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Howard University Cancels 2020 Commencement After Reporting First Direct Coronavirus Case

By Josyana Joshua Special from the Howard University News Service (Howard University News Service/TriceEdneyNewsWire) – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world and the United States, Howard University announced their first direct positive case of the virus and announced that the school’s commencement would be canceled. In an emailed statement, Howard University President…

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CofC Serves Empowers Cougars to Give Back

By Amanda Kerr Being of service is about giving back to make a difference not because you’ll receive praise, but because you take joy in knowing your efforts will make someone else’s life better. That’s why the College of Charleston’s 250th Community Engagement Committee, in connection with the 250th Anniversary Celebration Office, is launching CofCServes as part…

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New Grant to Help Reduce Unplanned Pregnancies in Berkeley County

Berkeley County First Steps has received a $2,500 grant from the New Morning Foundation to expand its doula contraceptive education services within the Choose Well initiative of the Foundation.  The new funding will enable the nonprofit’s doula program to expand from providing individual labor support to women throughout the Berkeley County community to also offering…

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Harvard Graduate Builds Fastest Growing Black-Owned School Turnaround Non-Profit Working to Improve the Lives of Underserved Children

There is much you can accomplish with a Harvard Law degree, but one graduate has used his to build a groundbreaking school turnaround network focused on serving children in underserved communities across the country. Earl Martin Phalen graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993 and is CEO and Founder of George and Veronica Phalen Leadership…

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Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative makes staff changes

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s (TCCC) staff is growing and changing. LaTisha Vaughn has been promoted to chief operations officer (COO) and Marcus Trinidad has transitioned from working for TCCC as an AmeriCorps VISTA to a permanent full-time position as collective impact project manager. Vaughn previously owned and operated Engineering for Kids Charleston and owned…

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Civil Rights Veteran Revisits School Victory

As a child in Summerton after World War Two, Celestine Parson Lloyd took part in a groundbreaking study to fight school segregation, a fight her parents and NAACP lawyers carried to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. On Jan. 15, Ms. Parson Lloyd, now of Mount Vernon, New York, relived a moment of that fight—and…

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