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On May 4, 2022, the Greater Des Moines Committee inducted South Carolina native Dr. Angela Walker Franklin into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. Also inducted were William “Bill” Lillis and Mike Wells as the 2021 inductees to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame. The Iowa Business Hall of Fame hono…

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Capt. Eric J. Jones was named the U.S. Coast Guard’s recipient of the Stars and Stripes Award at the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Benedict College Army ROTC Cadets made history on April 22, 2022 at Ft Jackson SC. Identical twin brothers Juwan and Travon Biggers, who are both seniors with 4.0 GPAs, earned their “Expert Soldiers Badge” (ESB) after completing and meeting all standards during the two-week course at Fort Jackson.

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Voorhees University saluted its high-achieving scholars, showed gratitude to sponsors and supporter and presented the Keeper of the Flame award at the 2022 Presidential Scholarship Gala, Saturday, April 9 in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. Five hundred people attended the sellout event, which …

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Claflin University Senior Daa’iyah Fogle has been named a 2022 Disney UNCF Corporate Scholar. She is one of 21 students from four-year institutions across the country, including many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Fogle, a student writer in Claflin University’s Office …

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Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida, associate professor of mass communications at Claflin University, was named the 2022 Diversity Leaders Winner for Outstanding HBCU Educator of the Year at the Social Impact Awards Ceremony in Alexandria, Va.

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On Friday, March 18, Senator Tim Scott filed for re-election. At a press conference held at South Carolina Republican headquarters, Senator Scott thanked everyone for taking a chance on him.

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Most colleges and University administrators covet high graduation rates and view them as indicators that help determine the value and worth of their academic programs. Graduation rates may also influence the decisions prospective students make about what colleges or universities are the best…

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Cheslie Kryst, a former University of South Carolina track athlete who went on to win the Miss USA pageant, died Sunday in New York City. The NYC Police Department ruled her death a suicide, indicating that she jumped from her the balcony of her apartment.

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Three South Carolina pastors in the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Church have joined a hunger strike as part of a national coalition of 25 faith leaders advocating for voting rights on the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress…

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The Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation is hosting the “For The Love of Justice 5K Memorial Run/Walk and Fun Run” in the memory of 1st LT Justice R. Stewart, a fallen United States Marine Corps officer.

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Corey Fields, Jr. threw four touchdown passes and the Bulldogs defense forced two interceptions as South Carolina State defeated Jackson State 31-10 on Saturday to win the Cricket Celebration Bowl in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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After dedicatedly serving Zion Baptist Church Music Ministry for 26 Years Alicia Graham, was honored for her service. On Sunday, December 5, 2021, during Worship Service Ms. Graham was presented a Plaque of Appreciation, flowers and many well wishes from The Zion Praise Teams, Youth Choir, M…

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Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr., local author, and founder of Renaissance Publications LLC, received the Literary Titan Gold Awards for his books that focuses on the African American history in Aiken, Orangeburg, and Richland Counties: The Thompson Family: Untold Stories From The Past (1830-1960) a…

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Benjamin J. Lambert IV, a member of one of the most prominent Black families in Virginia’s public service history, lost his battle to prostate cancer on Monday, June 3, 2019. He was only 52. His father, Virginia Senator Benjamin J. Lambert III, his grandfather, and four uncles also all died …

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Dr. Charles Richburg, author of the book, A Career Guide for Black Male Student Athletes: An Alternative to the Pros, believes the awakening of Black males student athletes returning to HBCUs is attributed to being led by the “Spirit Within!”

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This October, burgeoning television and movie actress Arischa Conner is making her original streaming platform acting debut with two new shows. With CBS and TV One television credits already to her name, Conner has a recurring role in Hulu Original limited series "Dopesick" and features in t…