is your source for free news and information in Columbia and the Midlands. The State reported that the Black Educators for Justice applied for their permit to demonstrate 10 days after the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Multiple media outlets reports the fliers from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan showed up last week in the Dorchester Waylyn community. Our family hopes the people of South Carolina will join us in staying away from the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create over the weekend and instead focus on what brings us together.

The Republican governor says avoiding the rally will honor the victims as the state continues to heal.

Ever since Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the KKK has been on a public relations campaign of sorts to soften its image.

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the KKK protest is his “biggest concern” especially since the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a black separatist group will be located at the State House grounds at the same time. This type of racist propaganda comes after the Confederate flag was taken down from the Statehouse lawn and some groups are now expressing their alternative agenda.