Memminger Elementary Students Picking Up A New Sport

Terms like cradling and clamping aren’t common in this area when it comes to sports. However, those words are growing in popularity at Memminger Elementary School thanks to its new lacrosse team. Assistant Principal Stephen Thomas learned about lacrosse growing up in Maryland. While lacrosse has an established tradition in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions…

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Upcoming Railroad Crossing Closures in the cities of Charleston and North Charleston

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – Traffic Control Division   CSX Railroad has scheduled closing the crossing listed below for repair. This will necessitate rerouting traffic. Signage will be in place marking detour routes. *We strongly emphasize that all of these dates are tentative and are subject to change at any time with or without notice* We are…

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Marcus Garvey, Frances Murphy Enshrined into Black Press Gallery of Distinguished Publishers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Nationalist, Pan-Africanism movement leader and Negro World newspaper founder Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Washington AFRO-AMERICAN publisher emeritus Francis L. Murphy II, were enshrined into the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Gallery of Distinguished Publishers during Black Press Week in Washington, D.C. Garvey was also a noted figure…

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Nikki Giovanni weaves her life’s journey into University of Memphis lecture

By Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After closing her recent keynote lecture during the 10th Annual Women’s Honor Conference at the University of Memphis University Center, iconic poet Nikki Giovanni fielded a question that provided a snippet of her philosophy about contradictions. The backdrop for her take on contradictions was her 1971…

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College of Charleston Panel Explores 65th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Ruling

By Amanda Kerr To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the hallmark Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education, Millicent Brown and Caroll Y. Turpin will share their experiences as children who desegregated South Carolina’s public schools in the 1960s during a forum at the College of Charleston on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The event, which is…

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Millennials Activists Respond To Questions About Their Effectiveness and Acceptance

By Barney Blakeney Recently the question of the millennial generation’s participation in Black activism popped into my head. Trying to find an answer was elusive and required answers to other questions: what is the millennial generation, what is Black activism? In today’s digitally-driven access to data some answers came easily. For some others I had…

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