Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

South Carolina Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Noble Presents Platform To State’s Black Publishers

By Barney Blakeney S.C. Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble last week met with the publishers of the state’s three largest Black owned newspapers at the Charleston Chronicle office in downtown Charleston to present his campaign agenda. Noble faces two challengers – Columbia state Rep. James Smith and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis – in the…

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Local Black Businesses Still Can’t Run With The Big Dogs

By Barney Blakeney Last weekend at many of the local Black owned businesses in the metropolitan Charleston region, it was business as usual. Popular soul food restaurants saw their typical patrons, some even saw fewer regulars. Beyond a higher percentage in hotel occupancy and unusually heavy traffic congestion in downtown Charleston, Black businesses saw little…

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Don’t Expect Much Change From June 12 Primary Elections

By Barney Blakeney While many are convinced the November mid-term elections may influence the presidency for the next two years, if the lackluster appearance of candidate filings for the June 12 primary elections is any indication, the November general elections likely will produce more of the same. Political gerrymandering has reduced competition for election to…

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Bernard Fielding Receives Center For Heirs Property Preservation’s Commitment To Justice Award

By Barney Blakeney Former Charleston County Probate Court Judge Bernard Fielding March 8 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston became the eighth recipient of the Center for Heirs Property Preservation’s ‘Commitment to Justice Award’. Fielding, a Charleston attorney, was described as “A remarkable humanitarian and standard bearer of justice for all”. The Center for…

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