Politics & Law

Berkeley Delegation secures funding for Rural Initiative

The Berkeley County Delegation secured a $25,000.00 grant for certified teachers for the Berkeley Chamber’s Rural Initiative. On Thursday, November 16th, Berkeley Chamber, Berkeley School District, and Google SC joined the Berkeley County Delegation to announce a grant that will fund certified teachers for Rural Initiative. This grant will assist in providing Digital Literacy and Career…

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Charleston County’s Unchanged Racism Requires Political Will

By Barney Blakeney Charleston County is the state’s main attraction for tourists coming to see the history, culture and architecture, meanwhile making it a world famous destination. But beneath the accolades and adulation of historic Charleston is a haunting story of racism that’s generally avoided. That’s how the recently released report on racial disparities in…

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Commission For Minority Affairs Chair On A Mission To Revitalize Agency

By Barney Blakeney For the past two years retired, Air Force MSgt. Ken E. Battle has chaired the S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs and he’s gotten off to a running start. Locally, the Jacksonville, Florida native has gained a reputation among the few publicly announced Black Republicans. But in his position as chair of the…

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Black Candidates Win Big On Election Night

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor The blue wave that swept the country last week wasn’t just a victory for Democrats, but a resounding win for African American candidates, who defied the odds—and Trumpism—to make history. In Charlotte, N.C., voters elected the first female African American mayor in the city’s history, choosing Democrat Vi…

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Charleston District 6 Runoff As Much About Experience As Race

By Barney Blakeney The November 7 Charleston municipal elections produced a runoff in the District 6 race that potentially could radically alter the composition of Charleston City Council. Incumbent Rodney Williams’ loss in the Dist. 2 election insures the number of minority representatives on the council will decline from five to four. Should William Dudley…

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NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status. The group’s leaders said that the new tax status would allow them to…

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NNPA President Joins Civil Rights Leaders and U.S. Mayors for Historic Meeting

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor During a recent meeting in New York City, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joined the National Urban League, the National Action Network and a group of mayors from around the country for a results-driven, inclusive economic and civil rights policy planning session. “The NNPA is finally being…

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Pendarvis Win In House 113 Signals New Day

By Barney Blakeney    Shortly after the polls closed November 7 it was clear S.C. House Dist. 113 Democratic candidate Marvin Pendarvis would win the seat vacated in August by Rep. J. Seth Whipper. Pendarvis’ win signaled other victories. Charleston voters also approved a $20 million bond referendum to fund affordable housing initiatives. In Charleston…

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Mueller Indictments Rock Trump Administration, Political Observers

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For more than a year, Blake Baines said he sounded the alarm on Facebook and to friends and family about the clear and present danger Donald Trump poses to the United States. Friends scoffed, said he was nuts, and pooh-poohed the possibility that the New York businessman could ever become president. After nine…

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