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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…

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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.