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During the May LSU Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board named William Tate IV, Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina, as the next LSU president. Tate is expected to begin his term as…

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In honor of World Book Day, observed April 23, 2021, the Columbia Section of the National Council of Negro Women, donated bins of new books and learning materials to Prisma Health’s Children’s Hospital. The donations will provide hours of support and engagement for the children being served …

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Tiarrianna Reed is a Hospital corpsman serving at Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command in Portsmouth, VA. As a hospital corpsman Reed is responsible for assisting providers during procedures by performing emergency interventions maintaining airways and documenting inventions. She a n…

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U.S. Navy Seaman Tiarrianna Reed, a hospitalman, assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, gives a shout-out to her friends and family in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, Community Vaccination Center at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, April 22. Reed is one of the…

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with Health Force, LLC, will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Monday, May 3. Vaccines are free to the public on a first come, first served basis at the COMET Central transit hub located at the corner of Lau…

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Mr. Jerry Hannah, 1981 graduate of Morris College, Morris College Lake City Alumni Chapter president, and an astute businessman and entrepreneur in Orangeburg and Florence county donated $10,000 to establish a scholarship in honor of his mother, Mrs. Mamie James Hannah, and his aunt, Mrs. Ca…

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Experience Columbia SC has launched the destination’s first history-centered tourism trail. Reconstructed: A Journey Through the Reconstruction Era in Columbia, SC was curated with the assistance of Historic Columbia and highlights eight locations and 10 trailblazers of the post-Civil War pe…

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For years in this country, black people have been subject to racism for just doing random or daily tasks. We can’t go for a run, play in a park or walk through our neighborhoods without being under some sort of scrutiny. The evening of April 12th was no different. This specific evening, a yo…

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American Rescue Plan – Small Business Input Requested by the City of Columbia  Small business community, how is COVID-19 impacting your business? The City of Columbia understands that our business community continues to be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and our local leaders…

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DerChe’ Mosby graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a GPA above 3.8 from the University of South Carolina Upstate. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate.

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“We are the first institution of higher education in South Carolina -- post-pandemic -- to have an indoor commencement, so we have a lot to celebrate,” said Claflin President Dwaun J. Warmack to more than 300 candidates who were conferred bachelor’s and master’s degrees during Claflin’s in-p…

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On January 14, 2021, Dr. Sheila Belton-Gaymon and Dr. Sandra Randolph declared Ivy Health Solutions, LLC open for business. Ivy Health Solutions, LLC is a nurse practitioner-owned and operated primary care clinic located in the medical office building at 4100 North Main Street in Columbia, SC.

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The Columbia Section of the National Council of Negro Women and the Columbia Urban League presents STEAM Day for girls on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am until Noon. The training for the day will be facilitated by Midlands Technical College Women in STEAM: Wanda Burwick, Chair of Inf…

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Sidney Park CME Church will celebrate Mothers Day on Sunday, May 9th.  The special service is entitled “Hats Off to Mothers.”  The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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The Killian Community Club will host a Fundraiser Fish Fry on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 104 Joe Apree Circle, Bythewood, SC 29016. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. until.

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On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m., the Morris College Board of Trustees will unveil a life-size standing bronze sculpture in honor and memory of Morris College’s late and legendary president, Dr. Luns C. Richardson. The ceremony will take place in front of the Solomon B. Jackson, Jr…

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The Honorable Mayor Steve Benjamin presented a Proclamation declaring April 22, 2021 as the Benedict Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC) Day in the City of Columbia marking the celebration of the CDC's 25 years of success to the Midlands. On hand to receive the proclamation were Ve…

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Transportation has come a long way in the last decade. Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft have been on the rise. People who don’t have cars or just want to get to and from their destination use these companies to navigate through the cities and even travel outside of their towns. The n…

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The Reverend Dr. Benjamin D. Snoddy, '69, will be the guest speaker for Claflin University's Virtual Baccalaureate Service at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23. You can watch the service on Claflin's YouTube channel or Facebook page. Baccalaureate is an interfaith service to honor Claflin Universit…

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Alma Adams, US Representative representing the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina and avid HBCU supporter, will address the members of the class of 2021, and their families, at Allen University’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

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Hundreds of people came out on Sunday (April 18) to participate in a drive-by parade in honor of Columbia nurse Jean S. Hopkins. The parade was held to celebrate Hopkins's 90th birthday.

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott said that his 2022 campaign to be re-elected to the United States Senate will be his last. A Lowcountry state representative who calls herself “one tough mother” has thrown her hat in the ring to challenge him.

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And the Stellar Award winner is Alana Inez. Those are the words Rice Creek Elementary School Student Alana Inez Wilson hopes to hear soon. She’s nominated in the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Alana, who uses the stage name of Alana Inez, is a fourth grader at Rice Creek. She is in…

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced the latest initiative in his Opportunity Agenda: “Opportunity Internships.” The Office of Senator Scott, along with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and United Way Association of South Carolina, will be co-sponsoring an Opportunity Internship F…

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Prisma Health will present WellFest 2021, a free health and wellness event, as a virtual experience on Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a safe environment for attendees and presenters, WellFest 2021 will look, sound and feel different from previous …

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Allen University has been awarded top ranking status for Best Colleges In South Carolina by Intelligent.com. Allen University was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and unive…

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In keeping with tradition, members of the National Council of Negro Women (Columbia Section) went to SisterCare on March 24, 2021 to make a donation to celebrate Dr. Dorothy Height's birthday. The members of the NCNW Columbia Section, along with Davin Moses of Ridgeview High School, delivere…