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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…

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This month’s Auntie Karen "Think Big Know Bigger" Success Story features jewelry makers Nia Diggs Kai & Sprig's Creations.

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To God be the glory for all the great things He has done. Rev. Dr. Azalee C. Bishop was a refreshing, vibrant, ambassador for Christ. She was known on the teaching circuit as the Encourager, one who inspires the gifts of the Holy Spirit and to mobilize ministerial kingdom builders. Widely kn…

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On Saturday, May 22nd (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), the Gethsemane YWAs of Zion Baptist Church will be hosting a CommUNITY Baby Shower. The event is for women of the Gethsemane and the community to unite as one and support each other by providing needed items to expectant moms and new moms. Zio…

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The 1969 graduates of several Richland One School District high schools held an awesome Reunion on Zoom to celebrate their 70th birthdays this school year. All students invited shared the common heritage of attending either W.A. Perry or Fairwold Junior High Schools from Fall 1963-Spring 1966.

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Several South Carolina leaders and initiatives will be recognized this year by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) in its annual “Preserving Our Places in History: Lest We Forget” award program on April 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. SCAAHC is pleased to announce State Se…

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Chelsey Counts, a sixth-grade teacher at Dent Middle School has been selected as one of the best new teachers in Richland School District Two. Counts is the February 2021 Rookie Teacher of the Block. The award is sponsored by H&R Block, a dedicated partner of the district.

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The WCS Memorial Scholarship is a non-renewable one-time cash award, awarded to the student. This scholarship will be awarded to one graduating African American high school senior who resides in the Midlands Areas and one to a senior who resides in Georgetown County.

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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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Talented people need a place to perform and show off their talent. On a national level, shows such as American Idol, The Voice and Showtime at the Apollo provide a platform for rising talent.

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I have vivid images of the Claflin University campus before the unimaginable disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campus was teeming with unbridled optimism, buoyed by the recognition the University and the men’s basketball program had received during the 2020 CIAA Basketball Tour…

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We are eagerly excited to be hosting a major event which will bring awareness to Sexual Assault Survivors and provide resources for those who need help for themselves or a friend. The Re-Discover ME S. A. S PANTY DRIVE ZOOM-A-THON will be held on April 10th, 2021 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and s…

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Bluff Road United Methodist Church in partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank will be sponsoring a Food Drive to help families during the pandemic on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Bluff Road United Methodist Church, located at 109 Carswell Drive in Columbia, SC.

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The Kemetic Institute for Health and Human Development invites you to attend its annual Celebration of Women who have made significant contributions to our community and culture. The 2021 Women of Distinction Honorees are: Dr. Deborah Davis, Dr. Germon “Mama G” Miller, Kiwan Fitch-Webster an…

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In the months of February and March of 2021, Aiken Center for the Arts connects students in the area with local author Dr. Walter Curry, who initiates conversations about the past to help students shape the narratives of their future, combining education, creativity, and passion. Most recent…

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The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will participate in the National Covid-19 Day of Remembrance on March 21 and will partner with Walgreens to administer Covid-19 vaccinations for eligible groups.

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Columbia High School wrestlers competing in the Class 2A State Wrestling Championships March 6 took home the gold, as well as experiences that will prepare them for next season’s competitions.