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Trump’s Plans to Weaken Environmental Protections Would Harm Black Communities

By Keith Rushing   The Trump administration has made clear that it plans to limit environmental protections and reverse course on the stronger regulations achieved under President Barack Obama out of concern for the bottom lines of corporate America. Mainstream media has covered Trump’s decision to prioritize private profits over public health and the well-being…

Why I’m Proud of the B-CU Grads that Protested Betsy “DeVoid”

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I could not be more proud of the students at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) than if I had raised them myself. Responding to the university’s very late selection of Education Secretary Betsy for the spring commencement speaker, graduating seniors chose to turn their backs on a woman who described HBCUs…

Summertime, When the Livin’ is Hard for Hungry Children

By Marian Wright Edelman  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Oh your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush, little baby, don’t you cry. – Lyrics to Summertime, sung by Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald knew a lot about the haves and have nots. She grew…

Speak Out To Protect Your Health

By Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levers of government, they are preparing legislation to strip 30 million Americans of the everyday security of health insurance. The impact of any…

2017 Greek Explosion

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, the Divine Nine Foundation of Columbia (SC), Inc., in collaboration with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at Columbia, SC will host “The 2017 Greek Explosion,” our signature community service event, offering health screenings, financial aid assistance, kid activities, live entertainment and much more!!!! Located at the Charles W. Johnson Stadium…

Cirque du Soleil OVO

OVO from Cirque du Soleil will be in North Charleston from August 9 to 13, 2017 at the North Charleston Coliseum. OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Tickets can be…

Decades Rewind – Charleston

It’s a concert, dance party, and theatrical performance all wrapped into one night of singing, dancing, and being transported back in time. Relive your life’s best memories through music and video in a night of fun and nostalgia. Join us for an experience unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before! This brand new theatrical concert…

Sons of Allen Zawadi Mentoring Program Boys and Men Breakfast

This year’s speaker will be LaRone Washington, Assistant Attorney General Come out and hear this dynamic young man

When I First Remember

When I First Remember Who: Lady in White Productions presents When I First Remember What: Family-friendly night of entertainment Takes the audience on a journey with African slaves on their way to the Low Country Highlights how they survived, persevered and adapted in a foreign land, giving rise to a unique culture and identity, Gullah-Geechee,…

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Clothing Drive

All 16 Mattress Firm stores in the Charleston area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm will accept new articles of clothing and monetary contributions to give foster kids properly fitting clothes to call their own. While all clothing…

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre Written by Barbara Robinson Direction by Derek T. Pickens When the Herdmans, the worst kids in town, somehow wrangle the leading roles in the local Christmas Pageant it seems everything that is sacred will be lost and yet, through this motley crew of rough and tumble kids,…

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