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Look Back and See the Future (Part One)

By James Clingman I often use the phrase, “Our history is our future,” to express the fact that everything we need to do today, vis-à-vis economic empowerment, has been done before by African Americans in this country.  Just look back at what Black people built in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, Durham, North Carolina and Tulsa, Oklahoma’s…

Honoring Martin King, John Lewis and 1965

The 2017 King Holiday marks the 31st year of the event. When it was first celebrated on January 20, 1986, I was directing the Non-Violent Social Change Program for Mrs. King at the “King Center for Non-Violent Social Change” in Atlanta. I had attended meetings in the mid-1980s that Mrs. King held at the Center with…

How Did We Come to This?

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For several months, we’ve been bombarded with so much hatred that we thought was in our past. How did we come to this? We’ve heard declarations of making America great AGAIN as though it’s always been great for all of us and not just the few. When I hear that declaration, I want…

Remembering Coretta Scott King Among Those Who Moved Us Forward

Dr. Barbara Reynolds (TriceEdneywire.com) – Coretta Scott King died on January 30, 2006. Yet her legacy is very much alive as a coalition builder, a strategist and a moral voice that confronted detractors but insisted upon non-violent approaches, such as dialogue, protests and economic boycotts with the end goal of peaceful reconciliation. In their own…

The Charleston Rhizome Collective to host multi-media installation at City Gallery July 22-August 27

  The Charleston Rhizome Collective and The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs present conNECKted: Imaginings for Truth and Reconciliation, a multi-media installation, at City Gallery July 22 through August 27, 2017. The exhibition will open with a reception Friday, July 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. All events are free and open to…

Special Needs Swim Nights continue July 15 and 29

  The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is welcoming people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends to a unique night at the waterpark! On Saturday, July 15, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston will open its gates in the evening for these guests to enjoy. Splash Zone will host its Special Needs…

The Charleston Friends of the Library Host John’s Island Book Sale

  Are you ready to find some great books at a great price?  The John’s Island Book Sale, offered by the Charleston Friends of the Library is just around the corner.  On July 28th and 29th, more than 10,000 books, DVDs, and CDs will be available at the John’s Island Regional Library (3531 Maybank Highway), for…

Ill Vibe The Tribe presents Elevators Volume 3

On Friday, July 14, 2017 at Purple Buffalo, local culture curators Ill Vibe the Tribe are presenting the third installation of their ever popular Hip Hop Showcase, Elevators. Elevators Volume 3 features the talents of JDanzo, of 803 The Clique, Charleston’s own Sunny Malin and two very special guests Mostafa and Landon Wordswell. Dj SCrib and IllVibe’s…

July 2017 events and programs at Charleston County Parks & Recreation

July Special Events   Uncle Sam Jam Tuesday, July 4, 7 – 11 p.m. Mount Pleasant Pier Get your tickets early! Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Mount Pleasant Pier! Dance to Carolina beach and party music performed by Recollections, at an excellent venue for viewing fireworks displays throughout the Lowcountry. Beverages will be…

Charleston County Public Library July 2017 Program Lineup

The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in July for children, teens and adults.  Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit Throughout July Main Library – downtown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930 Seven Plus One by Beth Melton-Seabrook The works in this exhibit are the result of Beth’s connection to her kindred spirit, the octopus,…

Charleston County Public Library offers free solar eclipse programs and safety glasses

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will provide numerous opportunities in August for residents of all ages to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and pick up a pair of free safety glasses.   A total eclipse of the sun will be visible Aug. 21 in the continental United States for the first time in almost…

The Bend Announces Lineup for 2nd Installment of Marsh Jam, July 6

The Bend, a 17-acre property on the banks of the Ashley River, is proud to announce the July lineup for Marsh Jam, a series of outdoor performances occurring on the first Thursday of every month. The event will take place on Thursday, July 6 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and is open to the public…

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series hosts Jah Works July 21 at James Island County Park

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series continues on July 21 at James Island County Parks with Jah Works. Gates open at 7:30 p.m and the music will begin at 8:30 p.m. All gates will close to incoming traffic at 10:30 and the concert will end at 11 p.m.…

Charleston County Parks hosting Solar Eclipse programming in August

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will offer a variety of programs in August to view and learn about the total solar eclipse expected to be visible in Charleston on the afternoon of Aug. 21. CCPRC will host a pre-eclipse program as well as two programs on Aug. 21 at select county park…

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