Spotlights

Royal Baptist Church Gets Youth Ready For Life After High School

By Kurt Walker An eager crowd lined up outside of the Royal Baptist Church Conference Center on this past Saturday in anticipation of its 2017 College Fair.  Although slated to begin at 10:00am, a line was already assembled prior to the start time of folks waiting to enter. Hundreds of local students and their parents and…

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HBCU RESEARCH Magazine Highlights Innovation and Cutting-Edge Scientific Discoveries at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Howard University graduates pioneered the modern blood bank. Morgan State and Tuskegee University scientists invented the best-selling Super Soaker toy. And Xavier University researchers in New Orleans have come up with a new plant-based “super cocktail” to attack breast cancer cells.  These are a few of the stories included in HBCU RESEARCH magazine, the first-ever…

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The Citadel Remembers Joseph Shine, School’s Second Black Graduate

By Barney Blakeney September 7, The Citadel will remember Joseph Dawson Shine, a 1971 graduate of the military college. Shine was the military college’s second African American to attend the school. Many younger Charlestonians may not know of Shine or remember him. He died in 2003 at age 53. But Shine’s unsung legacy is one…

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Metanoia Prepares For Renovation Of Former Chicora Elementary Site

By Barney Blakeney The non-profit Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston’s Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood is set to begin a project to renovate the former Chicora Elementary School on Success Street. CEO Rev. Bill Stanfield said the City of North Charleston which owns the former school property, recently approved the organization’s proposal to renovate the building…

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NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Visits Meeting Street Academy

On Wednesday, August 2, Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet SS, and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) team engineers made a pit stop at Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, S.C. to speak to the fourth and fifth grade science classes about the role STEM subjects play in racing. Team partner Credit One Bank was also…

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Howard University Student Uses Journalism To Give Back

By Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) Born on a warm July day during the summer of 1997, Noni Marshall entered the world destined to create, lead, and inspire. Marshall grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that she stepped into her greatness and accepted her calling as a storyteller. An only child, Marshall…

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Gamecocks Win Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Second Year in a Row

The University of South Carolina won the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series the second year in a row. The Palmetto Series is an annual points competition between the state’s flagship universities in head-to-head athletic events. Points were also awarded for highest team GPA and for a food drive tackling hunger in their communities.  Presented by…

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Three Female FAMU Doctoral Graduates Break Barriers in Engineering

According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 10 scientists and engineers in the United States. Studies from researchers around the world reveal that one antidote to this disparity is to ensure there are more role models in underrepresented communities. Three Florida A&M University (FAMU) female doctoral students, who are…

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