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Seven Black churches across the South have been burned since the mass shooting by a white supremacist at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.1

Investigations are just beginning into the church fires; several of them are already being described as apparent arsons. But one thing is quite clear: White racists are reviving the tactics of the KKK to terrorize Black Americans.

We refuse to just stand by and watch it happen. So we’re aiming to raise at least $100,000 to help these churches rebuild.

Will you chip in to help these churches rebuild?
Every dime that MoveOn members donate through this email will be passed along directly to help rebuild churches that have been burned.

Click here to chip in to help these Black churches rebuild.

We’re also calling on the Justice Department to take swift action to capture and prosecute the arsonists while doing whatever it takes to protect other churches from further attacks.

Together, we can show that no American—Black or of any color—will stand alone against violence and hate. We all stand against racist terrorism. And we have each other’s back.  

Thanks for all you do.

–Corinne, Justin R., Bobby, Erica, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “After Charleston, Black Churches Targeted By Arsonists Across The South,” ThinkProgress, June 28, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=304986&id=122751-20162418-PLUv85x&t=1

2. “String of Nighttime Fires Hit Predominately Black Churches in Four Southern States,” Southern Poverty Law Center, June 26, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=304987&id=122751-20162418-PLUv85x&t=2

3. “Ku Klux Klan plans rally at South Carolina statehouse” USA Today, July 2, 2015  
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=305031&id=122751-20162418-PLUv85x&t=3

Churches Are Burning Again in the United States, and the Symbolism of that is Powerful

Churches Are Burning Again in the United States, and the Symbolism of that is Powerful

© Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP A firefighter’s jacket and helmet sit on a marker outside Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church, early Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Greeleyville, S.C. The African-American church, which was… On Wednesday, July 1, a fire was reported at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. The AP reports that an anonymous…

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6 Southern Churches Burn Since Charleston Massacre

6 Southern Churches Burn Since Charleston Massacre

Since the Charleston church shooting at Emanuel AME, where nine people were shot and killed, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned. From Tallahassee, Fla., to Knoxville, Tenn., at least three of the fires are being investigated as arson.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working…

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The College Creek Marketplace

“The College Creek Marketplace is located on the corner of Harpst and Rossow Steet on the south end of campus. We are primarily a convenient store, featuring such fresh, local items as Velluntini Baking Company pastries, freshly brewed local organic Humboldt Bay Coffee Company coffee, salads and locally made sandwiches, sushi and wraps from Pacific Rim Noodle House, and hot pizza.Our shelves are stocked with chips, fruit, candy, energy bars, and lots and lots of drinks plus our freezer has a wide variety of frozen entrees. As always, we welcome suggestions to better serve you.”

http://www2.humboldt.edu/housing/dining/locations/marketplace.html

Who Is Responsible for Burning Black Churches?

Who Is Responsible for Burning Black Churches?

The cause of the fire at Glover Grove Baptist Church in Warrenville, S.C., has yet to be determined.ABC NEWS SCREENSHOT Since the June 17 killing of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., five predominantly black churches in the South have burned in the past week, causing many on social media to wonder #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches. (Fires have also hit two…

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