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Climate Change is Creating Climate Refugees

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Have you ever heard of the Marshall Islands? They are 1156 islands that constitute a republic in the South Pacific. Major battles during World War II were contested on those islands and, following the war, nuclear tests were conducted on there, too, from which there was significant radioactive…

Trump’s Plans to Weaken Environmental Protections Would Harm Black Communities

By Keith Rushing   The Trump administration has made clear that it plans to limit environmental protections and reverse course on the stronger regulations achieved under President Barack Obama out of concern for the bottom lines of corporate America. Mainstream media has covered Trump’s decision to prioritize private profits over public health and the well-being…

Why I’m Proud of the B-CU Grads that Protested Betsy “DeVoid”

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I could not be more proud of the students at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) than if I had raised them myself. Responding to the university’s very late selection of Education Secretary Betsy for the spring commencement speaker, graduating seniors chose to turn their backs on a woman who described HBCUs…

Summertime, When the Livin’ is Hard for Hungry Children

By Marian Wright Edelman  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Oh your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush, little baby, don’t you cry. – Lyrics to Summertime, sung by Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald knew a lot about the haves and have nots. She grew…

Yappy Hour series kicks off April 27

Every dog’s favorite happy hour event is back! Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park dog park returns for the season on Thursday, April 27. On select Thursdays this spring and fall, dogs and the owners who love them are invited the dog park to relax with a cold drink during Yappy Hour. This…

Registration Open for 18th Annual Race for The ARK in Summerville

Photo: Tiffany Hicks Photography Registration is open for the 18th annual Thrivent Financial Race for The ARK on Aug. 26 in downtown Summerville. This 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run raises funds for The ARK to provide comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. The 5K run/walk begins at 7:45 a.m.…

Gay Bingo Returns to Charleston as Fundraiser for Lowcountry AIDS Services

Photo by Douglas Carr Cunningham Gay Bingo is back with a Broadway theme and even more entertainment and fun – all while raising money for Lowcountry AIDS Services and its work fighting the HIV epidemic the Charleston community. This marquee fundraiser, presented by Avita Pharmacy, is set for 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Memminger…

Charleston County Public Library June 2017 Program Lineup

The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in June for children, teens and adults. Book on Downtown Scavenger Hunt Throughout June All CCPL branches Participate in the Book on Downtown scavenger hunt throughout June to win prizes and learn about people who have made a difference in the world. Pick up a…

Chaquis Maliq’s Resilience Eludes Death Tour 2017

‘Resilience Eludes Death’ is the self-produced project Chaquis Maliq promised to work on while performing locally during Fall and Winter 2016. And now that the long awaited EP is complete, Resilience Eludes Death earned its position in the Charleston City Paper’s Favorite Records of the Year 2016 article, post an unexpected, unbiased album review by The Charleston Chronicle.…

The Charleston Friends of the Library Host That Summer Book Sale

  The Charleston Friends of the Library will hold its That Summer Book from June 23rd to the 25th, where wonderful bargains will be in store.  The sale takes place at the Charleston County Main Library branch (68 Calhoun St.), and boasts a vast collection of more than 20,000 books sorted by subject, and hundreds of…

BCD Council of Governments invites public to help update regional long-range transportation plan

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDOG) is currently developing the region’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – and the agency is seeking public input in doing so. The federally mandated LRTP is a multimodal plan that sets priorities for spending federal funds on transportation projects in the region over the next 25 years. This includes…

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