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The Continuing Scourge of Poverty, Hunger and Hopelessness in Rich America

By Marian Wright Edelman  A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. On the one hand we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come…

Environmental justice must be a national priority

By Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10) Too often missing in discussions on the challenges facing African Americans is any focus on environmental justice, the idea that all people should enjoy a clean, healthy environment while being treated equally with regard to environmental policies, regulations, and laws. African-American communities are disproportionately burdened by environmental degradation,…

Climate Change is Creating Climate Refugees

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Have you ever heard of the Marshall Islands? They are 1156 islands that constitute a republic in the South Pacific. Major battles during World War II were contested on those islands and, following the war, nuclear tests were conducted on there, too, from which there was significant radioactive…

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…

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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