Saying Goodbye To Senator Pinckney

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Today was an emotional day.

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

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No, That Flag Is Not About Heritage

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

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Jon Stewart Says Exactly What Needs To Be Said About The Charleston Shooting

Thank you Jon Stewart for existing.

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Must Watch: ‘Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream’

A few nights ago I was browsing through Netflix. looking for a good documentary to fill a rare free evening. And boy did I find one… “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream“. Continue reading

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Let’s Get Solar

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

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