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Making Racism Bad for Business

By Dr. E. Faye Williams (TriceEdneyWire.com) –  In 2015, CNN reported that 49 percent of Americans thought that racism was a big problem in the United States.  Not surprisingly, people of color and whites had significantly differing views regarding the subject.  66 percent of Blacks and 64 percent of Hispanics thought that racism was a…

After Charlottesville, push for real reforms

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson. Sr. Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, klansmen and other fervid racists gathered — some armed with assault rifles, wearing camouflage. They marched with lit torches, yelling Nazi slogans, looking for trouble. They provoked the violence, terrorized…

Justice Department’s Assault on Affirmative Action Signals Aggressive Roll Back on Civil Rights

By Brenda Shum (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Justice Department’s recent decision to assemble a team of attorneys to investigate and challenge race-based admissions signals another step forward in this Administration’s aggressive campaign to roll back civil rights protections for some of our most historically disadvantaged students, including transgender youth, women and girls, and students of color.…

Hypocrisy – Affirmative Action for Wealthy Immigrants, Not Students

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th President indicated his support for legislation that would drastically revive our nation’s immigration policy.  Instead of providing immigration opportunities to the families of people who are legal residents of our country, the…

WWE Presents NXT Live at the Charleston Area Convention Center Friday, October 20

Live at the Charleston Area Convention Center (next to the North Charleston Coliseum), NXT Live! See one of the hottest brands in sports entertainment as the WWE’s NXT returns to North Charleston for the first time this year on Friday, October 20. NXT LIVE will feature talent such as: NXT Champion Drew McIntyre Ember Moon Aleister Black…

Wine Down Wednesday is back Sept. 13 at Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley

Wine Down Wednesday returns to Old Towne Creek County Park this fall! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry to view this beautiful future park and enjoy wine, live music and a food truck. The first event of the four-part fall series is set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. At…

Lowcountry Orphan Relief Hosts Annual Gala Benefiting Abandoned And Abused Children

Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc. – a local non-profit organization that provides two weeks of clothing and school supplies to meet the needs of at-risk, abandoned, abused, and neglected children – will be hosting their 3rd Annual Fundraiser Gala at The Charleston Marriott in the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, September 16th from 7:00pm-11:00pm. In 2016, Lowcountry Orphan…

SEED Concert features list of local artists for waterfront celestial celebration

On August 21st, South Carolina will be in the path of an amazing natural show of the skies: the total eclipse will be visible throughout various areas of the state, but Mosquito Beach will be the place to be for both the natural and musical experience. Preserve The Gullah & CharlestonGOOD will celebrate this special…

The 4th Annual SC Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival Set For August 27

  Celebrate Jamaica as you wine and dine at the 4th Annual SC Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival from 12 noon to 7 pm on Sunday, Aug. 27 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  Meet Chef Ty from Jamaica and enjoy a sample of Jerk chicken paired with a wine sample in your commemorative wine glass.…

College of Charleston to Host NASA Eclipse Presentations

As part of NASA’s nationwide coverage of the historic solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is hosting a pair of free public presentations highlighting the awe-inspiring celestial event. NASA’s Hyperwall – capable of displaying multiple high-definition data visualizations simultaneously across an arrangement of screens – will greet…

Zucker Family School of Education takes on K-12 teacher shortage crisis

  The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel is inviting collaboration aimed at tackling South Carolina’s teacher shortage crisis at a public educational leadership and innovation forum this month. The Education Workforce: Crisis of Shortages, Promises of Excellence, will address the educator shortage issue apparent in the high numbers of unfilled teaching positions in…

City of Charleston Celebrates New School Year At First Day Festival

The city of Charleston will welcome thousands of students and their families to the 15th Annual First Day Festival at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. Each year, the festival serves as a celebration of the importance of education and…

Charleston Waterparks offering dog days in September; Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters end-of-season dog events

Dogs have it hard in the summer! They can’t spend the day at the beach, they don’t have access to pools and they have all of that fur! To help, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is dedicating three days this summer to our furry friends by opening up the waterparks after the…

Keith Sweat joins 2017 S.C. State Fair musical lineup

R&B singer Keith Sweat will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair Oct. 13. The quadruple platinum artist who produced five straight No. 1 albums, is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia. “We are excited about the added depth Keith Sweat brings to our…

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