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The Power of the Presidency: Will Ethnic Cleansing Be Next?

By Barbara Reynolds (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The ”sh*thole” debacle: It is one thing to rhetorically hate a race of people but it is quite another to have the power and the resources to destroy them. That is why Trump’s arguing that people from “sh*tholes,” like Haiti and Africa don’t belong here is so disturbing. In a…

2018 Marks the 50th Anniversary of a Momentous Year in Civil Rights

By Marc H. Morial “It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today. This is a staggering reality to the rest of the world; they must feel like passengers in a supersonic jetliner who are forced to watch helplessly while…

The Infrastructure Hoax

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling.  Nearly ten percent of our bridges are deficient or decrepit, a quarter of our schools are in fair or poor condition. More than half of all schools need major repairs before they can be classified as good, but 31 states spend less on school construction…

Young, Gifted, and Black: What No One Told Me About Being “First” To Go To College

By Brandon Terrell I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression in my neighborhood drove me to submit a college application that changed my life’s trajectory. I wasn’t going to college to become an adult; I faced mature challenges…

What Now After Tributes To King?

By Barney Blakeney   This week, Charleston and the nation wrapped up celebrations of the Martin L. King Jr. Holiday. What now, that the celebrations and programs are over? In Charleston, the Greater YWCA of Charleston marked its 46th annual tribute to King with 10 days of observances. The YWCA’s tribute has grown since it…

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“Me Too”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch It was interesting to watch the Golden Globe awards and women in solidarity calling “time out” against men who used their positions of power to sexually harass, molest or engage in unsolicited sexual acts against women and children. However, not enough attention was focused on the same harassment, molestation and atrocities committed…

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A Snowy Wonder

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    The seasons of the year are simply spectacular to experience and behold and I’m a self-committed lover of them all. They are wondrous signs of the Creator Alone’s majestic powers. No matter the season or type of weather, I’ve become a humble, appreciative admirer of Mother Nature. That’s the only way,…

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Two Things That May Not Be So Different

By Barney Blakeney   Work with me, ya’ll. I want to talk about two things – while the “#MeToo!” outcry is resonant, reality demands caution; and people in Charleston sure can’t drive. That also requires a lot of caution. I find it hard to write about the #MeToo phenomenon. Some things really are touchy, and when…

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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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An Open Letter to Mayor Tecklenburg, White Supremacists and Their Supporters

We, the Charleston Democratic Socialists of America, and organizers of the demonstration against white supremacy in Marion Square on August 16, 2017, do not support Mayor Tecklenburg’s plans to leave local Confederate monuments standing while the city finds ways to “tell the whole story” through new plaques and language. Can Charleston sufficiently contextualize these public…

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Bringing meaningful reform to the criminal justice system

When I’m out talking with voters throughout South Carolina House District 113, I explain the change that I want to bring and why I need their support. Of all the issues that I speak about, one issue stands out, never failing to elicit agreement from voters. That issue is corrections reform.I first became concerned about…

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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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Story of Gullah

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