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BY: Erica Veal
If white people want to make a substantial contribution to society and the fight against racism, they need to develop an awareness of the real ways it impacts non-whites
BY: Helen Mitternight
Keeping Vigil
BY: Mike Grabman
The shooting at Emanuel AME Church was a hate crime—and we need to talk about race.
BY: Helen Mitternight
When the Big O is the Big Oh No Way
BY: Erica Veal
Examining the legacy of the civil rights movement and what work still needs to be done
BY: Erica Veal
If you think that the shooting death of Walter Scott is an isolated incident, then it's time to take a look at the history of black Charleston.
BY: Mac Kilduff
An emotionally heated look at police oppression and race from a formerly unassuming suburbanite.
BY: Jessie Parks
Charleston City Paper reported that protesters described as "an offshoot" of Black Lives Matter Charleston would be shutting down the Ravenel Bridge at 4pm. However, for unknown reasons, the protest has been called off.
BY: Robin Gibson
Need cash? Own a car? Consider driving for Uber. But not before reading this interview for the inside scoop on what it's like to partner with the service in Charleston.
BY: Devin Grant
Oh no she didn't! After an Atlanta blog editor took Charleston to task for defending the city's honor, Devin Grant wrote a few words in reply.
BY: John F. Abess
Is Charleston, after hitting a zenith, heading downward because it cannot regulate developers or maintain livability for its residents?
BY: Shep Rose
How political correctness is killing honesty and creativity
BY: Helen Mitternight
I watched "Fifty Shades of Grey" so you don't have to.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Get one, wear one, talk about it.
BY: Suzelle Santos
Opinions on Uber have been divided in South Carolina since the state Public Service Commission demanded the company stop operations two weeks ago. Listen in on what two drivers have to say.
BY: Renae Brabham
Instead of ranting on social media about prayer in schools or passing judgement on the beliefs of others, maybe it's time for so-called Christians to focus on the real issues.
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Snubbing a poet and beautiful verse is one thing. Snubbing leadership, history, and the way forward is another.
BY: Bates Hagood
An ongoing debate about surfboard leashes at Folly.
BY: Rory Gruler
This week in #CHS tweets, Kronsberg is sentenced to life, Carolina Panthers player Cam Newton has nine lives, and Clemson SAE frat members clearly demonstrate that the adolescent brain is not fully developed.
BY: Suzelle Santos
Let's not really break the internet, people. Charleston's new Ohm Radio tells us why they support net neutrality. Featured image by Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images.
BY: Rory Gruler
This week in #CHS tweets, Sen. Robert Ford faces the music, Kirk Cameron gets his Christian chicken fix, and a federal judge strikes down SC's same-sex marriage ban.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Blogger Helen Mitternight explores how we mask our least favorite physical traits.
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Fiasco. Debacle. Travesty. Clusterf*&^k. You name it. But yesterday's firing certainly was no "trick or treat."
BY: Shep Rose
No, we're not talking about basketball. In a world of radical politicians, Shep Rose wonders when we might come to a center, a mutually beneficial meeting place.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Guys and gals, get ready for the rubbers of the future.
BY: Helen Mitternight
After the Ray Rice case, the hashtag, #WhyIStayed stormed the Twitter-sphere. The online community exploded with heartbreaking stories, followed by an outpouring of courageous #WhyILeft tweets.
BY: Rory Gruler
A fatal shooting occurred last night at The Gardens, an apartment complex in West Ashley. Our community comes together on Twitter to mourn the deputy killed in this seemingly senseless crime.
BY: Helen Mitternight
One in four college-aged women is date raped or experiences an attempted date rape while in school. And, unlike CeeLo Green, we've got our facts straight about what goes on behind the bedroom door.
BY: Shep Rose
Recently, many people have developed an opinion on the purpose of the Second Amendment. Shep Rose is surely one of them in his take on gun control and thoughts on the purpose of the legislation.
BY: Andrew C. Petersen
We are happy to announce that the Holy City is hosting a same-sex wedding event this summer! Learn more about the AFFA fundraiser, "Say A Big, Gay ‘I Do’ To A Charleston Destination Wedding" here.
BY: Diana Barton
This new Ansonbourough market and raw bar gives us a fresh outlook on seafood in the city.
BY: Rory Gruler
Well, he did it. Convicted felon and a reality show star Thomas Ravenel files a petition to challenge Lindsey Graham.
BY: Instant Grit
There are two types of countries, ones that use the metric system, and ones that have been to the moon. Remember the real reason for the best holiday our country can celebrate.
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Need some half-time inspiration during this afternoon's game? TEDxCharleston scores TWO goals in recent weeks as Editor's Picks for national TED talks. Check 'em out.
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
Meet a candidate for Secretary of State, a mover, a shaker, and a woman with a plan. This lady may not be your typical choice on the ballot, but don't count her out, she's ready to make major changes.
BY: Instant Grit
In this week's Blog of the Week, we examine what it takes to have the perfect makeup, for the perfect pictures on your big day, from two of Charleston's leading experts in the subject.
BY: Instant Grit
With this addition to King Street's already busy shopping district, everyone will have yet another opportunity to get that signature "southern" look of khakis and pastels with the little whales.
BY: Instant Grit
Get connected and celebrate how the social media revolution has changed almost every aspect of our lives with National Social Media Day at The Alley. Bowling, bowling, Twitter, what more do you want?
BY: Instant Grit
Double bubble? More like double trouble, because right or left, Republican or Democrat, there are some things we can all agree on, and our Blog of the Week covers just that.
BY: Instant Grit
There's still time to get dad the perfect gift for his big day this Sunday, and what better way to make him feel like king of the castle than with kitchen tools only a king "wood" use.

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