New App, Temporary Location Puts TINYBUSINESSES On Display

By Barney Blakeney The Charleston Rhizome Collective’s ConNECKtedTOO work is continuing through two of its latest initiatives – the December launching of the conNECKtedTOO/TINYisPOWERFUL mobile app and revitalized website and a temporary conNECKtedTOO Community Lab at 2023 Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston. The Rhizome Collective is an inter-generational grassroots collaboration of artists, social activists, educators and…

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Listening to the Sistahs and Brothas Speak

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Greetings everyone. It’s now the assembled and festive time of the year in February where most ebony folk of color here in the USA illuminate their ethnic recognition genes by celebrating the annual Black History Month observances and activities. For many folk like me, we recognize and celebrate it everyday of every…

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Leonitta L. Turner Named Charleston County Aviation Authority Director of Human Resources

Leonitta L. Turner has been named Director of Human Resources for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. In this role, Turner will plan, direct, and coordinate a comprehensive human resources management program for CCAA employees. Leonitta “Nitta”, a 19-year Human Resource Executive, will also be responsible for HR strategic planning, health & safety, recruitment and selection,…

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For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia From a dowdy provincial city in the 1980s, Philadelphia has become a world-class urban center through gentrification – primarily through landmark architecture that now sets the city center and University City, apart.  “Over 50, and retirees, are moving back from the suburbs where they raised their…

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Fear Paralyzes

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) —With all the fearmongering, the unjust firings, transfers, the name-calling, the profanity laced rantings, the lying, the mean spirited actions, the early negative predictions about the Democratic Party and its candidates—one could just give up and ask, “What’s the use of trying to make a difference about anything?” Well,…

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South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 Announced

Clemson running back C.J. Spiller and USC quarterback Todd Ellis, two of the Palmetto State’s most popular football players, highlight the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Induction Class of 2020. Also being enshrined are Limestone coach Gaylord Perry, Hilton Head infielder Dan Driessen, USC pitcher Ed Lynch, SC State basketball scorer Roberta Williams and…

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