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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag...

AFRICANGLOBE - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday, less than a week after a 21-year-old white supremacist gunned down nine people at a historic African American church.

The Puzzle Of Black Republicans

AFRICANGLOBE - The trope of the Black Republican has retained a man-bites-dog newsworthiness that is long past its shelf life. Clichés about fallen barriers are increasingly meaningless; symbols don’t make for coherent policies. Republicans will not gain significant Black support unless they take policy positions that advance Black interests

Tim Scott, First Southern Black Senator Since Civil War

Representative Tim Scott will be appointed as South Carolina’s first Black senator. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley chose Scott to replace U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, who plans to resign and become president of the Heritage Foundation.

SC Governor On Secession Petition: “Didn’t We Try That Once Before?”

While thousands of South Carolinians have signed a secession petition asking the White House to allow the state to peacefully leave the union following...

Black Leaders Tells S.C. Governor: You are a Minority, Too

Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too. "She couldn't vote before 1965, just as I couldn't," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights Act that abolished poll taxes, literacy tests and other ways whites across the Deep South kept minorities from voting.