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Don’t Let “45” Take Credit For President Obama’s Economy

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Columnist The income, poverty and health insurance data released by the Census Bureau on September 13 confirms what many of us already knew. President Obama’s last year was one of economic improvement for many individuals. The median income rose from $57,230 in 2015 to $59,039 in 2016, an increase of…

African-American Tourism Conference, $2.4 Billion Dollars, and You

By Kwadjo Campbell, CEO, JC & Associates (jc-associates.com) The $2.4 Billion dollar spent by African-American visitors is waiting for you to come up with the entertainment, retail, restaurant, or accommodation idea needed to attract it. How can you be a part of this booming sector? Join us this year at the African-American Tourism Conference on…

How Racism Impacts People, Families and Communities of Color

By Rosa Riley (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity. Inequity that can be traced directly to racism, a side effect and the enduring legacy, of slavery. The legacy of slavery has insinuated itself into the very fabric of our society via the criminal justice…

Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million consumers credit at risk

By Charlene Crowell, communications deputy director with the Center for Responsible Lending Record-breaking back-to-back hurricanes in Houston and Florida brought unprecedented winds and rains affecting millions of Americans. Yet another storm just as brutal but financial in nature is also raging and affects at least 143 million Americans, as well as consumers in Canada and…

Autumn on the Ashley attracting handmade crafts

More than 30 artisans will exhibit their handcrafted arts and crafts Oct. 14-15 during the 10th Annual Autumn on the Ashley Arts and Crafts Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Featured items include wood carvings, paintings, textiles, jewelry, driftwood furniture, photography, natural skincare and lawn art. On both days the Philip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Guild…

Molina Healthcare of South Carolina Celebrates Baby Safety Month with Free Community Baby Shower

In celebration of Baby Safety Month, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is partnering with local organizations to host “A Labor of Love Pregnancy Expo” for new and expecting mothers from Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding area. At this free community baby shower, approximately 100 parents and parents-to-be will receive a complimentary Dr. Cleo diaper bag…

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Shoe Drive

All 16 Mattress Firm stores in Charleston are hosting a shoe drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Now through Tuesday, Oct. 31, during normal store hours, Mattress Firm will accept new shoes and monetary contributions to help local foster children walk with confidence. At the end of the nine-week drive, all proceeds will…

The Pep Rally Returns to the Citadel Mall September 23

The Pep Rally, hosted by The No Boys Allowed Movement, will be held Saturday, September 23 at the Citadel Mall from noon to 4 pm. This is the official kickoff for The NBA College Tour. The No Boys Allowed College Tour is an annual event for middle and high school girls to explore the campuses…

Tapping Into Your Roots: A Genealogy Event for All Ages

Curious About Your Family History? You could have an ancestor who helped secure independence for the United States of America! Regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, age or origin, if you have a desire to learn more about your ancestors, join the Berkeley County Library System and members from the local chapters of the Daughters, Sons, and Children of the…

9th Annual Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Expo

The 9th annual Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Marion Square Park. The expo coincides National Suicide Prevention week and month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally and affects people of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic background. Specifically, for males, it…

26th Annual Latin American Festival set for Oct. 15

Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park! This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe. All ages are invited to come groove to live Latin…

Charleston RumFest Announces Distillery & Restaurant Lineup for 2nd Annual Event

GoCo Events is known for producing very popular events in the Charleston market, like Bacon & Bourbon and the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival.  The upcoming Charleston RumFest is a merger of their favorite things: cocktails, zany fun, food and fundraising for local cancer survivors. The guests at Charleston RumFest,  at Memminger Auditorium on Saturday, October…

Festa Italiana

Italian Festival featuring great homemade Italian Food & Desserts, Live Music, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Kids Activities, Car Show, Spaghetti & Pizza Eating Contests. For more information, call 843-333-7523, email osialodge2662@gmail.com, or visit www.sonsofitalymb.com.

2017 Hope For Healing Walk

2017 Dream Center Clinic Hope for Healing Walk October 14th from 8am-11am the Dream Center Clinic will be hosting a 1.5 mile walk in North Charleston. At the finish line, friends family, patients and walk participants will be treated to an after party which will include music, food, free health fair, jump castles, games for…

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