‘Racism’ Has Too Many Definitions. We Need Another Term.

The word belongs in a discussion about the Buffalo tragedy. Something else should describe racial disparities.

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The Museum Ships and Submarines That Are National Landmarks 

According to the National Park Service, some 120 vessels in the United States are designated as national historic landmarks.

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Desmond Tutu Knew Justice Had to Include Forgiveness

Contemporary activists can benefit from Tutu’s ideas about restorative justice and strengthen their quest for fundamental fairness.

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Restoring a 1788 House in Charleston, S.C., With a Walled Garden

The stately 1788 home in South Carolina had expansive rooms and a walled garden. But it needed a lot of work — and that would take time and money.

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All Eyes Are on the Nation’s Ports. Can Truck Drivers Make the Most of It?

The supply-chain crisis has opened a rare opportunity for them to agitate for a better life.

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Families of Charleston Massacre Victims Reach $88 Million Settlement

The settlement with the Justice Department includes millions for the families and survivors of the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015.

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The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ in South Carolina: What to Know

The unsolved killings of a lawyer’s wife and son have brought new scrutiny to three other deaths in recent years.

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County Reaches $10 Million Settlement in Jailed Black Man’s Death

Officials in Charleston County, S.C., unanimously approved a settlement with the family of Jamal Sutherland, who died in January after sheriff’s deputies used pepper spray and Tasers on him.

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2 South Carolina Deputies Fired for Role in Jamal Sutherland’s Death

The deputies, Sgt. Lindsay Fickett and Detention Deputy Brian Houle, used pepper spray and Tasers on Jamal Sutherland on Jan. 5 at the detention center in Charleston County.

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Video Footage of Death of Black Man in South Carolina Jail Stirs Outrage

The death of Jamal Sutherland after officers tried to remove him from his cell using pepper spray and Tasers raised calls for changes in the treatment in custody of the mentally ill.

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Federal Aid to Renters Moves Slowly, Leaving Many at Risk

Congress allocated $25 billion in December and another $21 billion in March to help people who fell behind on rent during the pandemic. Little has reached landlords or tenants.

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What $650,000 Buys You in South Carolina, Nebraska and New Jersey

A 1945 cottage in Charleston, a two-bedroom condo in an industrial loft in Omaha and a converted stone church in Bernardsville.

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Martha Lou Gadsden, Soul-Food Matriarch, Dies at 91

For 37 years she stirred the pot at Martha Lou’s Kitchen in Charleston, S.C., a modest restaurant that became known as a temple for Low Country cuisine.

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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Andy Cohen is Really Ready to Ring in 2021

Bravo’s main man bids adieu to what may have been the twenty-twentiest 2020 ever.

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Navy Research Confirms Need for Strict Coronavirus Testing Protocols

Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.

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Despite Everything, People Still Have Weddings at ‘Plantation’ Sites

Weddings help pay for education at American labor camp sites and connect us with history. Is that good enough?

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$1,325,000 Homes for Sale in Connecticut, California and South Carolina

A Gothic Revival mansion in Old Lyme, a two-story condo in San Francisco and a 19th-century clapboard house in Charleston.

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What Month Is It? Pandemic Scrambles the Travel Calendar

With more families working and studying remotely, resorts are dangling attractive rates, enhanced Wi-Fi and the charms of autumn as reasons to forget summer is ending.

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Home Renovation for the Pandemic

Working and schooling from home for the foreseeable future has prompted some homeowners to consider major home renovations.

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Charleston Tourism Is Built on Southern Charm. Locals Say It’s Time to Change.

A powerful visitors’ bureau has pushed the South Carolina city to the top of “best” lists by selling gentility. Critics say that has come at the expense of history and the city’s Black population.

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Cities Want to Remove Toxic Monuments. But Who Will Take Them?

Governors and mayors are under pressure to remove statues tied to slavery or colonialism. But finding them a new home might not be easy.

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5 Years After Charleston Church Massacre, City Says Calhoun Statue Will Go

Five years after the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, officials in Charleston, S.C., announced a plan to remove a monument to the prominent slavery defender John C. Calhoun.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning’

After nearly two weeks of national unrest, Claudia Rankine reflects on the reality of repetition in the systems of institutionalized racism.

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Joe Biden’s Last Stand

He loves South Carolina. He said he will win South Carolina. He spent the days before the primary reminding South Carolina why it should love him back.

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