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Recent reports from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) have confirmed the number of COVID-19 cases to over 74,000, with over 1200 deaths in South Carolina . Critically, to date, little is known about the impact of COVID-19 on survivors. A new study at the Universi…

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The Benedict College men's tennis team was selected as an All-Academic Team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, one of 95 NCAA Division II programs to achieve this honor. The Benedict College women's tennis team was also selected as an All-Academic Team. It was one of 129 NCAA Divisio…

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Brittany McCorkle saw a need for new treats here in Columbia, SC, and decided to bring a new meaning to ‘sweet tooth’. She is the owner of the Lick Ice Cream Creamery and works alongside her mother/co-owner, Gwen Barton, to offer a variety of treats to customers from all over.

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As part of our series on how South Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, this week we are publishing our interview with Dr Leroy Staggers, President of Morris College in Sumter, SC.

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The recent uprisings we are currently witnessing take place around the world are a direct consequence of racism, bigotry, violence, and subjugation against minorities and people of color. Unfortunately, for many this problem has festered in America and other Nations for far too long. The pas…

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Columbia native Brandon C. Johnson has always had three loves: clothes, cars and food. A 1998 graduate of Ridge View High School, his entrepreneurial interests have been focused on those three areas.

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The Seventh and Twelfth Episcopal Districts of the African Methodist Episcopal Church covering South Carolina, Oklahoma and Arkansas will host the annual ASPIRE conference virtually July 29 - Aug. 1 featuring a STEM youth camp.

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Melanie Williams, Eau Claire High School’s family and consumer sciences teacher, was one of 26 teachers in the nation to be named as a Master Adviser by the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Williams was recognized at the organization’s first Virtual National Leadershi…

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The Midlands of South Carolina Black Nurses Association has been awarded $10,000 from the RWJ Alumni Network Activation Fund. Forty-nine applications were received, and their project is one of seven that were funded.

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Former Claflin University track and field standout Faith McKie, '20, is among 605 female student-athletes nominated for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. A former hurdler/sprinter for the Lady Panthers, McKie was crowned Miss CIAA 2020 and Miss Claflin University 2019-2020. A 2020 Summa…

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One Common Cause Community Control Initiative and Beauty Max Cellular launched a new community outreach program aimed at helping minority neighborhoods. The neighborhoods included in this initiative are Belvedere and Booker Washington Heights. The activities under this objective were designe…

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The year 2020 has been an eventful year. A worldwide pandemic shut down the world’s economy, and sometimes violent protests over police brutality has swept the nation.

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Local chapter of the Black Gun Owners Association launched in the Midlands

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In an effort to support the health and safety of residents of the Lower Richland area, Richland County Recreation Commission Commissioner Dr. Jermaine Johnson and South Carolina State Representative Wendy Brawley will host a free COVID-19 testing event on Saturday, July 25th from 8:00 AM to …

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2020 graduates everywhere have a unique story to pass down to generations that follow. Although technology has been a significant part of everyday life for quite some time, in the age of Coronavirus, its use has become a necessity across all facets.

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How do you gain traction in a trillion-dollar industry flooded with high-level competition? Cliff Wilson, CEO of The Centric Group, LLC believes narrowing your focus on specialized services is imperative to compete in any industry. “Discovering your niche is key. Learn which sectors of your …

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Pastor Albert L. Downing is truly a man after Gods own heart. He continues to do whatever God calls him to do. Born in Plymouth, NC, he has often shared with his congregation how he fought God on his calling, but we see who won that fight! God ordered Pastor Downing’s steps from the time he …