Introduction to Resources

One of our goals at Auntie Bellum is compile an on-going list of resources, both local and national, for women in need. This resource list will work hand-in-hand with a series of posts we are writing to educate women on how to tackle various life experiences — buying a home, sexual assault, applying for a … [Read more…]

Beauty, Poise, and Progress

On Saturday, Daja Dial, a Clemson cheerleader from Spartanburg, was crowned Miss South Carolina (only the third African-American woman to win in the pageant’s history), but not before she took a stand on a controversial issue. According to The State newspaper, when asked by pageant judges whether Confederate flags and other memorabilia belonged on state … [Read more…]

Progress and Pride

Auntie Bellum would like to throw our collective hands in the air for Marriage Equality! It’s been an emotional week here in South Carolina. We lost nine beautiful people in Charleston, we mourned, we came together and protested, we were promised some pretty big things, and we cautiously celebrated. While we joined hands to overcome … [Read more…]

Funeral Procession for Senator Clementa Pinckney


  Around noon a caisson drawn by two white horses left Leevy’s Funeral Home carrying the casket of Clementa Pinckney and made its way to the State House where the late-Senator was scheduled to lay in state from 1:00 until 5:00. The carriage arrived on the north lawn of the State House about twenty minutes … [Read more…]

Reactions: Take Down the Flag Movement


Murders in historically Black churches and long processions of entire communities coming to pay their last respects – I thought this was a subject matter left to grainy old news footage and Spike Lee documentaries. And yet, after spending much of this week at the state house attending rallies and the senate session, it now … [Read more…]