splash last week when they joined an effort to break the record for “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson,” emphasizing water safety. The numbers will be calculated and confirmed by Guinness World Records sometime this summer. (JACOB LANGSTON/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS)

Southern states grapple with Confederate flag issue

Southern states grapple with Confederate flag issue

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS The preliminary moves made this week in South Carolina to haul the Confederate battle flag down from state Capitol grounds has sparked a wave of soul searching by other Southern states where the emblem still enjoys popularity and is displayed on license plates and monuments. If South Carolina follows through on […]

White supremacist donates money to 40 GOP candidates

White supremacist donates money to 40 GOP candidates

Newly elected Black Congresswoman among recipients of cash BY GREG GORDON MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS White supremacist leader Earl Holt III gave more than $80,000 in campaign money in recent years to more than 40 members of Congress and candidates for federal office – all Republicans – ironically including the party’s first Black congresswoman. Holt heads […]

Sadly, it’s time for guns in church

Sadly, it’s time for guns in church

GLENN MOLLETTE GUEST COMMENTARY A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350-plus people in attendance. They expected people from several states and foreign countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The international group came together in celebration of their Christian faith to worship and recognize […]

Two men from Charleston

Two men from Charleston

Seems like everyone on social media has posted something about the tragic murders of Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. But as always, The Gantt Report will provide a perspective that so-called Black leaders, Black benefactors, Black community supporters and friends of exploited, oppressed and oftentimes-murdered Black people don’t want you to hear! Always racist South […]

Roof isn’t a ‘terrorist,’ but #BlackLivesMatter may be

Roof isn’t a ‘terrorist,’ but #BlackLivesMatter may be

There’s a lot of noise asking why government officials from the Charleston Police Department to the FBI to President Obama refuse to call Charleston shooter Dylan Roof a “terrorist.” As FBI Director James Comey explained, the term “terrorist” has a very specific legal meaning. Legally, a terrorist is somebody aiming to influence or change government […]

Why must Black Americans always forgive?

Why must Black Americans always forgive?

CHUCK HOBBS, ESQ. GUEST COMMENTARY I cannot stop shaking my head at the comments I keep reading on traditional and social media from some Whites (emphasis on “some” for the sensitive ones and their Black mutual support lackeys) suggesting that all Blacks should follow the examples of the victims family members who told Dylann Roof […]

‘I don’t deny that we are in fact superior’

‘I don’t deny that we are in fact superior’

Editor’s note: This “manifesto” appears on a website, The Last Rhodesian, registered to Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old who is accused of killing nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. on June 17.  It is strongly believed, but not yet confirmed, that Roof wrote this himself. It is reprinted just as it appears online, including misspellings and […]

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