Youth & Education

South Carolina State Included in Minority Business Development Agency HBCU Grant

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), is announcing grant awards of nearly $2 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In June 2018, MBDA invited HBCUs to propose projects that will achieve one or more of the following objectives: increase their ability to compete for and receive Federal research and development…

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NFL star Josh Norman names new endowed scholarships in honor of two Coastal Carolina University professors

Former Coastal Carolina University football All-American Josh Norman has announced that two of the three endowed scholarships he recently established as part of his $1.5 million donation to the University will be named in honor of his two favorite professors in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The…

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New YouTube Show Entertaining and Educating LGBTQ Youth

By Micha Green, The Afro Advocates for Youth, a national non-profit focusing on young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights, is providing fun-filled entertainment packed with a lesson particularly targeting LGBTQ youth, through the new YouTube show “Kikis with Louie.” “Kiki,” a common term used in the Queer community, is normally a conversational session among…

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Mack Elected Chair of CCSD Board Described as “Dysfunctional” – Promises Change

By Barney Blakeney Charleston County School Board last month elected two-term member Rev. Eric Mack board chair. Mack ascends to the board’s chairmanship as tumultuous activity advocating change occurs. Mack said he sees that change coming and is committed to making it happen. In a Tuesday interview, Mack said, “I definitely see change coming. Starting…

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Bakari Sellers Addresses Quality of Life Concerns with the Opportunity Project of South Carolina

Former State Representative and CNN Commentator, Bakari Sellers, announced the formation of the Opportunity Project of South Carolina (Opportunity Project), which aims to close the gaps plaguing South Carolina communities in quality-of-life areas including healthcare, education and technology. Sellers will lead the organization, which is committed to narrowing the inequities for South Carolina’s citizens. At…

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Coastal Carolina University scholars win $270,327 grant to digitize historic materials from Gullah Geechee communities

The terms “Gullah” and “Geechee” may be vaguely familiar to the general public, but a Coastal Carolina University institute is on a mission to make sure they become widespread cultural knowledge. Two scholars have won a sizeable grant to make Gullah historical records accessible and engaging to the public. Eric Crawford, musicologist, director of CCU’s…

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