Debunking 6 common objections people use to explain why they refuse to wear masks

Aside from any theoretical benefits that wearing a mask might have, we know it’s an important part of stemming the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, many Americans have been resistant to complying. Healthline asked Levounis and Willard to respond to some common reasons given for not wearing a mask. 1. ‘Masks aren’t effective in preventing the spread…

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SBA Celebrates the Launch of New South Carolina Women’s Business Centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced June 30 the launch of two South Carolina Women’s Business Centers hosted by HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, SC and Community Works Women’s Business Center in Greenville, SC.  These new opportunity centers will carry out the mission of helping women-owned small businesses start, grow, expand and recover their businesses as America works to restart the economy.  The commitment…

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Native Charlestonian Jade Simmons Running For President 2020

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Jade Simmons, a graduate of St. Andrew’s High School, has decided to enter the 2020 Presidential race as an unaffiliated independent.  After graduating from high school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music (Piano) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and a master’s degree from Rice University, Houston, Texas. Jade is the…

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Despite The Rhetoric Joseph Floyd Manor Residents Ultimately May Be Displaced

By Barney Blakeney Though he’s only lived in the building a few years, Michael Waldron has gained a keen sense of the characteristics shaping the controversy about residency at Joseph Floyd Manor Apartments – systemic neglect, finger pointing, grandstanding and apathy. Ultimately it all will end up displacing current residents, he believes. Joseph Floyd Manor,…

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HBCU Buzz Presents: 2020 HBCU Top 30 Under 30

For the sixth year, HBCU Buzz presents the HBCU Top 30 Under 30, honoring the achievements of alumni of historically Black colleges and universities. The next HBCU Top 30 class is a combination of bold leaders in the fields of politics, community, technology, entertainment, entrepreneurship, fashion, health, education and money. Right now, more than ever, HBCU Buzz prioritizes…

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Claflin Receives Grant to Support Women Entrepreneurs in the United States and India

Claflin University was awarded a grant for nearly $75,000 to conduct research and develop training to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in family-owned businesses.  The Partnership 2020: Leveraging US-India Cooperation in Higher Education to Harness Economic Opportunities and Innovation grant is a subaward from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Afghanistan Studies.  The grant creates a…

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The Measure of a President

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As a student of philosophical principles, I am aware of the school of thought that does not believe in the existence of “NORMAL” as a universal state of being. A testament to that idea is the fact that each of us has a unique set of experiences…

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Our Children Are Now Dying by Suicide

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In 2016, a study was published in the medical journal Pediatrics, which found that Black kids 5! to 12 years old were two times more likely to die by suicide compared to White youth in the same age group. Did you hear that? Suicide in Black children 5-12! Who remembers…

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2020 Spring Community Business Academy Graduates: 19 local entrepreneurs to know

Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, has graduated its second class of entrepreneurs from its 12-week Community Business Academy (CBA). Nineteen graduates completed the Spring Academy, including a local pet store, tour company, artist, catering business and more. The CBA is the first phase of the organization’s Good Enterprises Initiative that launched in…

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