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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…

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.…

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…

Charlie Wilson with special guests Anthony Hamilton & La’Porsha Renae October 27 at the North Charleston Coliseum

Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, brings his critically-acclaimed show to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC on Friday, October 27, 2017.  In It To Win It is the title of Wilson’s latest album, released February 17, 2017, with an A team of musical guest features including Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke,…

August 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation

    August Special Events   Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: Mystic Vibrations Friday, Aug. 4. Gates open at 7:30; music starts at 8:30 p.m. James Island County Park The final event in the annual concert series will feature Mystic Vibrations. Bring your chair or blanket and rock the night away to traditional old school…

Charleston County Public Library August 2017 Program Lineup

The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in August for children, teens and adults. Classic Arcade Throughout August Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930 Play more than 280 arcade classics including “Double Dragon” (1987), “Golden Axe” (1989) and “Final Fight” (1989). View printed circuit boards and software on…

TheWettExperience’s 5th Annual Back 2 School Giveaway

It’s that time of year again and class is almost in session! The National Retail Federation estimated families will spend $674 on back to school supplies and clothing. TheWettExperience is making it their mission to provide school supplies to students for a successful school year. The back to school drive will be hosted by TheWettExperience,…

McLeod Plantation Historic Site hosts Pop-up Photography Exhibit August 20: Pete Marovich’s Shadows of the Gullah Geechee

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to host a one-day pop-up photography exhibit at McLeod Plantation Historic Site. On Sunday, Aug. 20, award winning photographer Pete Marovich will show selections from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee at the historic site on James Island. Marovich’s photographs explore the lives…

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