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Capstone College Consulting is excited to host a virtual college planning event for the community. Are you a high school student who wants to attend college? Parents, are you interested in your student attending college? Do you know a student interested in attending college? If your answer i…

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A Columbia, South Carolina native, Veteran and recent graduate of Los Angeles Film School, Zane Jones burst onto the entertainment scene in a major way by receiving an Emmy just two months after graduating. This Emmy Award-Winning producer has a deep passion for making life easier, and more …

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Angela F. Williams was recently appointed to serve as the president and CEO of United Way Worldwide; making history as the first Black woman to sit at the helm of the global organization. The South Carolina native—who holds degrees from the University of Virginia, the University of Texas Sch…

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The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with election officials across the country, are celebrating National Voter Registration Month this September. During the month, state and local election officials are encouraging South Carolinians to register to vote and update their addres…

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SC Uplift Community Outreach held a press conference on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Chester South Carolina to announce that they have  been awarded one million dollars through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Older Adult Home Modification Program (OAHMP).

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The Carolina Panorama has launched a platform for the experts in their industries.  "This platform will allow business owners to showcase their knowledge and company.  Be the expert in their industry," Says Nathaniel Abraham, Jr.  Publisher.  

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge traveled to Columbia, South Carolina on Monday, August 30, to highlight the importance of vaccinations and discuss housing-related issues. Secretary Fudge was joined by U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn and Columbia Mayor Steve Be…

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On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Diane Sumpter, President and CEO of DESA, Inc., represented small and minority business owners on a virtual roundtable discussion with President Joe Biden. During the discussion, Sumpter said that it’s clear that vaccines are the path back to normal, and the sm…

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Mr. James French, 94, of Charleston, SC, beloved husband of Mrs. Olivia French and publisher and editor of The Charleston Chronicle, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

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The American Library Association’s Black Caucus presented the 2021 Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award to Ida Williams Thompson during its NCAAL XI National Conference, originating from Tulsa, Oklahoma. This award is presented to an individual who has made significant and e…

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Conway, South Carolina native Vanessa Wyche has been tapped to lead the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), an organization of 10,000 civil service and contractor employees in Houston, Texas and at the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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 The National Action Network (NAN) of Columbia held a press conference at the Columbia Police Department on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 to inform the public about the results from their meeting with the Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin about the racial profili…

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For reasons I cannot understand, I have a cat. Cats can always been easily distracted by a laser pointer. No matter what the cat is doing, she will stop whatever she is doing and stare at the shiny dot. A pack of dogs could be running her down, but as long as the laser dot is visible, she wi…

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Claflin University today announced it is one of 10 institutions to receive a $5 million grant from Google, designed to help create pathways and opportunities for increased diverse representation in the STEM industry. The one-time unrestricted financial grant will provide Claflin University w…

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Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr.’s new book, “The Awakening”, The Seawright-Ellison Family Saga, Vol. 1, A Narrative History, is the first volume of narratives about the descendants of two families who share a common ancestor, Martha Kitchings Seawright Ellison. The book begins with Martha and her f…

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Mia McLeod, State Senator and fifth generation South Carolinian, announced her bid for Governor in front of the home of the late Modjeska Monteith Simkins, a fearless advocate for racial equality, underserved communities and the working people of South Carolina, issues which are central to M…

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Hear from TODAY Show news anchor, award-winning journalist and author Craig Melvin during the first stop on his virtual book tour. Join Richland Library for Meet the Author: Craig Melvin from 3 - 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13. Please register to attend this online program, which is free and open t…

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Benedict College redshirt sophomore Shemar Miller became the college's first-ever NCAA National Champion, when he won the men's triple jump event at the 2021 NCAA D2 Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday at Grand Valley Track & Field Stadium.

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When Columbia High School student and Air Force JROTC Cadet Jiquais Jackson sets his sights on a goal, expect great things. This track star and state wrestling champion who will take his FAA pilot test next month in the Air Force JROTC Ground School has received another honor.

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During the May LSU Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board named William Tate IV, Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina, as the next LSU president. Tate is expected to begin his term as…

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U.S. Navy Seaman Tiarrianna Reed, a hospitalman, assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, gives a shout-out to her friends and family in her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, Community Vaccination Center at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, April 22. Reed is one of the…

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For years in this country, black people have been subject to racism for just doing random or daily tasks. We can’t go for a run, play in a park or walk through our neighborhoods without being under some sort of scrutiny. The evening of April 12th was no different. This specific evening, a yo…

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Transportation has come a long way in the last decade. Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft have been on the rise. People who don’t have cars or just want to get to and from their destination use these companies to navigate through the cities and even travel outside of their towns. The n…