Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

National Action Network Commits To Solidarity With Jews Amidst Anti-Semitic Crimes Uptick

By Barney Blakeney In response to the recent rash of hate crimes perpetrated against Jews, the National Action Network last week asked its local chapters to conduct press conferences to emphasize the organization’s support of and solidarity with the Jewish community. January 2, South Carolina NAN President James Johnson, along with Charleston attorney Larry Kobrovsky…

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A Few Top Stories From 2019

By Barney Blakeney 2019 was an eventful year. Here are some of its top stories: In November, the Charleston Police Department received the final report of the Racial Bias Audit conducted by CNA. The audit looked at use of force by the department’s officers over the past five years and found that from 2014-2018 there were about…

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Carolina Group’s Old School Party at ILA Hall Brought Friends and Schoolmates Together Again

By Barney Blakeney In 2016, Ronald ‘Pike’ Goodwin and Robert ‘Bobby’ Smalls sat at Smalls’ home catching up on their friendship. During their conversation, they reminisced about previous years when various local organizations held holiday galas that brought together old friends and schoolmates. The pair realized that few of those affairs are held these days.…

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Omegas Spread Christmas Cheer in The Port City

Many children will have a reason to smile as the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. made their way to Mitchell Elementary and the campus of the College of Charleston. The 11th Annual Mitchell Holiday Market was held on Thursday, December 19th, and it was another success for Mitchell staff and students. Reginald Terry,…

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Shared Future Project Team Overwhelmingly Supports CCSD Recommendations For School Changes: PART 1

By Barney Blakeney Despite protests and requests from some that Charleston County Consolidated School Board pumps its brakes on approving sweeping changes to schools across the district, that approval was given Monday. Members of the Shared Future Project offered some views about the protests and the board’s actions. Below is some of what they said.…

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Metanoia Announces Two New Initiatives

By Barney Blakeney Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston has announced a new partnership to produce affordable housing in the Liberty Hill community and an update on its old Chicora Elementary School building renovation project. Metanoia is working with The Lecque family and Golden Dream LLC to develop an eight-unit townhouse complex using funding…

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