Charleston Strong | Thousands Unite at Mother Emanuel AME Church

over 3,000 people stood together as ONE on Sunday in downtown Charleston, in honor of the nine precious souls who lost their lives last week. it was truly remarkable to witness such a powerful event. my mother, sister, and i joined our community in what only could be described as beautiful. 

even in the midst of a Charleston heat wave, thousands came together to show their support and love for the families of those who lost their loved ones. i could not have been more proud of our loving and supportive community, and the example we've set for the nation. This is how a city centered in love answers to hate and racial discrimination. . . by demonstrating an outpouring of love for our neighbors,

let us continue to celebrate unity in remembrance of Cynthia, Suzie, Ethel, DePayne, Clementa, Tywanza, Daniel, Sharonda, and Myra. let us continue to sing songs and prayers through our streets of Charleston. let us continue to dissolve the lines of race & gender until they are no more. 

my thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's families. may you find peace and strength in the days ahead.

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