Politics & Law

February 24 Workshop Will Prepare Candidates & Advocates for 2018 School Board Elections

Today, 113,000 students in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties depend on our public schools. These students are our next generation of teachers, doctors and first responders.  They are our future and they require the best we can offer. School board members are critical decision makers in ensuring that all our children can access an excellent…

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During Members-Only Meeting, Congressional Black Caucus Plans Protest of Trump at State of the Union

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a lengthy, members-only meeting on Capitol Hill on January 19, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) discussed various options to protest the current President of the United States. Their protest plans centered around the annual State of the Union address. President Donald Trump’s second State of…

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Black Republican Rep Says Trump ‘Must Apologize’ for ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Donald Trump, who has constantly denied being a racist, is now embroiled in a growing controversy after he referred to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as “sh*thole countries” and asked why America can’t draw more immigrants from places like “Norway”, a predominately White country. The remarks made…

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Burgess’ Impact On North Charleston Police Department Still A Question Mark

By Barney Blakeney In a surprising move last week North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey named veteran police Asst. Chief Reggie Burgess the department’s new chief. Former Chief Eddie Driggers was named liaison to the mayor between the police and fire departments. While Burgess’ promotion is welcomed, some questions remain unanswered. Burgess is infinitely qualified to…

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Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Join Powerful Judiciary Committee

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) and Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) yesterday were selected to join the Senate Judiciary Committee, a very powerful committee that plays a key role in considering U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals court and district court nominations. Harris replaces former Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) who resigned from…

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Asst. Chief Reggie Burgess Becomes North Charleston’s Ninth Police Chief

By Barney Blakeney On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Reggie Burgess, 52, will be sworn in at the North Charleston City Council meeting at 7:00pm as the Police Chief of the North Charleston Police Department, becoming the agency’s ninth police chief since the city’s incorporation in 1972. Current Chief Eddie Driggers will transition into an administrative position to…

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