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Revered South Carolina State Coach ‘Buddy’ Pough Prepares to Exit Alma Mater

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In South Carolina sports lore, no program is more revered by African Americans than the South Carolina State University Bulldogs. And, not many coaches are as beloved as Oliver “Buddy” Pough. When the Bulldogs face Delaware State on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, it’s…

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African-American Women and Pregnancy-Related Mortality: How Local Health Departments Work to Reduce the Incidence of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments. NACCHO’s efforts focus on promoting health and equity, combating disease, and improving the quality and length of all lives. Here NACCHO’s CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman discusses the rising maternal mortality rate and strategies to improve maternal health.…

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Natalie Madeira Cofield Named 2018 Advocate of the Year by Minority Business Development Agency

The Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce has named Natalie Madeira Cofield, entrepreneur, philanthropist and economic activist as the recipient of the 2018 Advocate of the Year Award. The agency’s Advocate of the Year Award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated significant accomplishment in advocating minority business…

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Ghana Proclaims Year of Return to African Descendants

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Paying homage to the past and a hope to a brighter future, 2019 will officially mark the 400-year anniversary since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to English North America in 1619. In remembrance of the dark history and the celebration of the Black American’s triumph in the…

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Save The Children Gives South Carolina Girl Star Treatment in Hollywood in Honor of International Day of the Girl

Breyanna Williams, a fifth grader from Blackville, S.C., traveled to Los Angeles with global humanitarian organization Save the Children for a day of star-studded events on Tuesday, October 11 celebrating International Day of the Girl. Marked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to…

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Election Day Countdown: Civil Rights Leaders Fight for Maximum Voter Participation

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has filed suit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp over the state’s “discriminatory and unlawful ‘exact match’ voter suppression scheme.” The suit alleges that Georgia’s “‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights…

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SC State Business Students Win First Place at National Black MBA Competition

SC State University students in the School of Business won a $15,000 first place prize, claiming victory over several other distinguished colleges and universities in the 2018 National Black MBA Association’s Undergraduate Case Competition, which convened Sept. 26-28 in Detroit, Michigan. The SC State team won third place at the competition in 2016 and second…

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AARP’s ‘Be the Difference. Vote’ stresses the importance of voting in this year’s midterms

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Next month’s fast-approaching midterm elections count as one of the most consequential in a lifetime, according to political scholar Norman Ornstein. The folks at AARP “wholeheartedly concur,” and not just in word, but also by actions. The organization, which was founded in 1958 on the principles of…

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NAN Leaders Meet With Hilton Head Island Officials

October 12, the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, national vice president of Religious Affairs and External Relations of the National Action Network (NAN) met for more than one hour with elected and appointed leaders of the Town of Hilton Head Island, SC to discuss complaints about disparate and discriminatory treatment of African American citizens by…

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