Black History News

Historic Black Myrtle Beach nightclub documentary “Charlie’s Place” wins Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/Cultural – Program for “Charlie’s Place.” Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, “Charlie’s Place” tells the story…

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

By Dwight Brown She’s a literary icon whose accolades include a 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. For the African American reader who has been glued to her books since 1970, starting with her poignant debut novel The Bluest Eye, this doc is an opportunity to see how the pieces of Morrison’s life have made her…

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Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. Malveaux testified at a House hearing on legislation that would set up a commission to study reparations for the ancestors of enslaved Africans kidnapped and…

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HSBC Bank Contributes $50,000 to Nation’s First Monument Honoring African American Veterans Memorial

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., (HSBC) recently announced a $50,000 grant to the African American Veterans Monument, the nation’s first-ever memorial dedicated solely to honoring the military service of African-American veterans and service members. “African Americans have fought for their country in every military conflict since the Revolutionary War, and too often their contributions are underappreciated, as…

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Remembering Football Icon ‘Big Mackey’ Goodwin

By Barney Blakeney For many local football fans, Douglas MacArthur ‘Big Mackey’ Goodwin was an icon. Born in Charleston in 1942, Mackey as he was known to most, played high school football as a running back at Burke High School. He earned a prolific reputation as one of the local community’s most indomitable running backs…

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Atlanta History Center Acquires Important United States Colored Troops Flag, Enhancing Institution’s Ability To Tell More Comprehensive History Of The Civil War

The Atlanta History Center announced last week its acquisition of a rare artifact key to the story of the Civil War, the regimental flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops (USCT). The flag is one of fewer than 25 known examples carried by African American regiments during the war. Given the History Center’s ongoing…

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“I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” Opens at the Smithsonian June 20

“I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” will open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art June 20. Featuring works by 28 of Africa’s leading modern and contemporary artists, all of whom are women, this exhibition highlights the vital contributions of women to numerous issues, including the environment, identity, politics, race, sexuality, social activism,…

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Charleston 9 Remembrance Ceremony Announced

The Charleston Fire Department will commemorate the 12-year anniversary of the loss of nine firefighters at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019. The ceremony will be conducted at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park, 1807 Savannah Highway. Members of the fire service and our community are welcome to attend. Standing Watch Charleston Fire Department personnel…

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