Thousands of people from across the state and country, from across numerous racial and political divides, waited in line for hours outside the Statehouse in 99-degree heat to say goodbye to Senator Clementa Pinckney. It was an incredible outpouring of love and respect that I was so glad I got to witness. Continue reading →
Last night on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes ran an excellent segment on the real history of the Confederate battle flag.
Contrary to claims that the controversial flag is a symbol of heritage paying homage to those who fought for the South during the Civil War, the truth is that it has been used far more often as a symbol of hatred and oppression. Continue reading →
Solar power is amazing. The more I think about it, the more amazing it becomes. We as humans have found a way to harness the power of the sun into a renewable, sustainable, clean form of energy that can run the world forever — it truly is a staggering thought.
But this isn’t some far-fetched future technology that only the Jetsons can have access to… this is here today, right now, and right here in South Carolina.
Last week I attended a workshop at the world-class Richland Library. The event was put on by Solarize SC, a brand new nonprofit that was just launched this week to spread the word about residential solar energy options throughout the state. Continue reading →