Faith & Values

Ascension Remains Dedicated to Keeping Its Community of Patients Healthy and Informed

  By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Ascension, the faith-based healthcare organization that’s dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care, is working to keep its community of patients healthy and informed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organization has updated its website almost daily and also is pointing visitors…

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The Clark Sisters’ Highly Anticipated New Album “The Return” Available Now on All Digital Platforms

The Legendary Grammy Award-winning gospel group, The Clark Sisters’ newest album, The Return, is now available on all digital platforms. This album, a release by Karew Entertainment and Motown Gospel, is the seventeenth complete album of the legendary group with producer credits to include Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, Mano Haines, and more. The…

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Congressional Black Caucus Institute Announces Scholarship to Honor Slain Mother Emanuel Senior Pastor

On February 22, the Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI) announced a scholarship to honor Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, former State Senator and senior pastor at Mother Emanuel AME Church who was killed with eight others in a racially motivated massacre in 2015. The CBCI seeks to continue his legacy of excitement and enthusiasm for political…

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Red Dress Sundays Celebrates Second Annual Services

  Last year, local nonprofit The Medi brought Red Dress Sunday to Charleston. Previously held across four states—Florida, Georgia, Delaware, and Maryland—in the years since February 2005, the event introduced awareness of women’s heart health among church congregations each year. The Medi’s version was a little different: houses of worship selected which Sunday in February…

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Allen University permanently memorializes the Emanuel Nine

On January 21, Allen University held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital that will include a permanent memorial for the Emanuel Nine. The Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital was one of only a few hospitals to serve Columbia’s African-American community during the segregation era operating from 1952-1973. Listed on the National, State, and City Register…

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Charleston’s 2020 MLK Celebration Keynote Speakers and Theme Announced

Charleston’s 10-day Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, the largest and longest-running event of its kind in South Carolina, will be headlined this month by Sheila C. Johnson, founder and CEO of global hospitality firm Salamander Hotels & Resorts, and Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, presiding prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District of the African…

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The Onsite Foundation Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Full Scholarship Therapeutic Trauma Program For Survivors Of Mass Shootings

The Onsite Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, today announced its new 2020 initiatives which include educational tools, resources, and workshops for survivors and those affected by mass shootings.  The announcement includes a first-of-its kind workshop titled ‘Triumph Over Tragedy’ that will provide tools, support, trauma-informed therapies and access to top-of-the-line trauma therapists and clinicians, through…

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