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Benedict College is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Benedict College will collaborate with Propel Cent…

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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, in partnership with Visit Baltimore, today announced its first-ever virtual tournament. The highly anticipated week-long celebration will be tabbed the CIAA Virtual Vibe: Tour…

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In addition to being a critical driver of growth in the economy overall, entrepreneurship is one of the many ways that individuals can build wealth in America. But as 2020 has illustrated, opportunities to participate and succeed in the entrepreneurial economy are not equally distributed by …

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Earlier today, the Atlanta Hawks announced that it has agreed to refinance the construction loan for the Emory Sports Medicine Complex with a syndicate of Black-owned banks. The $35 million loan marks the first time a professional sports franchise has had a significant loan underwritten excl…

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Duke Energy announced that it has deposited $5 million into Optus Bank, a Black-owned bank based in South Carolina, furthering the company’s support for diverse and minority-owned businesses, individuals and low-income communities. The transaction was completed at the end of 2020.

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People start businesses for a variety of reasons. For some, it is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. For others, it is to replace lost income. For Gwen Richardson, founder of All Exquisite Events, it was almost a form of therapy. Making baked goods and treats was something that brought bac…

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An infectious smile and a voice made for the stage are the words I use to best describe Courtland Thomas. Courtland is the owner of CourtConnects Lighting & Sound Solutions, an events company specializing in concessions, decor, sound, and lighting. The company has an expansive inventory …

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In Western culture, the Chinese word for "crisis" is said to be composed of two Chinese characters signifying "danger" and "opportunity". That word is especially applicable to the Coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic has devastated a lot of businesses, it has created opportunities for fo…

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It’s time to enter to win rent or mortgage for a year — a $15,000 prize. The Carolina Panorama Newspaper has partnered with media outlets nationwide to offer its readers. All you have to do is complete an online entry form. That’s it!

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Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” That verse describes the life of local attorney Mark C. McLawhorn. He was led to enter the legal profession

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A hustler is defined as someone who will overcome any obstacle to accomplish a goal. Ariel Johnson, owner of hair care product company JusRel Organics, says that she was raised to be a hustler.

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Dr. Santana Jones is a native of South Carolina with enormous passion for dentistry and children. Her passion for dentistry began with her position as a Navy Dental Technician. She has since worked her way through the industry and has taken on the title as the founder of Irmo Kids Dental, wh…

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South Carolina State University is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the university and Orangeburg community. Testing will be available every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. …

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The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced today that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule. The SIAC men's and women's basketball schedule will begin on January 10 and will feature a 12-14 game conferenc…

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With the announcement of Kamala Harris as Vice-President-elect of The United States of America, young black girls around the country started to see someone who looked like them in power positions. This empowerment was always a part of the story of The Rosado Sisters (Sybil and Phoebe). As th…

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A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen, located in downtown Columbia, has been named one of America’s Favorite Black-owned Restaurants by Discover Card. As a result of this honor, owner Folami Geter was awarded $25,000 in the @Discover #EatItForward Sweepstakes.

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The coronavirus pandemic and the great recession that it caused has been devastating to businesses worldwide. That has been especially true when it comes to Black-owned businesses. According to a report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 41 percent of Black-owned businesses—some 44…

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Picture this ideal family scenario where a child follows in their parent’s footsteps, takes over a family business, and continues their parent’s legacy. With Dr. Kendall Miller and Dr. Willie Miller, this ideal scenario has happened in real life. Dr. Kendall Miller, son of Dr. Willie Miller,…

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The key to surviving in business is learning how to adapt to challenging situations. Thomas K. Anderson, owner of Potter’s Computer Systems, is a survivor.

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The myth says, a rose that grows from concrete is admired, not because of its beauty, but because of the incredible odds it overcame in order to blossom.

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Sheldon Ferguson is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, international recording artist and multi-platinum selling producer. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Sheldon currently calls Atlanta, Georgia home. His music has sold in over 70 countries and made it into the Top 10 on the Smooth Jaz…

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This is a collection of Minority Owned Business Spotlight sponsored by MBDA.  Each Month the MBDA Center will highlight a minority own business in the Carolina Panorama to encourage business economic for the companies.

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A famous businessman once said, "The purpose of a business is to create a customer who creates customers." Providing great customer services is the best way to build a business that lasts.