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How Did We Come to This?

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For several months, we’ve been bombarded with so much hatred that we thought was in our past. How did we come to this? We’ve heard declarations of making America great AGAIN as though it’s always been great for all of us and not just the few. When I hear that declaration, I want…

Remembering Coretta Scott King Among Those Who Moved Us Forward

Dr. Barbara Reynolds (TriceEdneywire.com) – Coretta Scott King died on January 30, 2006. Yet her legacy is very much alive as a coalition builder, a strategist and a moral voice that confronted detractors but insisted upon non-violent approaches, such as dialogue, protests and economic boycotts with the end goal of peaceful reconciliation. In their own…

It’s Time For The Democratic Party To Wake Up

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the President of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how…

The Value of White Privilege and the American Dream

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers at Demos and the Institute for Assets & Social Policy at Brandeis University,…

Comedian Trevor Noah Takes Over North Charleston PAC September 22

Reserved seat tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10AM Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined “The Daily…

Live from the Underground to Return on July 22

Live from the Underground: The Cookout returns to Purple Buffalo on July 22, 2017. In partnership with Dope & Rare and Blu Gorilla Tattoo, Tee N Mac will create a music-fest vibe with two stages, performances and a vendor market. What started off as a concert will now be the ultimate summer experience with food…

The Charleston Rhizome Collective to host multi-media installation at City Gallery July 22-August 27

  The Charleston Rhizome Collective and The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs present conNECKted: Imaginings for Truth and Reconciliation, a multi-media installation, at City Gallery July 22 through August 27, 2017. The exhibition will open with a reception Friday, July 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. All events are free and open to…

Special Needs Swim Nights continue July 15 and 29

  The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is welcoming people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark! On Saturday, July 15, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will open its gates in the evening for these guests to enjoy. Splash Zone will host its Special Needs…

The Charleston Friends of the Library Host John’s Island Book Sale

  Are you ready to find some great books at a great price?  The John’s Island Book Sale, offered by the Charleston Friends of the Library is just around the corner.  On July 28th and 29th, more than 10,000 books, DVDs, and CDs will be available at the John’s Island Regional Library (3531 Maybank Highway), for…

Ill Vibe The Tribe presents Elevators Volume 3

On Friday, July 14, 2017 at Purple Buffalo, local culture curators Ill Vibe the Tribe are presenting the third installation of their ever popular Hip Hop Showcase, Elevators. Elevators Volume 3 features the talents of JDanzo, of 803 The Clique, Charleston’s own Sunny Malin and two very special guests Mostafa and Landon Wordswell. Dj SCrib and IllVibe’s…

July 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation

July Special Events   Uncle Sam Jam Tuesday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m. Mount Pleasant Pier Get your tickets early! Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Mount Pleasant Pier! Dance to Carolina beach and party music performed by Recollections, at an excellent venue for viewing fireworks displays throughout the Lowcountry. Beverages will be…

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Discussion With The Chronicle

“The Chronicle” is a revered institution in the Charleston Black community, with loyal readers and subscribers of all ethnicities. As the Palmetto state’s recognized leader in African-American news coverage for more than forty-four years, “The Chronicle” has successfully reported on, gathered, recorded, told and printed about the penetrating known and invisible stories of the Black experience, both locally and nationally, with unquestioned verve and tenacity.

Chronicle staffers Barney Blakeney, Hakim Abdul-Ali and Damion Smalls sat on the panel