Politics & Law

Gamma Xi Omega Hosts Political Empowerment Forum, Holds A.S.C.E.N.D. Graduation and Closing Program

Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. AKA Connections committee executed a political empowerment forum to discuss pertinent issues directly impacting the community. This event was held Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at 689 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.  The President of the chapter, Mrs. Marguerite Middleton, greeted the…

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Race Forward Launches Mass Freedom Project to End Mass Incarceration & Mass Deportation

As mass criminalization continues to target and harm communities of color, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation today announced the launch of the Mass Freedom project. Mass Freedom aims to bridge the movements fighting to end mass incarceration and mass deportation under a shared vision for a multiracial democracy. “Mass criminalization is an…

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CBC Members Host Forum About Racism On College Campuses

By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on…

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Black Immigrant Organization Angry about Trump Rescinding DACA

By Frederick H. Lowe (TriceEdneyWire.com) -The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the nation’s largest black-led organization championing racial justice and immigrant rights, blasted the Trump Administration for rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed 800,000 immigrant youth to live in the United States without fear of deportation. “BAJI is appalled by Trump’s decision…

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Marvin Pendarvis Wins House 113 Democratic Nomination

By Barney Blakeney Barely an hour after the polls closed September 5 on the Democratic primary elections to field a candidate to fill the unexpired term in S.C. House Dist. 113, North Charleston attorney Marvin Pendarvis was declared the winner. Pendarvis handily beat rivals Angela Hanyak and Charleston County School Board member, Rev. Chris Collins. Pendarvis…

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National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Game-Changing Opportunity for HBCU Students and Alumni Interested in Law School

The Fourth Annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bennett College andSaturday, September 16, 2017 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. This groundbreaking summit is the exclusive national event of its kind in the…

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CBC Chairman Talks HBCUs, Impeachment and #RootOutRacism

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” about…

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Three Blacks In November Races To Regain Chas. Council Seats

By Barney Blakeney The ballots are set for Charleston City Council elections November 7. Twelve candidates are confirmed running for the six council seats to be elected. They will compete for seats in the even numbered districts – districts two, four, six, eight, 10 and 12. All six incumbents in those districts are seeking re-election.…

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State Senator Marlon Kimpson Endorses Marvin Pendarvis in House District 113 Race

State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-42) publicly offered his support for rising political star and current House District 113 Democratic Candidate Marvin Pendarvis. “Marvin has the background, training, and intellectual appreciation of the issues and would be an excellent choice to succeed Seth Whipper, as House District 113 Representative,” Kimpson noted. “He’s been working with me…

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