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Blackonomics: Statues, Monuments, and Memorials

By James Clingman (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Many people are highly insulted by confederate statues and monuments, and they want them taken down and/or destroyed.  Since the latest movement in New Orleans to eliminate these relics that commemorate folks who tried to secede from the Union, which resulted in a war that cost 700,000 lives, some Black…

The Comedy of Tragedy

By Juilanne Malveaux, economist, author, and Founder of Economic Education I don’t often write about comedians, but the recent passing of my friend Dick Gregory reminded me of the very important role that comedians play in our lives.  Not that Gregory was simply a comedian.  He was so much more than that – a civil rights…

Embrace Racial Healing to Change Hearts and Minds

By La June Montgomery Tabron, president & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Prior to the displays of hatred and the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, a young woman who seemingly embraced the virtues of healing, a transformation was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia. This college town, where roughly 80 percent of the residents are white,…

Making Racism Bad for Business

By Dr. E. Faye Williams (TriceEdneyWire.com) –  In 2015, CNN reported that 49 percent of Americans thought that racism was a big problem in the United States.  Not surprisingly, people of color and whites had significantly differing views regarding the subject.  66 percent of Blacks and 64 percent of Hispanics thought that racism was a…

Charleston Carifest Celebrates 12 Years of Caribbean American Heritage Month

Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival will celebrate 12 years of Caribbean American Heritage Month, June 22-25, 2017. The featured country for this year’s carnival is Haiti. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6pm the Symposium and Opening Reception will be held at the College of Charleston North Campus at 3800 Paramount Drive in North Charleston. The title…

Samaritan’s Feet and Elevation Church Team Up for the 2nd Annual Celebration of Love with Mother Emanuel Church

On Saturday, June 24th, Samaritan’s Feet and Elevation Church will team up for the 2nd annual Celebration of Love with Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Volunteers will spend time with each shoe recipient by washing his or her feet, placing a new pair of athletic shoes and socks on them, and encouraging them.…

Charleston Branch NAACP To Host Town Hall, General Meeting Thursday

The Charleston Branch NAACP’s monthly General Meeting will be held in in the Fellowship Hall of Morris Brown AME Church, 13 Morris Street on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will feature a “Town Hall” session on the status of the Charleston County School District and recent concerns related to the District,…

Magnolia Gardens’ History Fair returns with expanded program

Thirty historic organizations and groups that promote history in the Lowcountry will participate July 1 during the 5th Annual History Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The History Fair will showcase well-known organizations in education, religion, social services, the arts and tourism, including the Cannon Street YMCA, the oldest continuously operating Y in the United…

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…

Fourth Annual Ellington Elite Youth Football Camp to take place in Moncks Corner

On June 23, Andre Ellington, running back/wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals and his cousin, Bruce Ellington, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, will host the fourth annual Ellington Elite Youth Football Camp for 1,000 area children, ages 6-16 at Berkley High School. Andre and Bruce are both graduates of Berkley High School and…

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series hosts De Lions of Jah June 23

  The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series continues June 23! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will host Jacksonville-based De Lions of Jah in the series’ second performance, on Friday, June 23 at James Island County Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and music by De Lions of Jah begins at 8:30 p.m.…

McLeod Plantation Historic Site wraps up springtime art series June 18 with Poet Kendra Hamilton

Kendra Hamilton The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC)’s new four-part art series at McLeod Plantation Historic Site hosts its final event of the spring on June 18, featuring poet Kendra Hamilton. On Sunday, June 18, the public is invited to join Kendra Hamilton for a poetry reading and book signing, free with admission…

The Charleston Forum Hosting Evening Discussion on Race

On Friday evening, June 16, 2017, The Charleston Forum will host a public discussion on numerous important issues facing our city and state.  The evening will address racial issues in the context of four subject areas: economics and education, policing and criminal justice, the future of the past, and the Charleston experience. Although conversations on these…

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