The church shooting in Charleston, S.C., this week raises questions about gun violence in America and how to control it. Given political realities and public opinion, it seems unlikely that new laws will result.
For many black Americans, calling the massacre a 'hate crime' doesn't go far enough. They say the attack was by definition 'terrorism,' a word that connotes acts against the American way of life itself.
Mother Emanuel in Charleston, S.C., is the longest-standing African Methodist Episcopal congregation in the South and one of the oldest in the country. Many challenges have preceded the shooting there Wednesday.
Pope Francis on Thursday named climate change as 'one of the principal challenges facing humanity.' With conservative Catholics already tuning out, the papal encyclical serves as a test of the pope's moral authority, theologians say.
South Carolina church shooting: Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen says the white suspect who fatally shot nine people - six women and three men - Wednesday at a black church stayed for almost an hour before gunfire erupted.
On Tuesday, Rachel Dolezal addressed the furor over her racial identity. Though instances of 'reverse passing' are rare, over the decades white people have changed their cultural identity, and sometimes appearance.