Fathers, All Y’all Matter!!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   Sunday, June 17 has been set aside to honor fathers. Father’s Day really got me thinking this time around. We go overboard for mothers and while mothers are so deserving of all the hoopla, let’s not forget the many contributions of fathers. There are some deadbeat dads and dads who have…

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Magnolia Gardens’ History Fair returns with expanded program

Want to explore local history and meet the people who promote and preserve it? If so, come to the 6th Annual History Fair on Saturday, July 7, at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The History Fair is a free event featuring well-known organizations in education, religion, social services, the arts and tourism, including the planned International African American…

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Deep Mourning Over Passing of Nigerian Reggae Legend

Acclaimed reggae star Ras Kimono will be remembered for his contribution to the elevation of reggae in Nigeria. Ras Kimono, known for the hit singles ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘We No Want’, was scheduled to travel to the United States on Saturday night, but complained of not feeling well. Born Ukeleke Elumelu Onwubuya, Ras Kimono, alongside…

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Selection and Elections

By Barney Blakeney By the time this is published, the primary elections will be over. I usually vote early. For years, Tuesdays have been my most demanding workdays. Nowadays, I vote early every election. My parents were responsible citizens. I never heard them talk politics much. They were Black folks in the segregated south who…

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The Charleston Fire Department Shares 2018 Charleston 9 Remembrance Ceremony Details

The Charleston Fire Department will commemorate the 11-year anniversary of the loss of nine Charleston Firefighters at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 18th, 2018. The ceremony will be conducted at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, 1807 Savannah Highway. Members of the fire service and the community are welcome to attend. Charleston Fire Department personnel will…

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com As workers in the energy sector reach retirement age, the need to recruit, train and hire younger, more diverse talent will increase, dramatically. That’s why the American Petroleum Institute (API), “the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry,” according…

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