Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Bits & Pieces

By Barney Blakeney The Charleston community is a busy one. In the small pockets across the metropolitan area a lot of activities take place. Here is some of what’s been happening: May 16 Malakiyah Eliyah Eugene Bentovia Kingsly Jenkins, son of Eugene Jenkins, participated in the 14th commencement exercises at Harvest Time International Academy joining…

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Alabama Freedom Riders Make Stops In Charleston

By Barney Blakeney Some 82 Freedom Riders trekking from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C. to continue the push for voting rights, justice and equality passed through Charleston Sunday, August 4. The intrepid sojourners stopped at Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston and Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before going on to Jamestown, Virginia where…

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City Funds IAAM Construction, Economic Inclusion Question Still Unresolved

By Barney Blakeney July 16 Charleston City Council approved a contract totaling about $59 million for the construction of the International African American Museum. Councilman Perry Keith Waring, a member of the IAAM Board of Directors called the approval a milestone moment. Additionally council approved a construction management contract with Cumming Construction Management, Inc. in the amount…

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