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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…

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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…

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Calling all ghouls and goblins! EdVenture is pleased to announce Spooky Saturdays, coming this October to EdVenture’s Columbia location. (211 Gervais Street) Join us on select Saturdays in October for healthy and safe Halloween fun for the whole family; featuring spooky science shows, pumpki…

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Make tracks to Riverbanks for eight nights of safe, family-friendly fun when Boo at the Zoo returns Friday, October 23 – Friday, October 30. A limited number of timed tickets are available each evening and should be purchased in advance as most nights will sell out.

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The Lourie Center will host its annual Fall Festival on October 30 and we want you to be a part of the fun! We will be making some BIG changes this year to adapt to the "new normal" and allow for social distancing. For the first time ever, the Lourie Center Fall Festival will be an outdoor, …

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The Columbia Museum of Art announces a series of exciting purchases in the past year of works by contemporary African American artists — Sanford Biggers, Kwame Brathwaite, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Middleton, and Winston Wingo — that add significantly to its collection.

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The culture of black women wearing hats to church and for occasions has a rich history in the black community. Hat wearing was deemed as one of the indications of rise and giving rise to others among black women. Author Christopher Davis pens a new narrative of such culture.

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Zion Baptist Church’s Annual Friends and Family Day will be on September 27, at 11:00 a.m. The theme for Family and Friends Day is “Family and Friends Faithfully Serving God.” The supporting scripture is Proverbs 3:3-4.

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The Pouring Tea Society held its Juneteenth Tea Celebration on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm using Zoom Meeting technology. Ms. Vii, President of the Pouring Tea Society, presented the history, importance, and impact of Juneteenth on the local and national communities. Dr. Cathine G. Scot…

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Mark Myers grew up watching the Bonanza television show and dreaming of becoming a cowboy. As an adult he was able to make that dream come true. Mark and his wife Sandra are the founders of the Black Cowboy festival, held annually in Rembert, SC.

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The celebration of March as International Women's Month took a swift backseat with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the world and in our local Midlands environment. The only event that took place to mark International Women's Day before the halt of celebration activities was Gol…

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Sufia Giza is a true Renaissance Woman, a Poet, Filmmaker, Yogini and Historian who answered the call of Facebook friends responding to Vegetarian Recipes she shared on her page by publishing an e-book, VEGAN SOULFOOD: FOOD FOR THE SOUL to help provide a Gullah-Geechee Soulfood option for “C…

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When we feel prepared to take on any challenge, we are capable of gaining clarity and demonstrating the courage and confidence necessary to create a roadmap of actions that will help us to create progress that leads to success.

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NO ADDRESS, a documentary series directed by Caletta Harris, will premiere at the Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8 Theater on Thursday, January 23rd and/or Friday, January 24th at 6:00 p.m.

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Join the Carolina Panorama for the annual Circle of Love: “The Roaring Twenties are Here Again! Dinner. The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Top of Carolina, South Carolina's only revolving restaurant.

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Tens of thousands of locals and out-of-towners danced in the streets at Famously Hot New Year in downtown Columbia, S.C. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The free celebration featured a concert by Salt-N-Pepa — the first female rap act to receive a Grammy and attain platinum status — a midnight co…

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Please join Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters on Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a special event: Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision. This will be a conversation and reception with some of the original plaintiffs and family member…

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The Columbia Community Concert Band will present its "Sounds of the Season" concert on Friday, December 20, at 7:30 pm at the Heyward Moore Fines Arts Center located at Airport High School, 1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia, SC. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature var…