Congressional Black Caucus Adopts 21st Century Infrastructure Principles for the 116th Congress

This week, the Congressional Black Caucus officially adopted the principles of the CBC Infrastructure Task Force, which is Chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. The Congressional Black Caucus has developed these infrastructure principles to help guide this Congress on building a stronger, more effective nation that works for every American—not just a select…

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SC State Names Honors College after late Dr. Emily England Clyburn; 2019-20 Clyburn Scholars inducted

The legacy of philanthropist and devoted SC State University alumna, the late Dr. Emily England Clyburn, will live on through the lives of each student she has impacted, and will continue to impact. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, SC State’s Honors College officially became the Dr. Emily England Clyburn Honors College. Dr. Clyburn’s family, including her…

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Outstanding group of 100 teens selected from among thousands for the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy, an all-expenses-paid mentoring experience of a lifetime

This month, Walt Disney World Resort revealed the 100 extraordinary high school students from across the nation who will participate in the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine. Each student receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World to participate in the immersive, transformational four-day experience that will take place March…

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Award-Winning Grooming Brand Bevel Introduces Suite of New Hair, Skin, and Body Care Products for Black Men

  Known for its iconic trimmers and keen understanding of diverse skin tones and needs, Bevel, a Walker & Company Brands, is offering men with distinct grooming needs the opportunity to start 2020 fresh with a major brand expansion into hair, skin, and body care. From the bathroom to the barbershop, Bevel helps prep and protect hair, beards, and skin with…

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Small Business Administration Holds Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grant in South Carolina

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold roundtable training sessions in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application opportunity. Information for the upcoming roundtables: Columbia: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. EST Benedict College Business Development Center 2601 Read St, Columbia, S.C. 29204 Register Charleston: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. EST Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Catalyst Center 4500 Leeds…

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CCSD’s School Choice Application Process for 2020-2021 School Year Starts January 28

Charleston County School District will open its School Choice application process for the 2020-2021 school year Tuesday, January 28, 2020; it will end Friday, February 28, 2020. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s application process. Paper application pick-up and drop-off locations for this year’s cycle are: Baptist Hill…

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We Need Political Courage on Homelessness and Recidivism

By Jack Brown (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With the Democratic primary kicking into gear and the general election right around the corner, the stage is set for an impassioned battle of ideas and policy initiatives that could shape our country for the next decade. Fortunately, sitting lawmakers and candidates from both sides of the aisle have shown…

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Another Day at the Office

By Hakim Abdul-Ali We all are living in this present moment while existing in the only arena that I know of that’s called life. Some of us cherish this pristine opportunity with spiritual significance, and some others obviously take it for granted that they are blessed to be in the here and now. In my…

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Bowen’s Corner Elementary prepares students with job skills through the use of robotics programs with a $25K grant from Google

One of Berkeley County’s STEAM schools, Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, received a $25,000 grant from Google to fund its robotics program to help students learn needed technological skills to prepare them for careers in the future workforce. The robotics program teaches students the design, construction, operation and use of robots, as well as coding for…

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