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Trump Doubles Down on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem by Threatening U.S. Allies

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Columnist I wasn’t really surprised by Trump’s willingness to threaten the world for daring to stand up to his aggressive move of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; hearing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggest that the U.S. was taking names, made this…

Kwanzaa – An Antidote to Insanity

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The sickening sight of smug sycophantic Republicans celebrating the passage of their tax bill on the White House lawn was the Scrooge-like move to drop a lump of coal into the stockings of the 13 million Americans likely to lose health insurance coverage thanks to the move. Of course, corporations…

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

By Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a union of 1.6 million public service workers Today’s economy is rigged against working families and in favor of the wealthy and the powerful. That’s not by accident. CEOs and the politicians who do their bidding have written the rules that…

Slipping into Darkness

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, President of the National Congress of Black Women (TriceEdneyWire.com) — “To attract people, to win over people to that which I have realized as being true, that is called propaganda…Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners.  It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically…

Everyone’s “Hue-man”

By Hakim Abdul-Ali It would be rather cliché for me to say that racial antagonism is very much alive and serving out a rekindled life sentence in the hearts, minds and souls of more than a few callous folk in America, even though everyone knows it’s still silently extant. As you read on, I trust…

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I Hope Avery’s Race Study Triggers Some Change

By Barney Blakeney    Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing about the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture’s report on racial disparities in Charleston County. Its commissioner and author said the report is important because it documents what most of us already know – that racial disparities in our community…

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Beginning Today With Afro Reflections

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   Each day that I’m blessed to be present in this phase of living in the here and now is a spiritual delight in more ways than I can count or relate to you. This experience is a stimulating virtuous atmosphere for me, especially when I think of being a Black man…

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Christmas: A Time of Reflection

By Beverly Gads0n-Birch  “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.”  Everywhere I go, I see Christmas.  This time of year is very nostalgic.  It’s a time of giving and a time of reflection.  It’s a time to think more of others than of self. It’s a very special time of the year.  In the…

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What kind of fools…?

By Gwen Bobo It seems to me that the more dastardly things politicians do . . . the less we seem to hold them accountable.   They are costing the taxpayers billions of dollars by their “private agenda” decisions with no regard as to how their blatant disregard of reasoning impacts all of us. After…

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The South Carolina State Legislature Must Stop Smacking the Tar Baby

By Dr. William Small, Jr., former Board Chairman at SCSU and retired educator   Recently I was contacted by Charleston Chronicle staff reporter Barney Blakeney to comment on an article he prepared. The timely, thoughtful and well-written piece entitled “South Carolina State University Needs A Few Good Recruits,” raised the issue of why individuals are…

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Garrett Academy of Technology and the Center for Advanced Studies: Moving Forward

By Jesse Williams, Co-chair, Quality Education Project (QEP) Political Action Committee; Co-Chair, the North Charleston Civil Coalition for Reform The Charleston County School District (CCSD), with the school board’s approval, plans to build a new Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in North Charleston. This proposal for the new CAS will add several trades to the…

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Moving Beyond the Buddy System

By John Singletary, 2019 City of North Charleston mayoral candidate The recent article titled THE BUDDY SYSTEM in the Aug 27, 2017 edition of The Post and Courier outlines Keith Summey’s “ good old boy,” self-serving, greedy, egotistical twenty year reign as mayor for the City of North Charleston. Surprisingly, I learned of the article…

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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…

Earn an Online MBA from UNC

This information session will explain how you can earn your MBA from UNC online (MBA@UNC), so classes fit with your busy schedule. This is one of the top 5 graduate business programs in the country, so if you’re interested, stop by! Alumni and current students will attend to answer questions and explain their own experiences…

Charleston Area Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide

Join us for the Charleston Area Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide Sunday October 15th at Hampton Park.  Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. This vital community event hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness and provides education about the impact of suicide in our community.   We are working together to…

Kevin Hart brings his comedy tour to the North Charleston PAC September 24

Live Nation welcomes ‘Ride Along’ and ‘Think Like A Man’ star Kevin Hart to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on September 24 at 7:00 PM. The stand-up favorite is currently on ‘The Irresponsible Tour’ and released his book, ‘I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons’ this summer. Tickets start at $75 & $45 and…

Red Ribbon 5K Run & AIDS Walk Draws Attention to HIV/AIDS in Charleston

Lowcountry AIDS Services (LAS) and the Roper St. Francis Ryan White Wellness Center (RWWC) are inviting the community to run, walk and jog for HIV and AIDS awareness. Again for 2017, the two organizations have partnered to host the ninth Red Ribbon 5K & AIDS Walk on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Wannamaker County Park in…

Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K set for Oct. 14 on Johns Island

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites trail runners to mark their calendars and start training! On Saturday, Oct. 14 the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K returns to scenic Johns Island County Park. Runners will have a chance to embrace the breathtaking fall foliage, moss-draped oaks and native wildlife as they make their…

Adaptive Recreation on Folly Beach: Charleston County Parks’ Wheel to Surf event returns in September

Fun, physical activities and sports should be a part of life for everyone, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) wants to provide all residents of the community with the opportunity to enjoy them. In an effort to offer surfing to individuals with physical disabilities, CCPRC will partner with Adaptive Expeditions to host…

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