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The Auntie Karen Foundation will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a MASKquerade themed event on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Koger Center for the Arts. The Legends of...2021 Concert will feature Vanessa Williams with The Colour of Music Orchestra Black Classical Musicians Festival i…

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Richland Library is celebrating Black Music Month with one of our former artists-in-residence. Join us for Evening Arts: THE Dubber from 7 - 8 p.m., Friday, June 18 on our Facebook Page. The online performance, which is free and open to the public, features Washington, DC-born and South Caro…

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Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr.’s new book, “The Awakening”, The Seawright-Ellison Family Saga, Vol. 1, A Narrative History, is the first volume of narratives about the descendants of two families who share a common ancestor, Martha Kitchings Seawright Ellison. The book begins with Martha and her f…

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The Columbia Section of the National Council of Negro Women, under the dynamic leadership of Loranda Melton, continues to focus on the goal of NCNW which is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent to reach their fullest potential.

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Delta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated® ignited Nurses’ Week with a Virtual Fashion Show and Awards Program, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The Fundraising Chair Iona Graham, MSN, MA, RN spearheaded this dynamic event. Dr. Tara E. Smalls, the Scholarship and Awards Chair led the…

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Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) presents the 3rd Daddy and Me 5K / Fun Run on June 19, 2021, at 8:00 am at the Saluda Shoals Park. Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) presents an opportunity for anyone in the Columbia area to enjoy a certified 5K, a fun run and there are even virtual run…

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The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC), an affinity group of the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA), invites the public to celebrate its 10th anniversary during the 2021 annual meeting on Thursday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. Festivities include a reception on Boyd Plaza — where patron…

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Born and raised in Rwanda, Emma Rwirangira has a knack for languages. She speaks four of them: Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English. However, she spoke no English at all when she and her husband moved to the United States in 2011. “It wasn’t an easy road,” says Emma. “I had to learn to …

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Several South Carolina leaders and initiatives will be recognized this year by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) in its annual “Preserving Our Places in History: Lest We Forget” award program on April 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. SCAAHC is pleased to announce State Se…

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The WCS Memorial Scholarship is a non-renewable one-time cash award, awarded to the student. This scholarship will be awarded to one graduating African American high school senior who resides in the Midlands Areas and one to a senior who resides in Georgetown County.

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After a one-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual Black Cowboy Festival will return in 2021.

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The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will participate in the National Covid-19 Day of Remembrance on March 21 and will partner with Walgreens to administer Covid-19 vaccinations for eligible groups.

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Baba Seitu Amenwahsu is a visual artist, musician, healer and retired Public School Art Educator in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of a new book, ‘BA AKHU® A Mystical Spiritual Path’s Visual Art Aesthetic.’

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Our nation has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: over 400,000 Americans have died from complications of the coronavirus. Black Americans are 3.7 times as likely as white Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and 2.8 times as likely to die.COVID-

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S.A.V.E. (Students Advocating for Vital Engagements) is an organization founded to inspire and galvanize young people to use their voices for change. Its debut Summit will take place virtually on February 5 and 6 and is available to any high school or college student. They can sign up for fr…

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The Columbia (SC) Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is hosting a Zoom webinar on “Uncovering Facts About Diabetes in the African American Community” on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The webinar presenter is LaCresha Mitchum, RN, MSN-Ed, CDCES. Please r…

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Reid Chapel AME Church, located at 704 Gabriel Street, Columbia, S.C. 29203 will have Free COVID-19 Testing in the parking next to the Ruth C. Simon Family Life Center every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), will provide free COVID-19 tests for passengers of the bus system beginning today.

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Many people are avoiding in-person doctor’s visits to limit potential exposure to coronavirus -- or are simply ignoring health concerns altogether. However, when it comes to medical emergencies such as stroke, immediate medical attention is critical.

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Re-Discover ME’s is excited to announce the new release of the “Mental Safety Plan” journal for women. Re-Discover ME’s Mental Safety Plan/Journal is a personalized practical plan that provides solace and restoration for women overwhelmed by stress and mental exhaustion. This book is a great…

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With the 2020-2021 flu season underway, Richland Library is once again partnering with Walgreens to host free flu shot clinics at several of our locations.

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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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Join Richland Library as we feature a James Beard Award winner and renowned chef during Let's Talk Race: A Conversation with Culinary Historian Michael Twitty from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 12. Please register at richlandlibrary.com or call 803-799-9084 to attend this online progr…