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#45 Hates Women

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (TriceEdneyWire.com) – #45 hates women!  It probably was not necessary for me to say that, but if you didn’t already know it, we now know that #45 hates women—and he’s off the chart in his hatred of women of color.  Never…

Making the Case for More Men of Color in Early Education

By Royston Maxwell Lyttle As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive once they leave our classrooms. Over my more than 15 years in education, I have learned that to…

NFL Must “Provide a Better Platform” on Racism and Criminal Justice Reform

By Marc H. Morial, President of the National Urban League “We want to make sure we are understanding what the players are talking about, and that is complex.” – National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year began kneeling during the National Anthem at the start of games, he…

What is a Black Identity Extremist?

By Julianne Malveaux While White men are beating Black men on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, while a lone White wolf is shooting people from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, while the word “terrorist” is hardly used to describe these men, the FBI, under the leadership of the racist Attorney General Jeff Beauregard Sessions, is thinking…

Life Center Cathedral to host domestic violence awareness program

The Life Center Cathedral will present an awareness program on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This outreach event will be used as platform to address domestic violence and the impact of it on children and families. When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Where: Life Center Cathedral, 7190 Cross County Road, North Charleston, S.C. 29418 For More: Contact…

The Healthy Lifestyle Network Announces Community Health Day Conference and Expo

  The Healthy Lifestyle Network, Inc. is proud to present the 17th Annual Community Health Day Conference & Expo on November 4 from 8:45 AM to 1:15 PM at the ILA Hall. The conference features exhibitors and experts in the fields of health and nutrition, as well as presentations, blood pressure checks, lunch, diabetes screenings,…

1804- The Hidden History of Haiti

One Night Only Documentary Screening  1804: The Hidden History of Haiti is a documentary film by filmmaker Tariq Nasheed. Nasheed is the producer of the #1 selling African history documentary series Hidden Colors. The new film 1804 talks about the untold history of Haiti and the Haitian revolution, which was the most successful slave rebellion…

Autumn on the Ashley attracting handmade crafts

More than 30 artisans will exhibit their handcrafted arts and crafts Oct. 14-15 during the 10th Annual Autumn on the Ashley Arts and Crafts Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Featured items include wood carvings, paintings, textiles, jewelry, driftwood furniture, photography, natural skincare and lawn art. On both days the Philip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Guild…

Molina Healthcare of South Carolina Celebrates Baby Safety Month with Free Community Baby Shower

In celebration of Baby Safety Month, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is partnering with local organizations to host “A Labor of Love Pregnancy Expo” for new and expecting mothers from Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding area. At this free community baby shower, approximately 100 parents and parents-to-be will receive a complimentary Dr. Cleo diaper bag…

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Shoe Drive

All 16 Mattress Firm stores in Charleston are hosting a shoe drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Now through Tuesday, Oct. 31, during normal store hours, Mattress Firm will accept new shoes and monetary contributions to help local foster children walk with confidence. At the end of the nine-week drive, all proceeds will…

The Pep Rally Returns to the Citadel Mall September 23

The Pep Rally, hosted by The No Boys Allowed Movement, will be held Saturday, September 23 at the Citadel Mall from noon to 4 pm. This is the official kickoff for The NBA College Tour. The No Boys Allowed College Tour is an annual event for middle and high school girls to explore the campuses…

Tapping Into Your Roots: A Genealogy Event for All Ages

Curious About Your Family History? You could have an ancestor who helped secure independence for the United States of America! Regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, age or origin, if you have a desire to learn more about your ancestors, join the Berkeley County Library System and members from the local chapters of the Daughters, Sons, and Children of the…

9th Annual Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Expo

The 9th annual Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Marion Square Park. The expo coincides National Suicide Prevention week and month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally and affects people of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic background. Specifically, for males, it…

26th Annual Latin American Festival set for Oct. 15

Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park! This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe. All ages are invited to come groove to live Latin…

Charleston RumFest Announces Distillery & Restaurant Lineup for 2nd Annual Event

GoCo Events is known for producing very popular events in the Charleston market, like Bacon & Bourbon and the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival.  The upcoming Charleston RumFest is a merger of their favorite things: cocktails, zany fun, food and fundraising for local cancer survivors. The guests at Charleston RumFest,  at Memminger Auditorium on Saturday, October…

Festa Italiana

Italian Festival featuring great homemade Italian Food & Desserts, Live Music, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Kids Activities, Car Show, Spaghetti & Pizza Eating Contests. For more information, call 843-333-7523, email osialodge2662@gmail.com, or visit www.sonsofitalymb.com.

2017 Hope For Healing Walk

2017 Dream Center Clinic Hope for Healing Walk October 14th from 8am-11am the Dream Center Clinic will be hosting a 1.5 mile walk in North Charleston. At the finish line, friends family, patients and walk participants will be treated to an after party which will include music, food, free health fair, jump castles, games for…

Whiskey After Dark

The Local Palate, in partnership with Breakthru Beverage, welcomes the world’s top whiskey ambassadors to Charleston for the fourth annual Whiskey After Dark. Sample more than 100 whiskeys, including bourbons and scotches, as well as craft beer and wine at the historic Gadsden House on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Pitmaster Rodney Scott will be serving…

Taylor Music Group 2017-18 Season Gala

The Taylor Music Group will hold a gala concert and reception to celebrate the beginning of its 2017-2018 season: Classical and Folk in Harmony on Oct. 23, 7pm, at the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street. The event will feature performances from the classical and folk components of the Taylor Music Group, including choral selections…

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