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A racially-based Saturday shooting by a White teenager at a Buffalo grocery store in which 10 people died has stirred up emotional torment akin to what happened in Charleston after the 2015 massacre at Emanuel AME Church.

“America’s Achilles’ heel continues to be … racism,” said Charlotte’s Malcolm Graham, whose sister was among nine parishioners fatally shot by White supremacist Dylann Roof in 2015. “As a country, we need to acknowledge that it exists.

“There’s a lack of acknowledgement that these problems are persistent, are embedded into systems and cost lives,” he told the Associated Press. More: The New York Times, WCSC TV, The Post and Courier, Associated Press, The Washington Post

In other headlines: 

Sea turtles nesting across Georgia, S.C. beaches. Wildlife officials in South Carolina and Georgia have reported dozens of rare loggerhead sea turtles are busy digging nests, laying eggs on beaches since May 1. More: Associated Press

North Charleston mall to host Black-owned business expo. More than 30 vendors will showcase their products at a Black-owned business expo at Northwoods Mall in North Charleston. More: WCSC TV

Charleston Gaillard Center readies for next chapter with new leader. Charleston’s Gaillard Center’s new CEO, Lisa Frenkel, said the next step for the center is the level of programming to keep the books balanced and the community engaged. More: The Post and Courier 

Charleston restaurant workers to split $600k after tip pool ruled illegal. Charleston’s 167 Raw was ordered to pay more than $600,000 to nearly 100 workers who were forced to share their tips, according to a ruling by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. More: Associated Press, WCBD TV

Charleston City Council to hear opposition to King Street business district. King Street business owners who want to be excluded from a new taxing district for the street will have the opportunity to opt out this week. More: The Post and Courier 

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