Hate crimes in America declined by 8 percent across the board in 2014—yet for Muslims in the U.S., such offenses rose by 14 percent, according to an annual report from the FBI.
Authorities believe Joey Meek knew about Dylan Roof's plans for the June massacre.
A guilty plea could mean life in prison instead of the death penalty.
Attorneys have not said if Roof would enter a plea on Friday.
"Strike at the Black church, and you strike at the heart of Black American life," wrote David A. Love in the 'Atlanta BlackStar.'
Historian calls out the state on Twitter for honoring the flag after a suspected hate crime.
Suspect charged after allegedly hanging a noose on a statue of the university's first black enrollee.
Ads to end the "denial" and "willful ignorance" of the jihadist threat are criticized as anti-Muslim, hateful