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White gunman sought in killing of 9 at black church in South Carolina

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The Confederate flag, hated symbol of racism and oppression, is on its way to disappearing from state government use, since its association with the killer of 9 Mother Emanuel AME Church members, and now another positive development has arisen from that tragedy.

A group of anonymous donors has established The Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, donating $3,000,000 to help fund college educations for members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church community and families of the 9 victims of the shootings. Here is a statement issued by the donors:

“We do not pretend to understand the pain caused by this unimaginable tragedy. We simply want members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community to know that the burdens of perseverance and empathy, which they have demonstrated with such dignity, do not fall exclusively on their shoulders. We want them to know that others, most of whom do not share their race or religion, who do not come from South Carolina, abhor the injustices from which they have suffered and admire the ways the African-American community has enriched our nation. We honor Reverend Pinckney who so profoundly embodied the values that bind us together as Americans.”

Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and may be made online at or sent to:

Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund

c/o The Mayor’s Office, City of Charleston

Post Office Box 304, Charleston, SC 29402

Good from Evil – Amen!

Jerry Wells

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