Faith & Values

Charleston Area Justice Ministry Tackles Transportation As Next Social Justice Issue

By Barney Blakeney November 5, members of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) met to conduct the organization’s Community Problems Assembly. The nearly 500 members in attendance voted to address transportation as the organization’s 2019 focus. Since its 2011 inception, CAJM annually has adopted a social justice issue to address. The organization has focused on…

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Damon L. Fordham and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg Come Together for Living Your Truth Conversation at Mt. Zion AME

Historian Damon L. Fordham and City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg reflect on Charleston’s past and present, and how history has shaped their commitment to social justice and racial equity at the November 15th Living Your Truth conversation. Sponsored by the Sophia Institute’s Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative, this Living Your Truth event will be…

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Veterans and Active-Duty Military Ride CARTA, TriCounty Link for Free on Veterans Day

All U.S. armed services veterans and current military personnel can ride Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and TriCounty Link services for free on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. “Veterans and military personnel make great sacrifices for our country. Allowing them to ride for free on Veterans Day is one small way CARTA and TriCounty…

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Salem Missionary Baptist Church’s 151st Anniversary Celebration

Salem Missionary Baptist Church, located at 350 Sumter Street in downtown Charleston, will celebrate its 151st Anniversary. The public is cordially invited to join them in celebration, starting Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with a Speakers’ Program featuring several dynamic presenters that will lift spirits in short but timely messages and on Friday, November 16,…

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The Collegiate Gathering Returns to Charleston Southern University November 2-3

Presented by The National Collegiate Gospel Choral Union, The Collegiate Gathering will take place on November 2-3, 2018 at Charleston Southern University (9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406). In its fourth year, the concert series will begin on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium with musical selections by college and university…

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Dr. William J. Barber II, McArthur Genius Grant Recipient

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has earned his status as one of the nation’s leading civil rights advocates. Having launched initiatives like “Moral Mondays” to resist extremist retrogressive agendas and the re-launching of the 1960’s “Poor People’s Campaign,” Barber has remained front and center at movements…

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Wendrah McCoy Honored at MOJA Arts Festival Community Luncheon at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Congratulations to Ms. Wendrah M. McCoy for being recognized at this year’s MOJA Arts Festival Community Tribute Luncheon held on October 6, 2018 at the Magnolia Plantation & Garden. The MOJA Arts Festival paid tribute to Wendrah as a “RISING STAR” for her achievements as a published author, her stalwart commitment to her church, her…

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National Black Leadership Commission Hosts AIDS 2018 Gospel Extravaganza October 25

Culminating 30 years of service through educating, mobilizing and empowering Black leaders to address and proactively fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other health disparities facing African Americans, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) will host a Gospel Extravaganza concert at Harlem’s historic Aaron Davis Hall at the City College Center for the…

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