Faith & Values

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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The Doors of the Church are Still Open: A Response to the incident at Bethel, Gainesville from the AME Church Leadership

On Tuesday, November 16th, news media around the United States reported the story that a local law enforcement officials arrested a white teenager who idolized Dylan Roof with a notebook in her position detailing a plot to attack Bethel AME Church in Gainesville, Georgia. We are thankful for the vigilance of local law enforcement in…

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Charleston Gospel Choir Rings in the Holiday Season for the 20th Year With Annual Gospel Christmas

The acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir presents the 20th Annual Gospel Christmas Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at Burke High School Auditorium, 244 President Street, Charleston. A Lowcountry household name, the Charleston Gospel Choir brings real meaning to Charleston’s musical landscape performing down-home traditional spirituals and gospel renditions including some of the original arrangements performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) 20…

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‘The Christians’ features a 1960s Louisiana love story

By Cora Lester, The Drum Newspaper The Christians, book one, follows the life and love of Mary Jean Woods, a young, Christian woman in 1960 South Louisiana as she maneuvers through self-discovery, unrighteousness, and betrayal in hopes to find a true spiritual identity. Through this first release, B.J.T Ledet weaves a story that answers “What…

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Fourth Annual Gospel Meets Jazz Christmas Concert Features Charlton Singleton and the Lowcountry Voices Choir

In the spirit of the season, Mount Zion AME Church warmly presents the 4th Annual Gospel Meets Jazz Christmas concert, featuring Charlton Singleton and the Lowcountry Voices at the historic Church on 5 Glebe Street in Charleston at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th. Mt. Zion’s long tradition of music in Charleston and its focus…

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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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