Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Black Businesses Still Spectators In The Race For Cash

By Barney Blakeney The 42nd annual event of the Cooper River Bridge Run was held April 6 and despite nearly a half century of continued spectating, Black business still hasn’t entered the race as significant economic contenders. An estimated 40,000 visitors came to town last weekend, bringing with them a $30 million economic impact. According…

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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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NAN’s Frustration At CCSD Business As Usual

By Barney Blakeney In the three weeks since members of the National Action Network disrupted the March 18 Charleston County Consolidated School Board monthly meeting, little has changed regarding the dynamics that sparked the protest. In a move that may or may not have been a surprise, South Carolina National Action Network President Elder James…

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Charleston Promise Neighborhood Conducts ‘Miseducation of Gentrification’ Discussions

Charleston Promise Neighborhood March 21 held the first of five community forums this year about ‘The Miseducation of Gentrification’ in an unprecedented panel discussion at Burke High School. CPN supports Expanded Learning Time (ELT), Healthcare and Parent & Community Engagement in its focus area that extends from the peninsula west side to the Accabee community…

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