Faith & Values

Gospel Singer and Pastor Desmond Pringle Aims to Uplift and Give Back to Charleston Community with 20th Anniversary Thanksgiving Concert

Dove Award nominated Gospel singer and Pastor Desmond Pringle was born and raised in Charleston, and despite residing in Los Angeles over the years, he has always made a point to come home and contribute to his hometown community. On Sunday, November 24th, Pringle is celebrating his 20th Anniversary Edition: Coming Home for Thanksgiving Concert, which will…

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Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Finds Her Voice

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor To say Cyntoia Brown’s life has been complicated is an understatement. Brown is a young, black woman sentenced as an adult to life in prison when as a teenager, she killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old man, who had solicited her for sex. Brown…

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Mother Emanuel AME Church Donates Condolence Correspondence Collection to S.C. Historical Society

The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is privileged to announce the donation of the Mother Emanuel AME Church Condolence Correspondence to its archival holdings. Following the horrific event at Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015 that took the lives of nine parishioners and shattered the collective community, the church was inundated with thousands…

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Charity Missionary Baptist to Host Birthday Celebration and Special Tribute to Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Local and state leaders will come together for the 78th birthday celebration and special tribute for the civil rights icon Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. “The Lion Still Roars!” Birthday Celebration and Tribute to the…

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Mother Emanuel Hosts 156th Session of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Reverend Eric S.C. Manning, Pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church, the officers and members of Mother Emanuel AME Church, and Reverend Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr., Presiding Elder of The Edisto District of the South Carolina Annual Conference under the leadership of The Right Reverend Samuel L. Green, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District…

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Exhibit Exploring the Anti-Slavery Collective Resistance Comes to Historic Charleston Church

The Voice of Hope Church and Worship Center’s African Redemptive Struggle (ARS) Museum is the first museum to fully explore the anti-slavery collective resistance waged by self liberated Africans from 1526 to 1868 featuring paintings by Gullah interpretive realism painter Brother Nizar. This exhibition opened September 7 at 249 Saint Philip Street in the historic IAME (Independent…

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Young Leaders Conference Pays Off $1.5 Million in Medical Debt for Underserved Families

A powerful and impactful Young Leaders Conference: One of the many highlights of the conference came in the form of a powerful speech by Rep. John Lewis, followed by a major announcement in front of thousands of energized attendees. Mark Moore, Jr., Founder of YLC shared with the thousands in attendance that the organization has purchased over 1.5 Million Dollars…

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