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SC Youth Citizenship Summer Academy Heats Up

  The South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation will host its “SC Youth Citizenship Academy” this summer at Joshua Baptist Church, 2482 Faber Road, North Charleston, SC.  The primary objective of the Academy is to educate and enlighten young people about political laws, issues, and philosophies.  The Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization developed under…

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Willis/Scott Gubernatorial Team Breaking New Ground In the Dirty South

By Barney Blakeney A contingent of South Carolina’s National Newspaper Publishers Association members April 27 met with Democratic Primary election gubernatorial candidate Marguerite Willis and running mate Columbia Sen. John Scott to hear their agenda if elected to the state’s highest political offices. The pair has broken new ground in the state’s first gubernatorial election…

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Ultimately Voters Control Our Prisons, Says Kimpson

By Barney Blakeney The April 15 fight among inmates at Lee Correctional Institution that left seven dead and about two dozen injured for some offers a grim testimony to a reality of violence that apparently knows no bounds. Deadly violence in local communities is unprecedented. The violence doesn’t stop when convicted offenders go to prison.…

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South Carolina Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Noble Presents Platform To State’s Black Publishers

By Barney Blakeney S.C. Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble last week met with the publishers of the state’s three largest Black owned newspapers at the Charleston Chronicle office in downtown Charleston to present his campaign agenda. Noble faces two challengers – Columbia state Rep. James Smith and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis – in the…

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