SEWE Came And Went – And With Flew Another Economic Opportunity For Black Business

By Barney Blakeney Which came first – the chicken or the egg? For many concerned about the economic impact of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in the local Black community, that’s a pertinent question. Celebrating its 37th annual appearance in Charleston February 17-19, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition attracts an estimated 40,000 attendees to more than 500…

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SC Works Awards Local Businesses $100,000 for Incumbent Worker Training

SC Works Trident and its Trident Workforce Development Board has awarded $100,000 to eight local businesses connected to Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) programs. The funds, made possible by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), will support training as each business advances technology, expands and offers new services as part of a layoff aversion strategy.   …

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Voters Turned Back As Nigeria Cancels National Polls

Late breaking news. Voting for the nation’s next president has been called off for today. Thanks for coming. Stay tuned for further announcements. Not the kind of message one would expect from the superpower of Africa. But indeed, five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday, Nigeria’s electoral commission announced that unspecified “challenges”…

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The Association of Black Cardiologists Celebrates National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day to Encourage People to ‘Listen to Their Heart’

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Inc., is proud to participate in National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day—an annual campaign on February 22 to inform both patients and providers about the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease (HVD) and advocate for better access to life-saving treatment for communities of color. This marks the…

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NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The history of Black people long pre-dates the indignity of slavery. “Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We were kings and queens. We had dynasties long before the slave trade,” Chavis said during Volkswagen Group of…

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Lowcountry Local First to Launch New “Good Enterprises” Initiative in Fall 2019

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has announced a new initiative aimed towards the nonprofit organization’s mission to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership, Good Enterprises, joining the established Good Business and Good Farming initiatives. Good Enterprises will be a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order to transform lives and…

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston Awards Research Grants to Seven Students

By Barney Blakeney As part of its ongoing Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston, at a January 28 program the initiative granted the Student Leadership Award to seven deserving applicants. The Student Leadership Award was created in 2018 as a means to foster systemic change across The College of Charleston campus…

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Morningside Scholars Serving Others

Students at Morningside Middle School have a variety of options when it comes to clubs. One of them, the Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, is dedicated to community service. Scholars and sponsors in this group make an effort to brighten the lives of seniors living at Ashley Landing Assisted Living. Started by Dr. Laura Saunders, who is a…

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