*Editor’s Note: This video was recorded before Dylann Roof was apprehended by police.*

The last few months have been particularly taxing on the Black psyche. Whether it’s the unjust treatment of a young, Black teenager at a McKinney pool party or the death of Walter Scott, it seems like we’ve been beaten down again and again with stories of injustice that have captured the nation’s attention.

This morning we were completely disheartened to learn that Emanuel AME Church, a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, was the victim of a massacre where 9 people, including the pastor and State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, and Cynthia Hurd were killed.

See what the editors of MadameNoire had to say about this tragic and heartbreaking incident in the video above.


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