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Former middle school physical education teacher and Coach Collie E. Rayford taught students at W.G. Sanders Middle School for over a half-century. Even though he is now retired, Coach Rayford never stopped helping kids. Today, he is participating in a golf tournament named in his honor to ra…

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A Columbia, South Carolina native, Veteran and recent graduate of Los Angeles Film School, Zane Jones burst onto the entertainment scene in a major way by receiving an Emmy just two months after graduating. This Emmy Award-Winning producer has a deep passion for making life easier, and more …

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Angela F. Williams was recently appointed to serve as the president and CEO of United Way Worldwide; making history as the first Black woman to sit at the helm of the global organization. The South Carolina native—who holds degrees from the University of Virginia, the University of Texas Sch…

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A Columbia, South Carolina native, Veteran and recent graduate of Los Angeles Film School, Zane Jones burst onto the entertainment scene in a major way by receiving an Emmy just two months after graduating. This Emmy Award-Winning producer has a deep passion for making life easier, and more …

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On September 11, 2021, the Foundation will host the 15th Annual James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Walk virtually. One of Columbia’s most notable community figures, the World Famous Mr. Johnny Green, Radio Personality, KISS103.1 FM, will serve as the 2021 Walk Ambassador. Mr. Green has serv…

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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.