Spotlights

ALC Panel Encourages High School Students to Pursue STEM Careers

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Moderated by former NASA engineer…

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Calvary Baptist 152nd Anniversary Features Claflin University Concert Choir

Claflin University Concert Choir will appear in a concert celebrating the 152nd Anniversary of Calvary Baptist Church, 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the church, 620 Rutledge Avenue. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy are concert honorary chairs. Arthur Evans, Sr. is the pastor. Listed as a MOJA Festival event, the concert is…

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SC State Career Center to Host Annual Career Week

The SC State University Career Center will host its annual Career Week and Career Day Extravaganza on the campus during the week of Sept. 26-29. The week of events will include an open house, classroom information sessions by professionals, a presentation by Microsoft and will conclude with employment interviews held by representatives from Norfolk Naval…

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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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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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Trident United Way Partners with Local School Districts in Historic Education Initiative

Superintendents from all four area school districts joined with Trident United Way to formally announce the kick off of the Reading by Third initiative, a three-year pilot program designed to raise reading proficiency rates of children by the end of third grade. The initiative marks the first time all four school districts have worked collaboratively…

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