Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

SEWE Came And Went – And With Flew Another Economic Opportunity For Black Business

By Barney Blakeney Which came first – the chicken or the egg? For many concerned about the economic impact of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in the local Black community, that’s a pertinent question. Celebrating its 37th annual appearance in Charleston February 17-19, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition attracts an estimated 40,000 attendees to more than 500…

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston Awards Research Grants to Seven Students

By Barney Blakeney As part of its ongoing Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston, at a January 28 program the initiative granted the Student Leadership Award to seven deserving applicants. The Student Leadership Award was created in 2018 as a means to foster systemic change across The College of Charleston campus…

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Cory Booker Visits The Lowcountry

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA The Lowcountry received an important visitor Sunday, February 10 as presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke at the historically black Voorhees College in Denmark, SC. Booker, who recently announced that he is the second African American after Kamala Harris of California to join the presidential contest in 2020,…

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kolpeace Honors Black History Month With “Resilient” Exhibition at the Saul Alexander Gallery

By Damion Smalls Lauded Charleston-based artist Christopher “kolpeace” Johnson has gifted the local arts scene with his latest exhibit now on display throughout February at the Saul Alexander Gallery, which is located inside the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library. “Resilient” recognizes five impactful and admirable African-Americans that have symbolized unyielding strength through…

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Trans-Atlantic Commemoration Program to be held in Mount Pleasant

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Saturday, February 23, a truly unique cultural and educational event, sponsored by the Snowden Community Civic Association Heritage Committee, will be held in historic Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This memorable event, centered around the 400 year commemorative remembrance of the horrendous and abominable Trans-Atlantic enslaved journeys of Africans during the infamous Middle…

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Precedent-Setting Charleston Lawman Fred Stroble Dies At 80

By Barney Blakeney Veteran Charleston lawman, retired U.S. Marshal and former Charleston police and Charleston County detective Fred Stroble died February 2. He was 80. Stroble, who grew up on North Nassau Street in the upper-peninsula community of Charleston’s Eastside, was the youngest of seven children born to the late Reverend Marion and Ruth Stroble. He…

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