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Muslim Communities Reach Across Religious Lines to Help Rebuild Burned Churches

Thousands of dollars have been raised by a coalition of American Muslim groups to help black Christians rebuild what they’ve lost.

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In the past ten days, and in the wake of Charleston, eight black churches across America have burned. While one has been ruled as an accident, three are believed to be arson, and the others have remained under investigation. It’s a terrifying threat for many members of the black community, which is why a coalition of American Muslim groups recently launched a powerful crowdfunding campaign to help rebuild the churches. Over $53,000 have been raised in just a little under a week.

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Even NASCAR Wants the Confederate Flag Taken Down

An outrageously unlikely candidate joins the fight for the flag’s removal.

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In the past week, calls to take the Confederate flag down have come from a highly unexpected group of sources: Republican Governor Nikki Haley, Amazon, and everyone’s favorite superstore, Walmart. To make things even stranger, NASCAR—an organization not exactly known for its progressive politics—recently threw their name into the hat. They’re enjoining not only South Carolina, but also Darlington Raceway, home of the Sprint Cup series, to finally take down the all-too-symbolic flag.

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Who Are the Victims of the Charleston Shooting?

Nine people died in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday.

Nine people died last night when Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old white male, opened fire on their bodies at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina. Here are their names:

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