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As we enter a new month, please remember that there will be multiple Juneteenth Celebrations being held across the Midlands. Here is a current list of local celebrations:

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Join Richland Library for Small Talk with George Clinton from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 at the Township Auditorium (1703 Taylor Street). Sponsored by the Richland Library Friends and Foundations, Township Foundation, giving you a free pass to meet the legendary bandleader. Parliame…

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The Kemetic Institute for Health and Human Development invites the community to join in celebrating their 10th anniversary at The Meeting Place, 201 Columbia Mall Boulevard in Columbia. The event will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

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Harry Wayne Casey (right), lead singer of the popular disco/funk band KC & the Sunshine Band, put on an outstanding concert in Columbia last Friday (April 8). The band, which rose to stardom in the 1970s, performed a medley of their hits.

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For over 125 years, Americans have had a love affair with their vehicles. Cars are one of the most expensive purchases most Americans make -- and one of the most personal. Cars are not just a form of transportation, it is also a means of self-expression. Many people express who they are thro…

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The B Strong Group will partner with Richland County Recreation Commission and the American Red Cross to host a community health fair and blood drive on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 10 am until 3 pm. This is their 5th Annual Braden’s Birthday Bash & Blood Drive celebrating another year…

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Serve & Connect will host its annual fundraiser, the Illuminight Gala, on March 18 at 800 Junction in downtown Columbia. The nonprofit’s signature fundraising event celebrates the organization's mission, including the presentation of the Greg Alia Award and the Changemaker Award. This ye…

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The Columbia Museum of Art announces the launch of More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series, hosted by ethnomusicologist Dr. Birgitta Johnson and debuting Saturday, March 5. The series, which offers free admission for students, premieres with a sampling of diverse sacred choral textures that e…

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Soryteller Darion McCloud was announced as a recipient of the 2022 South Carolina’s Governors Awards for the Arts. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the arts in our state. 

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The Columbia Museum of Art announces the launch of More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series, hosted by ethnomusicologist Dr. Birgitta Johnson and debuting Saturday, January 15, 2022, during closing weekend of 30 Americans. The series, which offers free admission for students, premieres with a …

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Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr., local author, and founder of Renaissance Publications LLC, received the Literary Titan Gold Awards for his books that focuses on the African American history in Aiken, Orangeburg, and Richland Counties: The Thompson Family: Untold Stories From The Past (1830-1960) a…

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Filmmakter JB Brown (right) is all smiles as he greets a fan who attended the premiere of his new movie Forbidden Love at the Spotlight Cinemas in Columbia. The premiere was held Saturday afternoon.

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South Carolina’s official Christmas Tree arrived at the South Carolina State House this morning following a brief press conference on the North Lawn. Kelly Barbrey, vice president of marketing and communications with Experience Columbia SC, thanked the many individuals and organizations that…

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WOW Productions & One7evenOne Productions has taken a leap from live plays to streaming. When faced with a shutdown of live productions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the talented duo launched their latest production as a streaming video series on Youtube. Secrets in Plain Sight Limite…

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Start your Christmas shopping by supporting local businesses! Come out Saturday, November 13, 2021 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Holiday Market. There will be a variety of vendors selling accessories, crafts, food and much more! Interested in showcasing your goods or services, sign up to be a vendor.

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The mission of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is to serve as the principal advocate for and steward of South Carolina’s natural resources. Through the agency’s Diversity Outreach program, we are working to connect with people who are not traditionally represented in the out…

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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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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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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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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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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…