Reverend Cementa Pinckney Homegoing

Please join 3 Chics in honoring the life of Reverend & Senator Clementa Pinckney.

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Live coverage of Reverend Pinckney’s Homegoing today. MSNBC will air it live.  President Obama will deliver the Eulogy at 1:45 p.m. EDT.   First Lady Michelle Obama will accompany him. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend.

You can also Watch it here.    @ BET & here and here at

Your comments, photos, videos are appreciate. Thank You!

Photos & full video of service will be posted when available.

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107 Responses to Reverend Cementa Pinckney Homegoing

  1. Ametia says:

    President Obama spoke to & about the Souls of BLACK PEOPLE.

    W.E.DUBOIS would be proud.

  2. Ametia says:


  3. Ametia says:

    WELL! Let the church SING AMEN!

  4. rikyrah says:

    C-Span is repeating the funeral beginning now.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Brandon David Wilson @Geniusbastard

    I turn on the TV & my @POTUS is being backed up by an organ. I couldn’t have imagined any of today in 2005.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Michael Cohen @speechboy71

    A black President of the United States giving this speech in a black church is truly an amazing moment for this country

  7. rikyrah says:

    Calvin B. Lester Jr. @CalvinBenLester

    .Rev. Dr. @BarackObama did EVERYTHING but open the doors of the church. Or talk about the building fund.

  8. rikyrah says:

    The Reverend President!


  9. rikyrah says:

    Yes. A Moment.

    VSB @VerySmartBros

    A Black president is singing Amazing Grace. In a Black church. On national television.

  10. I’m still in tears. Potus singing Amazing Grace.

  11. Liza says:

    I am in tears, I cannot stop crying. We’ve never seen POTUS like that before, but the great orators know who to whom they are speaking. And PBO spoke to those folks today, he brought them front and center, for the whole nation to see who they are.

    Amazing grace…

  12. rikyrah says:

    Your President done told you…Black Lives Matter.

  13. rikyrah says:

    that organist is just making me smile….he/she understands…

  14. rikyrah says:

    Mr. President…Mr. President..

  15. President Obama: “By taking down that flag, we express God’s grace.”

  16. rikyrah says:

    did they just say ‘how long’?

  17. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    POTUS is on a roll! Saying what NEEDS to be said.

    Wow! Just wow!

  18. rikyrah says:

    they’re playing the organ!

  19. President Obama: ‘The black church ….. our beating heart.’

  20. rikyrah says:

    The church is our beating heart.

  21. rikyrah says:


  22. Going Up Yonder! Yes & AMEN! #ClementaPinckney

  23. Thank God for LiveStream because CNN and MSNBC have shut down live coverage. I see them.

  24. Can you guys hear the sound from LiveStream? I can’t.

  25. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    I am so very moved by the music and the Choir’s uplifting singing!

    *Touches me deeply….tears*

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      From her message to her husband:

      Today, tomorrow, and in the days to come, we will believe that God will make a way for us!

      We believe that God used you to be a beacon of hope to transform our family, the Church, the State, and our world. We believe that your life mattered. It mattered to us, and it will forever change the culture and the mindset of the of the world.

      You were our hero and now you are our Angel. Watch over us in the coming days.
      Guide and direct us to follow the proper ways. Inspire us through a rainbow to believe that hope is still alive. Encourage us through the songbird that our love will never die.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Those Are My People – President Obama’s words when he talked to Rep Clyburn the day after the shooting.
    In an emotional telephone interview with Yahoo News on Sirius/XM radio, Clyburn said he was on his way from Charleston airport on Thursday to a prayer service for those slain at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church when Obama called.

    “The president called, and we talked, and I noticed that he was very emotional in talking about Clementa” Pinckney, the pastor and Democratic state senator killed in the attack, Clyburn said.

    “I mentioned a couple of names (of victims) to him. He said, ‘Those are my people! Those are my people!’ He repeated that two or three times. I could tell that this event has struck a very emotional chord with him. So I was not the least bit surprised when he informed us that he would be coming to the service,” Clyburn said. Obama will deliver the eulogy for Pinckney on Friday.

  27. rikyrah says:

    Children of segregationists want to be on ‘right side of history’
    June 24, 2015

    Sometimes the apple falls far from the tree.

    The children of segregationists from the civil rights era have taken steps to differentiate themselves from the actions of their parents.

    They want to drive home the point that just because your forefathers were on the wrong side of history does not mean you need to follow the same trajectory.

    A South Carolina state senator whose father was a vocal proponent of segregation came out forcefully in favor of bringing down the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

    In a speech on the Senate floor of the Statehouse on Wednesday, Republican Paul Thurmond, of Charleston, said the “time is right and the ground is fertile” for the state totransfer the controversial emblem from the Statehouse to a museum.

    “It is time to acknowledge our past, atone for our sins and work towards a better future. That future must be built on symbols of peace, love and unity. That future cannot be built on symbols of war, hate and divisiveness,” Thurmond said from the podium.

    His late father, Strom Thurmond, was a U.S. senator for nearly half a century and ran for president in 1948 as a pro-segregation Dixiecrat (a member of the short-lived States’ Rights Democratic Party).

    The elder Thurmond holds the dubious Senate record of delivering the longest individual speech — 24 hours and 18 minutes — for his filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

    After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Thurmond was so dissatisfied with the liberalism among Democrats that he became a Republican.

    Despite Thurmond’s high-profile resistance to civil rights, astatue honoring him now stands on the Statehouse grounds.

    His son, now 39, said he is proud to speak out against the Confederate battle flag and “be on the right side of history.”
    The younger Thurmond noted that many see the flag as a symbol of oppression and slavery, whereas others see it as a symbol of Southern heritage.

    He acknowledged that his family has been in South Carolina for many generations. And, he’s been told, his great-grandfather was with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee when he surrendered in Appomattox, Va.

    “Think about it for just a second: Our ancestors were literally fighting to continue to keep human beings as slaves and continue the unimaginable acts that occur when someone is held against their will,” he said. “I am not proud of this heritage. These practices were inhumane and wrong, wrong, wrong.”

  28. rikyrah says:

    MSNBC just said POTUS would speak (eulogize) at 11:00. Guess my errands will have to wait!!

  29. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Letters to their daddy from Eliana and Malana:

  30. rikyrah says:

    Thank you for this.

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