Black History News

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Lauds The Links, Incorporated and Issues Voting Rights Call to Action

Noted civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis closed out Women’s HERstory Month recognizing The Links, Incorporated as a distinguished organization of outstanding community service and influence. Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, president of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated had the pleasure of meeting with Congressman Lewis in his historic and museum-like Capitol Hill…

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The Geechee Experience Entertains and Educates in Endeavor to Preserve Geechee Culture

By Damion Smalls Akua Page and Chris Cato have taken the Lowcountry by storm with their creation, The Geechee Experience. A cultural movement that fuses education with entertainment, The Geechee Experience “is a cultural platform that was created by Geechee millennials on a mission to preserve their culture and language,” the group maintains. The Geechee…

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SC African American History Calendar April 2019 Honoree: Drs. Maxie S. and Ethel M. Gordon

For more than 40 years, Drs. Maxie S. and Ethel M. Gordon championed desegregation. The Gordons contributed across a multitude of platforms: First Calvary Baptist Church, Benedict College, Morris College, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the NAACP, the S.C. Human Relations Council, League of Women Voters, Ministers Wives, and the Greater Columbia Ministerial Alliance.…

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Goose Creek High Wins Again at Mu Alpha History Bowl

By Kurt Walker The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held its annual Black History Bowl Competition on the campus of the Citadel Saturday, February 16, 2019. The winner of the high school division was Goose Creek, who was led by returning senior Tyler Steigler. Team members were Tyler Steigler, Marcus Hermastyne,…

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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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