Friday, May 8, 2015

The Agenda: Hollywood officer-involved shooting; Ana spins off coast; Graham may be looking at June 1 announcement

"We Shall Overcome" musician Guy Caraway dies at 87

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, May 8, 2015 at 12:05 PM

In a front-page obituary today, The New York Times remembers folk musician Guy Carawan, who died this week at the age of 87. Carawan created the popular arrangement of "We Shall Overcome" adapted from a Charleston tobacco strike picket line chant, later made famous by Pete Seeger at Carnegie Hall. Source: Newseum, NYT, YouTube

SLED is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in Hollywood yesterday during which a Charleston County deputy shot a man as they responded to a reported home invasion at his home. Source: P&C

Nationally, pressure is mounting on Republicans in Congress to take action on criminal justice and police reform legislation, with at least three separate efforts spearheaded by GOP members working their way through the process, including U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's proposal for more body cameras. Source: Politico

From NYT Magazine this weekend: "How a group of black social-media activists build the nation's first 21st-century civil rights movement"

Nearly a month before hurricane season officially starts, the first named storm is spinning off the coast of the Carolinas. Source: P&C

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is reportedly telling donors that he's on track for an announcement around June 1 to make his White House bid official. Source: Politico

Charlotte-based chicken-and-biscuits chain Bojangles debuts on the NASDAQ exchange today, going public with an opening price of $19 under the symbol BOJA. Source: Charlotte Observer

The State interviews the current student who dons the Cocky costume for everything from USC athletic events to campus events to wedding receptions. The graduating senior who's been Cocky since his first day on campus will wear the yellow mascot feet during commencement. Source: The State

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