It’s been said, many times, if we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. That is true. We have proved it too many times for anyone to doubt it. History teaches us but we fail to learn, again and again and again.

The Orangeburg Massacre and the Charleston Nine are two brutal events in South Carolina’s history that point to the need for a Hate Crimes Bill. Rep. John McCravy of House District 13, sits on the House Committee on Judiciary to which the Hate Crimes Bill (H.3063) has been referred. Such a b…

The horrible surge in coronavirus cases being experienced in South Carolina has one root cause: a liberal impatience by conservatives who reopened the state too early. As a result, too many people have the disease. Too many will die as exhausted medical workers are at their breaking point.

George Floyd’s death at the hands (knee) of a racist policeman was tragic. This cop should be sent to prison for first- or second-degree murder. The other policemen around him who did nothing to intervene should be found guilty of manslaughter. These cops are a disgrace to law enforcement. T…

As we’ve watched the last several weeks unfold after George Floyd’s death, the news has often been difficult to watch. His death has struck a deep chord across our country and in our communities. People are justifiably angry about what happened to Mr. Floyd. I am angry about it.

With the preponderance of recent events, namely the high death rate of African Americans from COVID-19 (in SC 52% are African American), the murder of Ahmaud Arbery (Feb. 23), Breonna Taylor (March 13) and George Floyd (May 25), and when applying Google’s definition, “the usual, average, or …

How many nights have you waited up for your children, not able to sleep until you know that they’re safely home? We hope that they won’t be in an accident. We hope that they won’t do something foolish that results in harm.

While learning how to practice personal forgiveness is difficult, it seems that communal or social forgiveness is next to impossible in our society. Sometimes the most important step for a group of people is to accept their role in past problems, asking for forgiveness so society can move on…

Pogo lived in a swamp. He was a possum. He and his swamp-dwelling friends were in a comic strip, but in real life Pogo had some good advice for us humans. For example, he said, “we have met the enemy and it is us.”

In these strange times related to the coronavirus pandemic, I am sure we all are concerned about our health and the health of our friends and family. I suggest and encourage that we take this time to improve our health. Let us use this crisis as an opportunity to improve our health and possi…

A year and a half ago, my husband and I moved to Greenwood from Tulsa, Oklahoma for work and to live closer to our immediate families. We received the warmest welcomes and most sincere invitations that we have ever experienced as newcomers.

Like all of you who love our country, which was founded on the belief that all people were created equal and have the inalienable rights, given by our Creator, of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; like any of you who love Jesus Christ and who believe that he was God in the flesh, s…

You may think you’re winning the battle with a killing here or a hate rally there, but you’re losing the war. Americans are getting increasingly sick, tired and repelled by your vitriolic, creepy, abhorrent prejudices. Your days are as numbered as the president you glorify.