Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios Partner to Produce Brand-New Kids and Family Series Starring Young Dylan

Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry Studios have entered into a content partnership to jointly develop and produce a new kids and family live-action series with 10-year-old rapper Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer). The news was revealed this fall on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Written by Perry, the project tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down…

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Letter to the Editor: Bring D.C. to North Charleston

My name is Trojan Bell and I am writing this letter again in hopes that some outside influence from Washington, D.C. can look into the practices of the North Charleston Police Department (NCPD). In 2005 Sheriff Al Cannon asked for the NCPD to be investigated. The investigation by SLED turned out to be an assassination…

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DHEC names two schools as ‘Champions of the Environment’

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that James B. Edwards Elementary School (JBE) and Mount Pleasant Academy (MPA) are the recipients of a grant that will support efforts to educate the next generation of environmental stewards. Students from both schools will restore a salt marsh habitat and contribute relevant data to…

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Nine Leading Racial Justice Organizations Release Report and Find Significant Efforts to Destroy the Right to Vote

November 25, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, a coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organization, released its groundbreaking voting rights report, “We Vote, We Count.” The report centers on the voices of people of color and describes accounts of voter interference which disproportionately affects communities of color, gathered through “People’s Hearings” in select…

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African-Americans Experience Low Financial Literacy Levels

The TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) released a new report in November documenting particularly low levels of financial literacy among African-American adults. “Financial Literacy and Wellness among African-Americans: New Insights from the Personal Finance (P-Fin) Index” reports that African-Americans answered 38 percent of…

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Early Life Environment May Lead to High Blood Pressure in Children

Where a mother lives and the temperature outside while she is pregnant, among other environmental factors, can impact whether her child is prehypertensive or hypertensive during childhood, according to a study published this fall in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Exposure to negative lifestyle factors in pregnancy, such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor…

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