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On July 13 and July 14, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina at Allen University, the first African Day Festival will be celebrated. In the history of Columbia, there has never been a festival that combines, all Continental African groups, such as the Yoruba, Igbo, Fante, Ashanti , Senegalese, A…

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An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives.

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Well before the invention of cell phones, medical experts agreed that poor posture is the leading cause of back and neck pain. But the explosion of 24-7 cell phone use has seriously compounded this problem - and even given rise to a new medical condition: ‘Text Neck”.

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On March 14 of this year, students across the US left class for 17 minutes – one minute for every person killed in the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School massacre. It is a bit disheartening to realize that, if the students had instead chosen to stay out of class one minute for every person…

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Reggaetronic Music Festival returns to Lake Murray for the 6th year on July 14, 2018. The 100% floating music festival is Reggaetronic showcases national, regional and homegrown artists while never touching land. The all-day lake event seeks to celebrate the vibes of modern reggae, funk, roc…

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If you're a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer - benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostate, BPH can cause bothersome urinary symptoms that can worsen with age. In fact, nearly 40 milli…

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Kudos to the folks in D.C. who are advancing alternatives to the Affordable Care Act’s over-regulated and expensive health insurance policies. Small business association health plans and expanding health savings accounts (HSAs) are among several tools to increase health care choices. However…

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Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration.

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There’s no place like home, unless you live in a nursing home – were the sentiments of those who wrote in to address the concern of elder abuse in the nursing home on the Ask Dr. Macie segment on OnPoint on WACH FOX this week. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, a study of 2,000…

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More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term health care services, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yet, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 13 percent of those who received professional home health care had lon…

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More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term health care services, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yet, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 13 percent of those who received professional home health care had lon…

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Virginia College in Columbia will host a Community Health Fair on Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the campus located at 7201 Two Notch Road. The event is free and open to the public and will feature refreshments, a variety of health-related checks and activities for all ages, including…

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The Teen Health Summit, hosted by Palmetto Health’s Office of Community Health, is an annual event for students in grades six through 12. The summit will cover a variety of topics including healthy relationships, bullying and college life.

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If you don’t know the name Alberto Marzan, you will in the very near future.  A visionary and innovative entrepreneur, Marzan’s latest transformative venture, AfroLife.TV, the world’s first streaming service with content curated for people of color, launches on June 14, 2018.

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Are you ready to get funky?! Join Richland Library for Small Talk with Bootsy Collins from 7 - 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 15 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). We're giving you a free backstage pass to meet the legendary funk bassist. Bootsy Collins plans to share stories about his lo…

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The BA AKHU ART SHOW at Tapps Art Center has been extended through June 30, 2018.
There will be another First Thursday in June with another Ceremonial Installment of the Art Forms Featuring SPIRITUAL GUMBO, African Drumming Group.

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The Columbia House Music Program's goal is 'Uniting People Across Cultures & Ethnicities' & Bringing Awareness of House Music Culture In Our State's Capitol, Columbia.' As part of that mission, it is launching the inaugural 'Summer House Music In The Park' 2018.

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“Now what do I do?” “I’m a caregiver for my aging mom, where do I go for help?” This is the question that was highlighted on the Ask Dr. Macie segment on OnPoint on WACH Fox 57 this week. Unfortunately, there is not a central repository for ALL the resources that are available to seniors. Bu…

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Palmetto Health will hold a Men’s Health Symposium on Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Trinity Education Community and Convention Center, 2523 Richland St. All men are invited to a free breakfast, free health screenings and morning of health discussions. Women also are welcome to attend a…

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Narconon New Life Retreat wants you to be aware to look for the following signs when it comes to methamphetamine addiction:

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From the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night, your eyes are working to bring you the world. In fact, your eyes deliver 80 percent of the information you take in every day, which is why it’s important to protect your vision.

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Carolina’s Caribbean Culture Festival (CCCF) will host the South Carolina Carnival. This year the Festival is being held downtown Columbia from Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th in various venues. CCCF was founded by a group of Caribbean-American Individuals to introduce and expand the …

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Temple Zion Baptist Church, located at 1174 Heyward Brockington Road in Columbia, will host a “Community Festival” on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 12-3 p.m. We invite u to come out and enjoy lots of fun; horse ride, choo-choo- train, music, games, food and fellowship. Contact Naomi Samuel at …

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The Columbia House Music Project brings 'Historical House Music', a music of Dance, Celebration and Inclusiveness on Saturday, May 19th, from 4 – 9 p.m. to Social Bar & Lounge, located at 918 Gervais Street in Columbia, SC. There is FREE entry until 5 p.m. $5 advance tickets are also ava…

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The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) brings the cinematic experience of Black Panther to the Columbia Museum of Art on Friday, May 4, 2018. The evening kicks off with a brief year-in-review followed by an interactive conversation between Marvel Comics illustrator and Ben…

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May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and the neurosurgeons of Palmetto Health-USC Neurosurgery want the community to be aware of risk factors, symptoms, advanced treatment options and the forming of a new support group for brain tumor survivors and their families.

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The Language Buzz, located at 1921 Henderson Street, will host its 3d Annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival on Saturday, May 5th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in celebration of multi-cultural language, culture and learning. This free admission, family event is open to the public. All proceeds benefit…