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How Racism Impacts People, Families and Communities of Color

By Rosa Riley (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity. Inequity that can be traced directly to racism, a side effect and the enduring legacy, of slavery. The legacy of slavery has insinuated itself into the very fabric of our society via the criminal justice…

Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million consumers credit at risk

By Charlene Crowell, communications deputy director with the Center for Responsible Lending Record-breaking back-to-back hurricanes in Houston and Florida brought unprecedented winds and rains affecting millions of Americans. Yet another storm just as brutal but financial in nature is also raging and affects at least 143 million Americans, as well as consumers in Canada and…

Black Ink: The Impact of Storytelling

By Chase Quinn I remember venturing out last fall shortly after moving to Charleston from New York City to attend Black Ink, Charleston’s First African American Book Festival. I’d seen the event advertised in the local paper and was both surprised to learn it was the first one of its kind and committed to getting…

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Hurricane

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. & Candice S. Cason, NNPA Newswire Columnists It has been nothing short of horrifying to watch the pictures of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas and Louisiana. We can only imagine what it has been like for those, who have been the direct victims of this storm. There is much that can…

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…

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