Spotlights

Three Midlands school leaders earn top South Carolina awards

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named three school leaders from the Midlands as the 2020 South Carolina Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, the 2020 South Carolina Middle Level Principal of the Year, and the 2020 South Carolina Secondary Principal of the Year. Dr. Twanisha Garner, assistant principal at Langford Elementary…

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Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While many deep-pocketed philanthropists and celebrities will write checks to support worthy causes, Tennis megastar Serena Williams routinely goes the extra mile. In a recently released video, Williams donned a pair of jeans, workboats, a hardhat and went to work on Salt Marsh Elementary School in…

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PepsiCo Beverages North America & ESSENCE Launch “She Got Now” Multi-Tiered Platform Celebrating Past, Present and Future Women at HBCUs

PepsiCo Beverages North America, in partnership with ESSENCE, introduced this fall “She Got Now” – a multi-tiered platform that celebrates, supports and honors young Black women aspiring to and attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. The platform launch commenced with a multi-campus tour honoring the homecoming traditions unique to four major HBCUs,…

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MasterClass Announces Misty Copeland to Teach Ballet Technique and Artistry

  MasterClass, the platform that makes it possible for anyone to learn from the best, announced this week that decorated prima ballerina Misty Copeland will teach ballet. Credited with both broadening the audience for classical ballet and invigorating the art form with a renewed energy, Copeland’s MasterClass will offer an intimate look at how she’s navigated challenges throughout…

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Dr. Belle Wheelan Urges Students to Represent Claflin’s Proud Heritage in Founders’ Day Message

“Today, many people are questioning what we as a people have known forever, and that is the value of higher education,’ said Dr. Belle Wheelan during her keynote message for Claflin University’s recent Sesquicentennial Founders’ Day Convocation. Wheelan currently serves as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and is…

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Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Kicks Off the New Decade With the United States Debut of Theaster Gates’ “Black Image Corporation”

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present the United States premiere of “Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation” Jan. 28 – May 16, 2020. This exhibition, which was curated by internationally recognized artist Theaster Gates, includes 10 large format prints by two important African American photographers who both work for the Johnson…

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SC State named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

South Carolina State University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE CDE) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SC State is the first and only historically black institution in South Carolina to receive this designation. The designation is for the university’s Bachelor…

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