Waffle House Murders: You Can’t Eat Out?

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    It has been proven by the Emanuel 9 church murders that you aren’t safe in church, by the Pulse Night Club and Las Vegas Concert mass murders that you aren’t safe at night clubs and outdoor concerts, by Columbine, Sandy Hill and Douglas massacre that students aren’t safe in school and…

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Real support for moms this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day we celebrate moms who are working to be the best moms they can be. Here in Charleston, many moms may be in need of some extra support, especially those women who are expecting their first baby. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I had so many questions about what to…

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Announcements 4-25-18

************************************************************************************************************************************* Pastor’s Vacancy Notification – Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church (684 Rutledge Avenue) is seeking a full time pastor to continue the ministry of the church. The Application deadline is April 30, 2018. Qualifications are as follows: – Must be a saved Ordained Baptist Minister and know the Baptist Doctrine              …

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For Frankie ‘The Big Bopper’ The Beat Goes On

By Barney Blakeney Charleston disc jockey and radio personality, the legendary Frankie ‘The Big Bopper’ Green, died April 18. He was 66. Green, a product of the Charleston peninsula’s Eastside neighborhood, parlayed a love for music and drumming into an unparalleled musical career that propelled him into local superstardom. Over the span of Green’s more…

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Award Winning Author Kwame Alexander Returns To Charleston To Promote Latest Novel

By Damion Smalls Kwame Alexander stopped by the Lowcountry Wednesday, April 18 as he made several appearances throughout the day to promote his latest book, “Rebound”, which was released earlier this month. Alexander, who headlined Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival in 2017, is a Newberry Medal winner, New York Times bestseller and…

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Senator Kamala Harris Won’t Take PAC Money

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris announced on April 23 that she will reject corporate money from political action committees (PAC). Sen. Harris’ announcement was made on the popular New York radio show, “The Breakfast Club.” Harris joined Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and…

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The NNPA’s 2018 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Open to All HBCUs

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with Chevrolet, recently announced that the 2018 Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship will now accept applications from communications and journalism students attending any one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the country. In 2016, the DTU Journalism…

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