FROM Kevin Alexander Gray
Clementa Pinckney and Mother Emanuel Church Rev. Clementa Pinckney of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina was one of nine people shot dead at the church last night in what authorities are calling a hate crime. The details are chilling. The shooting took place at a prayer group. The suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was apprehended in Shelby, North Carolina, roughly 250 miles from the scene of the crime. Roof reportedly spent an hour with the prayer group before he began firing, sitting next to Reverend Pinckney. Who was Pinckney, and what’s the significance of the AME Church?
Michael Flynn ensnared in foreign payments scandal Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.