Community Op-Eds

Lowcountry Students for Political Action to Hold Second Annual March For Our Lives in Charleston

The student activist group that formed after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February of 2018 to organize the Charleston March For Our Lives will be holding their second annual march on Sunday, March 24th from 3:30 to 6:30 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Lowcountry Students for Political Action is holding this demonstration…

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Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative recommends changes to innovative schools, teacher salary, early childhood

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative announced the first of what will likely be a series of actions needed to support the reformation of public education in the tri-county region and across the state. Education attainment in the region has shown almost no progress over the past six years, and TCCC has expanded its advocacy work…

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Toddler Trump Needs A Timeout In The Oval Office

President Trump announced an end to the government shutdown on January 25. Is it a real deal to reopen the federal government or another tactic of the power-grabbing politician? Is Trump backing down or bamboozling Congress again? Is this a permanent or temporary solution? The elephant and donkey games continue. Trump is using his demand…

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50 Years Later, A Look Back at Dr. King’s Demands for Food Justice

The Poor People’s March on Washington in May of 1968, planned by Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, drew attention to the deep economic injustices that plagued communities of color despite civil rights advances, and presented Congress with an economic bill of rights. But before the march, Reverend Ralph Abernathy visited the US Department…

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Caucasians can learn from reading Black newspapers

  By Melissa Martin, Ph.D In the United States today, many cities print newspapers in diverse languages for other racial and ethnic groups. Reading news stories written by journalists, reporters, and columnists from your own background gives opportunity to view events through your own cultural lens. National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA) is a trade association…

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SC State Rep. JA Moore’s Legislative Agenda for 2019

By South Carolina State Representative JA Moore, District 15 Less than a year ago, I was a restaurant general manager who decided to take the leap of faith and focus full-time as owner and chef of my catering company. That within itself was an arduous undertaking.  Fast-forward a few weeks later after some soul-searching. I realized…

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Will men in America speak out against domestic violence?

By Melissa Martin, Ph.D To prevent and stop violence against women, men in all 50 states of the USA need to stand up and speak out. Mothers, sisters, and daughters are victims of domestic violence. Wives, live-in partners, and girlfriends are victims of domestic violence. Relatives are victims of domestic violence. Neighbors are victims of domestic…

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Beef With Bobby Seale Over Pork

By D.R.E James  Emcee and fellow 910 native J. Cole had a song on his 2014 album Born Sinner called “Let Nas Down,” lamenting about how he felt the pressures of his label for a radio single and deviated from his conscious, Ginsu-sharp, mile-deep brand of hip hop that purists like myself championed him for. This…

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