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After Charlottesville, push for real reforms

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson. Sr. Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, klansmen and other fervid racists gathered — some armed with assault rifles, wearing camouflage. They marched with lit torches, yelling Nazi slogans, looking for trouble. They provoked the violence, terrorized…

Justice Department’s Assault on Affirmative Action Signals Aggressive Roll Back on Civil Rights

By Brenda Shum (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Justice Department’s recent decision to assemble a team of attorneys to investigate and challenge race-based admissions signals another step forward in this Administration’s aggressive campaign to roll back civil rights protections for some of our most historically disadvantaged students, including transgender youth, women and girls, and students of color.…

Hypocrisy – Affirmative Action for Wealthy Immigrants, Not Students

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th President indicated his support for legislation that would drastically revive our nation’s immigration policy.  Instead of providing immigration opportunities to the families of people who are legal residents of our country, the…

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Deepens Corporate Diversity Recruitment

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund While “Diversity” is not a new term for the business world, it appears to be experiencing a resurgence of sorts lately. Every major corporation seems to be looking for employees from underrepresented groups—some, because they think these diverse perspectives will improve their corporate…

The 4th Annual SC Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival Set For August 27

  Celebrate Jamaica as you wine and dine at the 4th Annual SC Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival from 12 noon to 7 pm on Sunday, Aug. 27 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  Meet Chef Ty from Jamaica and enjoy a sample of Jerk chicken paired with a wine sample in your commemorative wine glass.…

College of Charleston to Host NASA Eclipse Presentations

As part of NASA’s nationwide coverage of the historic solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is hosting a pair of free public presentations highlighting the awe-inspiring celestial event. NASA’s Hyperwall – capable of displaying multiple high-definition data visualizations simultaneously across an arrangement of screens – will greet…

Zucker Family School of Education takes on K-12 teacher shortage crisis

  The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel is inviting collaboration aimed at tackling South Carolina’s teacher shortage crisis at a public educational leadership and innovation forum this month. The Education Workforce: Crisis of Shortages, Promises of Excellence, will address the educator shortage issue apparent in the high numbers of unfilled teaching positions in…

City of Charleston Celebrates New School Year At First Day Festival

The city of Charleston will welcome thousands of students and their families to the 15th Annual First Day Festival at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. Each year, the festival serves as a celebration of the importance of education and…

Charleston Waterparks offering dog days in September; Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters end-of-season dog events

Dogs have it hard in the summer! They can’t spend the day at the beach, they don’t have access to pools and they have all of that fur! To help, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is dedicating three days this summer to our furry friends by opening up the waterparks after the…

Keith Sweat joins 2017 S.C. State Fair musical lineup

R&B singer Keith Sweat will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair Oct. 13. The quadruple platinum artist who produced five straight No. 1 albums, is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia. “We are excited about the added depth Keith Sweat brings to our…

Charlie Wilson with special guests Anthony Hamilton & La’Porsha Renae October 27 at the North Charleston Coliseum

Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, brings his critically-acclaimed show to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC on Friday, October 27, 2017.  In It To Win It is the title of Wilson’s latest album, released February 17, 2017, with an A team of musical guest features including Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke,…

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