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For dance students, age 10-19, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ student ballet competition, Grand Jeté, not only offers the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and learn from esteemed dance professionals in master classes. They will also get the chance to …

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Perhaps not since the Civil War has the country faced such a perilous future. To survive, we must cultivate a more informed and engaged citizenry. It is that very mission at the heart of the Modjeska Simkins School for Human Rights, launched in 2015 to teach a people’s history of South Carol…

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When tragedy strikes, it has the ability to change the entire trajectory of a person’s life. After the passing of his wife on April 11, 2007, Dentis Shaw had a vision to channel his pain and create a message to comfort others who were grief-stricken from tragic experiences. What came from th…

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As we approach the 55th NFL Super Bowl Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American bu…

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Each February in schools across the nation, pictures of well-known Black historical figures are mounted on bulletin boards in commemoration of Black History Month.

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I have a t-shirt that has written on it “Black History Month Every Month.” I wear it because I believe it. Black History Month in February was once Black History Week.

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The Iota Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated invites youth and parents in the West Columbia area to attend its annual Youth Symposium on March 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST). This year’s event will be held v…

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To support the need for sustainable agriculture and natural resources in Marlboro County, the SC State 1890 Research & Extension Pee Dee Region re-launched its Collards Project in response to the growing food insecurity crisis impacting families. With food deserts being one of the key so…

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After serving as an At-Large member and the only African-American woman to serve on Columbia City Council, Tameika Isaac Devine announced on Friday, February 5 she is launching her campaign to be the next Mayor of Columbia.

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The International African American Museum’s Awakening of the Ancestors Through Music: Bringing the Lowcountry to the Midlands program will be held on Friday, February 19.

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In this week’s Author Spotlight, we feature Dr. Walter Curry, a native of Orangeburg, SC. Dr. Curry is the founder of Renaissance Publications, which specializes in books about genealogy, history and education.

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Help is on the way! We now have safe, two-part COVID-19 vaccines! Protect yourself and others—get both rounds when they’re available! #vaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

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Claflin University will be represented in a national digital and video gaming competition when sophomore computer science major Eric Minor plays in the Inaugural Madden 21 x HBCU Tournament Finals. Minor will join 15 other players who have advanced to the Madden NFL 21 x HBCU Tournament Fina…

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The Pouring Tea Society celebrated its’ one-year Anniversary and Founders Day on January 31st by Zoom. The program included live music by Saxophonist, Mr. Russel Perkins, Power Point of last year event (that was held at Cobblestone Country Club in Blythewood), Parading Our Crown “Hattitude” …

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Voorhees College proudly announces a $2 million collaboration with International Business Machines (IBM) on a comprehensive program designed to develop diverse and high demand skill sets that align with industry needs and trends so both students and faculty can develop the skills they need f…