NAAWM to host first-ever “National African-American Women’s Conversation”

The National African-American Women’s Movement LLC (NAAWM) will host a solutions-focused interactive conference called “The National African-American Women’s Conversation” on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel (4711 Best Road, Atlanta, GA 30337). It fills the gap in social advocacy, which traditionally excludes Black women. Your input is required to provide knowledge, insight, accountability,…

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2017 Colour of Music: Five-Day All Black Classical Music Festival

The Colour of Music Festival announces the fifth annual Colour of Music Festival October 18-22, 2017 offering a musical kaleidoscope showcasing the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture at various venues in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival (COMF) has brought international, national, and regional…

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The 36th Annual That BIG Book Sale Is A Treasure Hunt For Book Lovers

The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present That BIG Book Sale on October 13-15 at the Omar Shrine Auditorium, with our Preview Sale for members taking place on October 12th from 5-8 p.m. This year’s That BIG Book Sale will feature over 60,000 unique books, DVDS, CDs, audio books, sheet music, and maps all available to…

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More Black Residents Encouraged To Attend West Ashley Planning Sessions

By Barney Blakeney Charleston officials this week released the first draft of a plan to revitalize West Ashley. Nearly half the city’s residents live West Ashley. Enclaves of predominantly Black neighborhoods pepper the city’s greatest land area which encompasses nearly 100 sq. miles. Some residents of those neighborhoods want to know how revitalization will impact…

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South Carolina State University Needs A Few Good Recruits

By Barney Blakeney South Carolina State University needs to come up with some people willing to serve on its board of trustees. And that needs to happen soon. Revelation that almost no one is offering as candidates to serve on the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees come as little surprise to many. If…

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BOXTOROW Polls: Winning teams the winners in polls

(boxtorow.com) The North Carolina A&T Aggies remained No. 1 in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls for the third straight week and distanced themselves from No. 2 Tennessee State. The Aggies became the third team in as many weeks to knock off an FBS opponent, taking down Charlotte 35-31. In the coaches poll, the…

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Nielsen Report Reveals the All-Encompassing Power of Black Women

African-American women’s consumer preferences and brand affinities are resonating across the U.S. mainstream, driving total Black spending power toward a record $1.5 trillion by 2021, according to African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic, a Nielsen report released today. Self-made and self-reliant, the number of businesses majority-owned by Black women grew 67% between 2007 and 2012,…

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National Sickle Cell Disease Poll of African Americans Dispels Long-Held Views

Pfizer Inc., the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University today announced results from a new national poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around sickle cell disease (SCD) among African Americans. The poll, which included responses from adults in the US who self-identified as African American, revealed that while the…

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West Ashley Farmers Market 2017 Season Extends, Moves To Sundays

The West Ashley Farmers Market’s (WAFM) 2017 season, originally set to conclude on Wednesday, October 4, will be extended through Sunday, November 19. Beginning on Sunday, October 15, the WAFM will be held on Sunday afternoons from 12 to 4 p.m. in Ackerman Park (55 Sycamore Avenue, Charleston, SC 29407). Dates added to the WAFM…

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