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America Being Forced to Face Conflict Between its Founding Principles and its Racist Reality

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Time catches up with kingdoms and crushes them, gets its teeth into doctrines and rends them; time reveals the foundations on which any kingdom rests, and eats at those foundations, and it destroys doctrines by proving them to be untrue.” – James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time…

We Americans Must Face Our Addiction to Guns

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Fifty-eight dead and counting; 500 sent to hospitals. The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place Sunday in Las Vegas, as a lone gunman firing from a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel savaged a crowd gathered to watch a country music show.…

Racist Extremism Remains a Crisis in the United States

By Marc H. Morial, President of the National Urban League Now, therefore, be it resolved that Congress rejects White nationalism, White supremacy, and neo-Nazism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States urges the President and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse…

We Must Take Every Opportunity to Fight Voter Suppression

By Derrick Johnson (Interim President and CEO, NAACP) We all know the power of the vote. One person, one vote serves as the basic ethos and measurement of any democratic nation. Without true voter protection, integrity and universal access, America’s light on the hill dims. Since Shelby V. Holder dismantled the Voting Rights Act, many…

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…

September 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks and Recreation

September Special Events Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series Saturday, Sep. 2, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mount Pleasant Pier Join us in a fun fishing tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier! Prizes are awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the tournament. Catches will also…

Charleston County Public Library September 2017 Program Lineup

  The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in September for children, teens and adults. Saul Alexander Gallery Call for Submissions Throughout September Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930 South Carolina artists and craftsmen are encouraged to submit portfolios to be considered for upcoming public exhibition at…

Local author and motivational speaker hosts monthly “Personal Development Experience” September 17

Charleston author Geri Mason will host her monthly “Personal Development Experience” at Events by Benita, 3620 Ashley Phosphate Rd. in North Charleston at 4pm September 17. Featured speaker will be Douglas Carr Cunningham, a renowned Charleston, South Carolina photographer, who has been doing photography for over 40 years. Geri Mason has been sharing her personal story…

Travis Manion Foundation to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run in Charleston

The Travis Manion Foundation will host the Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race at 9am, on September 9th at Charleston Fire and Police Department. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and…

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), the WWE presents NXT Live! See one of the hottest brands in sports entertainment as 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 (pictured…

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.…

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