Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Rosa Parks

By Beverly Gadson-Birch As the nation prepares to celebrate the birthday and reflect on one of the greatest civil rights leaders and orators of our time, I am reminded of Rosa Parks who served as the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott Movement that lasted for a year and resulted in the desegregation of the…

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Santee Cooper Sale Should Be a 2020 Legislative Priority, Says Gullah Geechee Chamber

By Barney Blakeney As the 2020 South Carolina legislative session gets underway, advocates for the sale of Santee Cooper electric cooperative hope this year legislators will approve its sale. They make a strong argument for that. Marilyn Hemingway and the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce are among those proponents. In a recent interview Hemingway, the…

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2020 MLK Celebration Honorees and Parade Marshal Announced

The first African American to teach at an all-white high school in South Carolina, the first African American president of the South Carolina Dental Association, a restauranteur who founded the nonprofit Feed the Need, and an organization enriching the lives of local youth will be honored with awards at the 48th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther…

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Film Review: Bad Boys for Life

They first teamed up for Bad Boys in 1995, to great box office success. There was an encore in 2003, Bad Boys II, which was distinguished by incredible stunts. Now, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence go back to the same well one more time. Is there any water left?  Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) directed the first two films, with…

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Is Dr. King’s Dream Being Denied or Deferred? Disparities in Housing Perpetuate Racial Wealth Gap

By Charlene Crowell  Once again, the only federal holiday honoring a person of color will be celebrated across the nation. The 38-year span of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life continues to be remembered and revered. Since his tragic death, time has shown he was also prophetic.   “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle,” said…

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War with Iran is ill-advised and thoughtless

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When the United States uses military force, the American people and members of the United States Armed Forces deserve a credible explanation regarding such use of military force. The War Powers Resolution requires the President to consult with Congress ‘‘in every possible instance’’ before introducing United States Armed Forces into…

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Upon MLK Holiday Week, Struggle Against Violence, for Economic Justice, and Racial Equality Undermines Black Leadership

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As America prepares to pause on Monday, January 20, to commemorate and reflect on the life and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the three most essential aspects of the revered civil rights leader’s work – economic justice, racial equality and strategic non-violence – remain among the foremost…

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RiverDogs-CCSD partnership with “Reading Around the Bases” moves into fourth year

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are ready to open up the fourth year of “Reading Around the Bases.” The partnership began during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South Atlantic League affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees)…

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