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By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) — I’ve never witnessed it. It’s only been reported to me by those present to experience it. It’s an open secret that is made no better with a direct acknowledgment of its existence! I speak of the denigration of people of color by a racist who, in the…

Dr. King and the Dignity of Work

By Julianne Malveaux Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t plan to get involved in the Memphis garbage worker’s strike. He hadn’t planned to be there on the fateful day when he was shot on April 4, 1968. But he was pressured to go the first time and found the garbage worker’s strike compelling. He promised…

The Power of the Presidency: Will Ethnic Cleansing Be Next?

By Barbara Reynolds (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The ”sh*thole” debacle: It is one thing to rhetorically hate a race of people but it is quite another to have the power and the resources to destroy them. That is why Trump’s arguing that people from “sh*tholes,” like Haiti and Africa don’t belong here is so disturbing. In a…

2018 Marks the 50th Anniversary of a Momentous Year in Civil Rights

By Marc H. Morial “It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today. This is a staggering reality to the rest of the world; they must feel like passengers in a supersonic jetliner who are forced to watch helplessly while…

“Me Too”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch It was interesting to watch the Golden Globe awards and women in solidarity calling “time out” against men who used their positions of power to sexually harass, molest or engage in unsolicited sexual acts against women and children. However, not enough attention was focused on the same harassment, molestation and atrocities committed…

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A Snowy Wonder

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    The seasons of the year are simply spectacular to experience and behold and I’m a self-committed lover of them all. They are wondrous signs of the Creator Alone’s majestic powers. No matter the season or type of weather, I’ve become a humble, appreciative admirer of Mother Nature. That’s the only way,…

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Two Things That May Not Be So Different

By Barney Blakeney   Work with me, ya’ll. I want to talk about two things – while the “#MeToo!” outcry is resonant, reality demands caution; and people in Charleston sure can’t drive. That also requires a lot of caution. I find it hard to write about the #MeToo phenomenon. Some things really are touchy, and when…

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Same Souls; Nouveau Outlooks

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    Happy New Year to all of the Charleston Chronicle’s loyal readership fan base and to others in the general and national public spheres. That greeting, of course, includes and is extended to all of the various multitudes of the bald eagle’s ethnically diverse population from Oregon to Georgia and places in…

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A Vision for a New Garrett Middle and High School

Submitted by Jesse Williams, Rep. Marvin Pendarvis & Dr. Carol Tempel When voting to build a new Center for Advanced Studies at North Charleston High School, instead of Garrett Academy of Technology, board members added that they would continue to invest in improving the quality of education at Garrett. In order to hold the school…

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Community Activist Lee H. Moultrie II Weighs In on the Avery Research Center’s Disparities Report

Barney Blakeney made a statement with his subject and article two weeks ago about the College of Charleston – Avery Research Center’s Disparities report about various inequities and/or injustices between the quality of life for individuals within the African American community and various other ethnic groups with special emphasis on the white community. He wrote,…

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The Case Against Steve Bannon

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA The following is the text of a speech given by Professor Fordham at the rally regarding the appearance of former Trump Administration Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at The Citadel on Thursday, November 9, 2017. It is reprinted here to inform the general public as to what Mr. Bannon represents.…

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Accountability is a Tough Pill for Some to Swallow

By Jon Butzon, Former Director of the Charleston Education Network There it is again, the term “watchdog” applied to the Office of Regulatory Staff.  These are the folks who were supposed to be overseeing construction of the V.C. Sumner nuclear plant, creating some accountability for our money, for our safety, and for the future of…

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Wellness Beyond Fifty-Healthy Living Class

You know that little thing about yourself that you’d like to change? Maybe it’s your diet, your activity level, your lifestyle or even your outlook. We all want to change something about our lives. And yet we’re held back by doubt, confusion, lack of knowledge, hesitation or low motivation.   Or maybe it feels like…

Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant to Host Lafayette 148 Trunk Show

Discover the new spring 2018 collection featuring timeless and essential, go-to pieces. From outerwear to underpinnings, shop wearable silhouettes that are designed and tailored to fit with ease and effortlessness. Pre-order any style before it’s available in store. Enjoy bubbles and bites while you consult with Lafayette size and style advisers. Call to schedule your…

The Entrepreneurial Kickback

Refreshment + Networking + Information + Relaxation – This event is for entrepreneurs/business owners to have fun, fellowship, network, share their business experiences with and learn from one another in a relaxed setting. Your $20 investment includes an art activity, hors d’oeuvres, Klarity bag, and The Ultimate KKP Experience! There will also be giveaways! Only…

LOCAL JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW & PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Head to Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant for an exclusive jewelry trunk show event, featuring collections from 3 local brands. Shop from a unique selection of fine jewelry and meet jewelry designers Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage, Christina Jervey, and Leslie Willis!

