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How, in a city that is heavily stratified by race, income, and history, can one man remain in power so long and remain so beloved? We say thank you to Mayor Joe Riley for forty years of service.

If Ginny Deerin is successful in her upcoming bid to be Charleston, South Carolina’s next mayor, she will make history, becoming Charleston’s first female mayor and South Carolina’s first LGBT mayor.

Guest blogger Tom Isaksen was visiting Charleston from his hometown of Sydney, Australia on the night of June, 17th when Dylann Roof viciously took the lives of nine members of Emanuel AME Church. Here, he remembers the horrifying event.

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

As Charleston buries its own, its people personify unity, hope and change. (All the pics are mine and can be used)

Snubbing a poet and beautiful verse is one thing. Snubbing leadership, history, and the way forward is another.

This one was unanimous... give Grit editors a hot topic and a well-communicated opinion on it, and we're in. Read on to hear more opinions and weigh in with what you think of this new release

Brad Paisley's new song, "Accidental Racist," has a lot of people talking. Is all the hype warranted? Is it even good music? Here's my take (and a peek at the lyrics)