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Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Who Are Wrongfully Convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe (TriceEdneyWire.com) – African-Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according to a study released by the National Registry of Wrongful Convictions. The report titled “Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States” reported that African-Americans constituted 47 percent of…

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Black Wealth 2020: New Economic Justice Movement Aims to ‘Turbo Charge’ Black Wealth in America (Part 1)

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – According to the following statistics, the economic condition of America’s Black community is in dire straits: A recent study by Harvard University found that homeownership in the Black community stands at only 42.2 percent in the nation’s largest metro areas. That’s below the Latino-American community, which is at 46…

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IAAM Launches Groundbreaking African American Genealogy Center

Tuesday the International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of its Center for Family History – an innovative national genealogy research center dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American ancestry. The center will engage in genealogy education, original research, community archiving, public outreach, and collections. It will also assist with DNA testing. The…

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Queen Quet & De Gullah/Geechee Nation Standing Strong fa We Ancestas

(St. Helena Island, SC, Gullah/Geechee Nation) Queen Quet has been the elected head-of-state and Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) for 17 years as of July 2, 2017.  She has been standing up for the rights of Gullah/Geechee people for over three decades.  Whenever asked about this, she will let you know that she stands…

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A.C.E Seeks Donations for Creative Summer Camp

The Arts Center for Engagement (A.C.E) seeks donations to help fund their creative summer camp. Co-hosted by Enough Pie, the A.C.E. Summer Camp will celebrate self-love and self-acceptance through song, dance, drawing, and writing. With the help of local creatives, residents of the Bridgeview Village, ages 7-13, will have the opportunity explore performing, creative, and…

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Growth And Development is More Than Infrastructure To Black Folks

By Barney Blakeney The impact of growth and development West Ashley mostly has focused on traffic and transportation, but the impact on Black communities where the residential flavor was more rural than suburban entails much more. Charleston City Council Dist. 4 Councilman Marvin Wagner and Charleston County Council Dist. 8 Councilwoman Anna Johnson represent West…

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Two Years After Emanuel Have Race Relations Improved?

By Barney Blakeney As the Charleston community prepares to observe the second anniversary of the June 17, 2015 murder of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church the official two-week-long observance is being met with some trepidation. Confessed murderer Dylann Roof in December was convicted of the murders and was sentenced to death. Roof espoused his…

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Protesters Hopes Assault At Second Convenience Store Solidifies Support

By Barney Blakeney Just over two months ago North Charleston residents along with the North Charleston-based S.C. National Action Network took to the street to protest the assault of a Black patron at a neighborhood convenience store operated by Middle Eastern businessmen. They returned to the street last week when an employee of another Middle…

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Remembering the Charleston Nine

Ten years ago on June 18, a call was received for a fire in the Sofa Super Store located at 1807 Savannah Highway. The fire would start in the loading dock behind the store and eventually would take over the rest of the 42,000 square foot structure. The following Brothers would make the supreme sacrifice. The…

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