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Darrin Thomas started South Carolina Black Pages 29 years ago. Over the years, the annual publication became the go-to source to find and support Black and minority-owned businesses; everything from restaurants to physicians, lawyers, financial services, and beyond could be found within Blac…

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It’s time to enter to win rent or mortgage for a year — a $15,000 prize. The Carolina Panorama Newspaper has partnered with media outlets nationwide to offer its readers. All you have to do is complete an online entry form. That’s it!

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Ms. Alicia Graham was honored on Sunday, November 27th, 2020 for her for 25 years of service at Zion Baptist Church. The Zion family sincerely appreciates her leadership and dedication as its Minister of Music.

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The National Coalition of Black Women Doctorates held its inaugural Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. with the Honorable J. Michelle Childs as the keynote speaker. Judge Childs presented a motivational speech as she shared her life as to how she became a United States Di…

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As winter approaches, Richland School District Two is preparing for its new season of Choice. The district will host a Virtual Choice Fair featuring Magnet Programs that will provide families information on schools and centers. The Virtual Choice Fair is Dec. 1, 2020, for elementary schools …

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Private investigators are privy to countless encounters of infidelity on a regular basis. As a licensed private investigator with over 25 years’ experience, Russell C. Dean has certainly seen his share – enough to write a nonfictional book of advice for women, based on his personal accounts …

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In a season normally overflowing with an abundance of tree lightings, special shopping events, and holiday markets the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 continue to weigh heavily on our local small businesses here in the Midlands. In speaking with many of these business owners and hearing of their…

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Richland One’s outstanding magnet programs offer unique learning experiences for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. On December 3 from 5:30-7 p.m., the district will showcase those programs during its first-ever Virtual Magnet Fair.

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The Pouring Tea Society of South Carolina is pleased to announce that its members at the local and national levels have renewed their membership for 2021 through a “Drive Through” that was held at the Discovery Village at Sand Hills, Columbia, SC on Saturday, November 14, 2020. It was well a…

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SC State University 1890 Research & Extension has tapped agricultural specialist Dr. Joshua Idassi to lead statewide efforts in building and expanding its agriculture programs and initiatives. Idassi joins the extension team as the new state program leader for sustainable agriculture and…

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Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Diamond Moore, from Columbia, S.C., decorates a cake for the Veterans Day dinner in the galley of the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 11. Princeton is part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet…

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The City of Columbia and local partners have worked together to host four virtual sessions on the book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The purpose of these sessions is to explore the concepts presented in the book to understand their role in sh…

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The National Park Service announces the first eight community sites to be included in the newly established Reconstruction Era National Historic Network. This national network, launched in March 2020, will connect sites across the country who provide education, interpretation and research fo…

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The City of Columbia is seeking input from residents regarding their insights on equity and their experiences in local communities. The Equity & Inclusion (E&I) Survey will provide important feedback and allow Columbia’s community leaders to hear first-hand from a diverse array of re…

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As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) continues to celebrate its 50thanniversary during the 2020-21 academic year, the conference office now announces the Football All-Time Team, comprised of 50 outstanding student-athletes throughout the conference’s history. Nearly 2,500 votes were…

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The City of Columbia and local partners have worked together to host four virtual sessions on the book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The purpose of these sessions is to explore the concepts presented in the book to understand their role in sh…

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Allen University prepares to send its student body home while continuing the mission of the semester, maintaining a healthy environment. Every student at Allen University will leave on November 25 with a personal protective equipment (PPE) care package for their entire immediate family.

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The Columbia Branch of the National Association of University Women (NAUW) saluted its most senior member, Mrs. Rubie Schumpert, on her 103rd birthday on November 22, 2020, with a festive drive- through parade.

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A hustler is defined as someone who will overcome any obstacle to accomplish a goal. Ariel Johnson, owner of hair care product company JusRel Organics, says that she was raised to be a hustler.

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On December 11, 2020, a historical marker will be unveiled and dedicated for the Lakeview School in West Columbia, SC. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the site of the former school, located at 1218 Batchelor Street. The site now houses the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center.

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The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the holiday season with new shopping opportunities in The Cotton Mill Exchange and special discounted children's admission, from Nov. 27-29, over the Black Friday Weekend. Guests are invited to explore four floors of exhibition galleries and exp…

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Mayor Steve Benjamin presented two military veterans of the Civil Rights Era with keys to the city of Columbia in an online ceremony in collaboration with the Civil Rights History and Research recently to mark Veterans Day. A video of the ceremony has been posted on the Center’s social media…

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With Black businesses that are closing at twice the rate of others due to the pandemic, Facebook has launched its #BuyBlack Friday campaign in the United States. This innovative holiday program redirects the energy of Black Friday to encourage consumers to #BuyBlack and support Black-owned b…

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Re-Discover ME’s is excited to announce the new release of the “Mental Safety Plan” journal for women. Re-Discover ME’s Mental Safety Plan/Journal is a personalized practical plan that provides solace and restoration for women overwhelmed by stress and mental exhaustion. This book is a great…

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What should the future of public transit look like in the Central Midlands region? The COMET wants the community to help decide by responding to two concepts of what a new bus network could look like. Both concepts show how The COMET bus network could be run differently within its existing budget.

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As winter approaches, Richland School District Two is preparing for its new season of Choice. The district will host a Virtual Choice Fair featuring Magnet Programs that will provide families information on schools and centers. The Virtual Choice Fair is Dec. 1, 2020, for elementary schools …