Black Residents May Get A Little Something From Charleston’s 2019 $223 Million Budget

By Barney Blakeney Last week Charleston City Council gave first reading passage to the city’s 2019 budget. Councilmembers were asked what the proposed $223 million budget means for the city’s approximately 30 percent Black population. In the city where redevelopment and gentrification has dwindled its Black population from about 70 percent in 1980 to less…

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South Carolina State Included in Minority Business Development Agency HBCU Grant

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), is announcing grant awards of nearly $2 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In June 2018, MBDA invited HBCUs to propose projects that will achieve one or more of the following objectives: increase their ability to compete for and receive Federal research and development…

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NFL star Josh Norman names new endowed scholarships in honor of two Coastal Carolina University professors

Former Coastal Carolina University football All-American Josh Norman has announced that two of the three endowed scholarships he recently established as part of his $1.5 million donation to the University will be named in honor of his two favorite professors in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The…

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Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

This week, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing the proposed “public charge rule,” that will prevent immigrant families from pursuing permanent legal residency if they or someone in their household legally uses assistance through certain federal programs including housing and nutrition programs. Maria…

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For the First Time in History, Two African Americans will Hold Top Leadership Positions in Congress at the Same Time

Recently, CBC Member Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08) was elected chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06) was elected Majority Whip, making it the first time in history that two African Americans will hold top leadership positions in Congress at the same time. In response to these elections, the Chairman of…

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Individual Tickets Now Available for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina’s 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast

Tickets are now available for the 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama, benefiting the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC). The event will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed in  downtown Charleston from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets to Shuck-A-Rama are $40 each and may be purchased on Eventbrite,…

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It’s Time for a Focus on Economics

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Now that the midterm elections are over, it’s time, once again, to alert Black folks to the peril and stupidity of putting nearly all of our time, energy and resources into electoral politics. If we spent at least half of that time, energy and especially resources into maximizing our…

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