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Sherry Coutain of Horry County Receives the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional Award

Sherry Coutain was awarded the 2020 Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional award. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the award was presented at a small gathering at Riverfront Park in Conway, South Carolina. Coutain will be recognized alongside the 2021 recipient at Fact Forward’s Annual Conference, Summer Institute 2021. Coutain is the Family Life Educator at Family…

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On Common Ground: Grounded Solutions Network CEO Pens Essay, Adds Racial Justice Context

Wealth and land ownership in America has historically been tied to systemic racism, segregation and targeted African-American exclusion from homeownership – with present-day Black Lives Matter   protests for justice reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement – according to Grounded Solutions Network CEO Tony Pickett and leading housing advocates around the world in a new book tracing…

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Claflin University Becomes a Regional Hub for Coding and Creativity

July 17, Claflin University announced it will become a regional hub for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities. “We are extremely excited and grateful for our selection…

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Noted Writer Confronts UK for Reparations Failures

Writer Afua Hirsch doesn’t shy away from difficult questions and recently wrote about one she posed to a British cabinet minister. “Why,” she asked the minister, “has England never apologized for the transatlantic slave trade?” Britain, she reminded him, had trafficked more enslaved Africans than almost any other nation. However, the most the European country…

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MEAC Suspends Fall Sports Season Due to COVID-19

The Council of Presidents and Chancellors of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announces that the league will suspend all sports competition, championship and non-championship segments, for the 2020 fall season, as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. A decision is yet to be made on whether fall sports schedules will be moved to the…

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Coronavirus Opens a Pandora’s Box of Scams

By Khalil Abdullah Special from Ethnic Media Services (Indianapolis, Ind.) (TriceEdneyWire.com) – If Willie Sutton were alive, he wouldn’t be robbing banks, more likely he’d be a scam artist, siphoning off a portion of the almost $70 million that Indiana consumers alone have reportedly lost to fraud even before the COVID-19 pandemic opened up a…

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Thousands View NNPA’s First Virtual Convention

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The first virtual convention in the 80-year history of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) earned a thumbs-up from partners and sponsors. The successful event’s website, vitualnnpa2020.com, generated more than 55,000 pageviews to conference attendees in only two days. Several hundred thousand additional impressions were generated…

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