Alana Simmons

NN Granddaughter of Charleston shooting victim on Meet the Press

The granddaughter of one of the nine Charleston shooting victims appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning.

St. John's Episcopal African Methodist Episcopal Church

Norfolk pastor preaches forgiveness after S.C. massacre

As services resumed in Charleston, S.C. after a massacre that left nine dead, local AME churches went on with their regular Sunday morning w…

Parishioners sing at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

Reopening church doors after shooting ‘sends a message’

Emanuel AME Church opened its tall, wooden doors to the world Sunday, embracing strangers who walked in from the street or tuned in from hom…