Who Asked Me?

WAKE UP, VOTERS!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Wake up, voters! “No more sleeping in bed, we have important elections ahead!” Will these elections improve your living conditions, or will it be more of the same? Only you can answer that question by voting for the best candidate.  As quiet as it is kept, there is a new voting machine. Don’t let…

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Vote: Time For Major Changes

By Beverly Gadson-Birch I founded a program back in the early 80’s, along with six volunteers, called Scholars for Excellence. It was a motivational program for students in grades 1-6.  The impetus really came from working with Operation Push and the Push Excel Program out of Chicago under Rev. Jesse Jackson. I often reflect on our…

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Elections: Good vs. No Good

By Beverly Gadson-Birch There are some really good folks running in both the City of Charleston and North Charleston elections; but, it’s going to take more than just “good”. Well, what is “good”. Can you be good and no-good at the same time? You can be from a good home and folks may think you are…

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Backdoor Toms are like cockroaches

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The closer we get to the mayoral election in North Charleston, the more I am reminded of an article I wrote on “cockroaches”. Yes, sir! There are two things that really get under my skin—cockroaches and Uncle Toms. In a way, there isn’t too much difference between the two. I don’t know how y’all…

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Talk to the Hand, Mr. President

By Beverly Gadson-Birch I have been telling y’all all along that we have a serious problem with racism in America and it accelerated once #45, President Trump, took office. President Trump ran on “Make America Great Again.” If you didn’t catch the meaning of Trump’s slogan, in the beginning, and you are still in “la, la” land,…

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Can It Be A Case Of The Pot Calling The Kettle Black?

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The Charleston County School Board just can’t get their act together. One reason being is the Clemson Study clearly pointed out—in house bickering by board members. The reason for the bickering is some members are holding forums with stakeholders and gathering information to change the direction of education in Charleston County Schools.…

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Black Folk Dirty Laundry

By Beverly Gadson-Birch I am not one for airing Black folk dirty laundry in public, but sometimes you just got to put it all out there, bloomers and all. My involvement in the black community is by chance not choice. It was the hospital strike in 1969 that deferred my dreams and set me on…

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Robo Calls: Robos, Hobos

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Robo callers are about to be hobos if left up to the FCC. It may be impossible to control but at least they are taking steps to bring these calls under control. How many times have you jumped out of the shower thinking it could be your child in distress only to…

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Where ‘Da Heck Are Black Leaders?

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Illegal guns and drugs are permeating black communities and destroying black men in unparalleled numbers since slavery. Is it happenstance or by design? What has led up to these murders is nothing short of orchestrated genocide. It began with a two-tier educational system and drug dealers dumping loads of guns and drugs…

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