Shop Like a Man at Gwynn’s

Gentleman, mark your calendars – Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant is here to help with all of your last minute shopping needs. They will have burgers, chicken sliders, award-winning chili, & brews – plus, a friendly staff on hand to help you find something special for everyone on your list. Complimentary gift wrapping available!

Yossi Harari Trunk Show and Personal Appearance

On Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, December 7th, 8th, & 9th from 10A-7P head over to Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant for their Yossi Harari Trunk Show and personal appearance with jewelry designer himself, Yossi Harari. Known for his timeless, hand-crafted, fine 24-karat gold jewelry, Yossi Harari’s pieces have been worn by A-list celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker,…

What Goes Around Comes Around Fall 2017 Trunk Show

Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant is hosting an exclusive two-day trunk show event with an incredible selection of authentic vintage luxury goods from Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Celine, and more from What Goes Around Comes Around. WGACA is the leading global purveyor of authentic luxury vintage accessories and apparel. 

Divine Feminine Christmas Concert

Divine Feminine Christmas Concert Friday, December 8th, 7pm Join us at Unity of Charleston 2535 Leeds Ave, 29405 Friday, December 8th, 7pm for the Divine Feminine Christmas Concert.     See and enjoy five exceptionally talented and inspiring Charleston musicians: Sadie DeWall  viola, Ulyana Machneva classical guitar, Lorna Roberts piano and vocals, Delia Chariker vocals and…

Appalachian Trail Adventure Book Signing

The Backpacker Quality Gear store will host Bob Fox the author of “The Endless Trail: Socrates’ Sandals on the Appalachian Trail” released earlier this year. He will sign copies of his hiker memoir detailing his son Eric’s quest. Eric “Socrates” who hikes in unusual footwear will also be available.     Eric “Socrates”, Cooper “Shadow Monk”…

Men of Action Toy Drive and Oyster Roast

Will be held at East Cooper Disco Parking Lot 1011 Venning Rd. Mt. Pleasant.  $10.00 in advance, $15.00 day of the event.  Tickets available at Hannibal’s Kitchen downtown, East Cooper Disco and Mookie’s Barbershop Mt. Pleasant.  Log onto www.lowcountrymenofaction.com for more details.

Holiday Pub Crawl

Bring your friends and family on a holiday adventure to celebrate local food, flavor and fun on the 9th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl. On this tour, the group will be escorted by a local guide to several pubs and taverns, to hear the stories and legends of Charleston’s unique culture and history. Sip on your…

Liberty Hill History Day

The City of North Charleston, HW Exhibits, and the Liberty Hill Improvement Council are working together to create a new exhibit about the history of the Liberty Hill Community. We are seeking stories, objects, and photographs from the community to potentially use in the exhibit at the new North Charleston Inter-modal Transportation Center. Come by…

Children’s Author Reading and Signing

Hear the tale The Oyster’s Secret from the author Traci Dunham.  The Oyster’s Secret is a precious account of an oyster and his friends that discover their own self-worth. After being shown all the amazing talents his underwater friends possess, the oyster opens his mouth to reveal the beauty he holds inside—a large pearl. This…

Corneau Goldsmithing 3 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a special evening and help us celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary!! We want to show our appreciation to all of our wonderful clients, friends and family that have supported us these last few years. It’s a great time to see and try on all the beautiful new sparkling jewelry pieces we now…

The Woods Fine Jewelry Trunk Show and Personal Appearance

Meet The Woods Fine Jewelry Designer, Shawn Hecox, and shop the newest collection of earthy yet sophisticated jewelry! To make an appointment please call your personal shopper or 843.849.9667.

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