There Are No Bad Days

By Barney Blakeney It’s been a tough couple of weeks. Good thing I’ve decided not to have any more bad days – some may be better than others, but I don’t have bad days anymore. Still, the past couple of weeks have challenged that outlook. I was just coming down with some kind of ‘bug’…

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Charleston’s Poet Laureate announces new “pay what you want” poetry book, publishing company and pop-up virtual readings

  Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, has unleashed his latest project. The Birth of All Things is a 104-page poetry book about an eclectic mix of subjects: battle droids, Björk, the black experience, beats, the blues, Bessie Coleman, a beautiful baby, and more. The cover art features work from Florida digital artist Nick Davis.…

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Military Magnet Academy Named High Flying School at National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Military Magnet Academy (MMA) was named a High Flying School at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference. MMA was one of only four schools in the nation to receive this recognition. Each school selected as a 2020 High-Flying School will receive an award of $1,000. MMA representatives were recognized at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah,…

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Charleston Hospitality Group Launches Nationwide Campaign Amid Ongoing Health Crisis Beginning March 30

Charleston Hospitality Group (CHG) is creating a nationwide movement to give hope and sustainability for unemployed hospitality workers and healthcare responders through the COVID-19 health crisis. Its newly launched campaign, “Full Belly, Full Hearts, will provide a donated hot meal at each of their Toast locations to hospitality workers laid-off and their families along with…

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St. Louis American Publisher Praises Establishment of NNPA Task Force and Resource Center

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The establishment of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center is both timely and necessary, and publishers, partners, sponsors, and others should quickly rally around the concept, according to one distinguished NNPA publisher. “It’s extremely important because the Task Force will…

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Bennie Fowler’s Business Acumen and Assuredness Enable Corporate America to Overcome Insurmountable Odds

By Kimberly Hayes Taylor, NNPA Newswire Contributor As an automotive C-suite level executive, Bennie Fowler became a business leader to count on when corporations in crisis were hemorrhaging money and losing loyal customers because of questionable quality. During the 2008 economic crisis, Fowler helped lead Ford Motor Company’s turnaround to profitability when the company was…

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