Art & Literature

Sir Henry Fraser leads the 2020 Carifest Virtual Summit in Celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month

In celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, Charleston Carifest explores the birth of Charleston and its 350 year link to the Caribbean via the Barbados Carolina Connection. The Carifest Virtual Summit, co-authored by Professor Emeritus Sir Henry Fraser, is Thursday, June 18, at 7:00 PM on Facebook Live at https://Facebook.com/NiteCapMedia     https://Facebook.com/CharlestonCarifest.     Fraser, retired…

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South Carolina ETV to launch ‘Storytime with SCETV’ social media series June 12

  South Carolina ETV (SCETV) has announced a new social media series – “Storytime with SCETV.” With new episodes premiering on the @SouthCarolinaETV Facebook page each Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. starting on June 12, the series will feature various South Carolinians reading a favorite children’s book or piece of youth literature. “Storytime with…

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Doctor & Author/Illustrator Co-Author Children’s Book Explaining Coronavirus in an attempt to Answer Young People’s Questions About the Pandemic

Dr. Jill Waggoner is a residency trained, board certified Family Practice physician and author. She and friend Sharon Jones-Scaife, an author/illustrator, have teamed up to write and illustrate a new book explaining coronavirus in simple terms for children. Jones-Scaife shared the idea with Dr. Waggoner who loved the concept and was immediately onboard! The children’s…

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South Carolina African American Heritage Commission Seeks African American Perspective of the Coronavirus

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission has opened a web portal to capture African American impressions of the Coronavirus’ impact on their lives, and to establish a permanent record of the African American experience during this historic event. The portal “Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic” invites African Americans in South Carolina to submit stories, photography, video,…

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The Koger Center 1593 Project: A Call For Art

In support of creative artists during our current pandemic, the Koger Center for the Arts has launched the 1593 Project: A Call for Art. The 1593 Project will be accepting submissions through June 30, 2020 with all documents being received by midnight of June 30th. At a time when the bubonic plague of 1593 was…

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Lowcountry Artists Organize for Covid-19 Crisis

Local artists have joined together to respond to the havoc that SARS-COV-2 and Covid-19 have caused for the world and the arts community. SLAY is an acronym for “Support Lowcountry Artists Y’all.” This is a relief effort for the Arts Community led by noted Bluffton based artist, Amiri Farris. Amiri wanted to do something about…

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10th Annual Youth Essay & Art Contest – Great Home Schooling Activity During COVID-19 Global Crisis for Financial Literacy Month

  In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are home schooling their children due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bank is…

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