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Our nation has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: over 400,000 Americans have died from complications of the coronavirus. Black Americans are 3.7 times as likely as white Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and 2.8 times as likely to die.COVID-

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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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With the New Year underway, Richland Library is thrilled to announce two new additions to our residency program. Please join us in welcoming Tammaka Staley as our artist-in-residence (AiR) and Kevin Williams as our entrepreneur-in-residence (EiR).

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Richland Library is starting the celebration of Black History Month a little early. Please join us for Black History Month Fair 2021: The Jubilation Begins from 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 30. The annual program, which is free and open to the public, is moving online.

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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…

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The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF), a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Bolton as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Bolton has served as a member of the board since June 2015. He succeeds Tim Arnold, Pr…

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The Columbia (SC) Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is hosting a Zoom webinar on “Uncovering Facts About Diabetes in the African American Community” on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The webinar presenter is LaCresha Mitchum, RN, MSN-Ed, CDCES. Please r…

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Consciously and methodically integrating diversity and inclusion efforts into the mission of Richland School District Two has earned Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis a place on a watch list of progressive superintendents. K-12 Dive, a publication covering education news, has named Dr. Davis…

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In light of the urgent and unprecedented housing crisis facing South Carolina tenants and landlords, the NAACP Columbia Branch is pleased to announce the launch of a new housing assistance program on Monday, February 1, 2021. To help tenants access vital services, like legal representation o…

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Benedict College is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Benedict College will collaborate with Propel Cent…

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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, in partnership with Visit Baltimore, today announced its first-ever virtual tournament. The highly anticipated week-long celebration will be tabbed the CIAA Virtual Vibe: Tour…

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An airplane crashed into a home in the Rosewood neighborhood in Columbia on a foggy Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m.  The Rosewood neighborhood is less than a two miles from Hamilton Owens Field Airport.

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The Eau Claire High School Orchestra has been awarded an $8,771 grant from the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit started by fans of the rock band Phish. Money from this highly competitive, prestigious grant will be used to purchase electric stringed instruments including violins, a viola, …

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Reid Chapel AME Church, located at 704 Gabriel Street, Columbia, S.C. 29203 will have Free COVID-19 Testing in the parking next to the Ruth C. Simon Family Life Center every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

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Claflin University has been awarded $525,000 from Gilead Sciences, Inc. to support initiatives and programs conducted by the University’s New Center for Social Justice. Claflin is receiving this grant from the company’s Racial Equity Community Impact Fund and was selected because of its reco…

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South Carolina State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. The partnership agreement formally recognizes the Samsung STEM Scholars program aimed at preparing SC State students for careers in STEM-related fields.

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In light of the ongoing global pandemic, the University of South Carolina will celebrate the 2021 MLK Jr. holiday with a lineup of mostly virtual events. The 2021 series also will occur over an extended timeline to serve as a kickoff to Black History Month in February.

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Rickenbacker Xcel brings holiday cheer to the community. On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, president and founder of Rickenbacker Xcel, Gloria Hutto along with Mr. Liberty National, William Green presented gifts to Ms. McNeal of CASA Family Services.