Spotlights

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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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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Dominion Energy awards $10,000 grant to Junior Achievement; hosts high school students for job shadow day

Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy. The gift to the educational nonprofit will help prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs to achieve great things in the global economy. In addition to the grant, Dominion Energy hosted high school students from Lexington County School District One for a…

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Save The Children Gives South Carolina Girl Star Treatment in Hollywood in Honor of International Day of the Girl

Breyanna Williams, a fifth grader from Blackville, S.C., traveled to Los Angeles with global humanitarian organization Save the Children for a day of star-studded events on Tuesday, October 11 celebrating International Day of the Girl. Marked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Raising $10 Million for HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is proving that the service organization is a true advocate of our nation’s historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs). International President Dr. Glenda Glover has announced that the sorority will raise $1 million for the institutions on Monday, September 17th. Designated by the sorority as HBCU Community Impact Day, the…

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HBCU Millennials Energized to Vote!

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent During the contentious 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, voter turnout still proved to be at an all-time low among students who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). In a report released by Tufts University, 2016 voter turnout plummeted by more than 10 points at…

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MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem Is Working to Increase Diversity on the Field and in the Front Office

By Tyvan Burns, Diamond Durant, Denver Lark (#TeamOptimistic, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship) Dating back to 1947, when Jackie Robinson became the first African American Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, increasing diversity and inclusion continue to be two of the league’s most important objectives. As the league’s Deputy Commissioner for Baseball Administration,…

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Burke High School Educators Amelia Little and Edgar Johnson Honored at National Education Conference

New Tech Network (NTN) recognized Burke High School teachers, Amelia Little and Edgar “Chopper” Johnson from Charleston, South Carolina, with the NTN Best-in-Network award for their project, “Finding a Voice,” at the New Tech Annual Conference (NTAC) held in St. Louis, Missouri July 11-15. New Tech Network, a national nonprofit organization, is a leading design…

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