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Black Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians Must Respect The Black Press

By Rosetta Miller-Perry, The Tennessee Tribune/NNPA Member Throughout history, the Black Press has been the best friend that Black celebrities, athletes and politicians have ever had. The Black Press often covers Black public figures from the very start of their careers, before they’re “discovered” by the mainstream media, all the way through to their ascension…

Texans Owner Bob McNair “Inmates” Comment Sparks Outrage

By Jeffrey Boney, Houston Forward Times Associate Editor and NNPA Member Black players in the National Football League have been described as ungrateful, thugs, sons of b***hes and inmates by talking heads on sports radio, the commander-in-chief and most recently at least one NFL owner. Some current and former NFL players, including the exiled Colin Kaepernick, have decided to…

#45 Hates Women

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (TriceEdneyWire.com) – #45 hates women!  It probably was not necessary for me to say that, but if you didn’t already know it, we now know that #45 hates women—and he’s off the chart in his hatred of women of color.  Never…

Making the Case for More Men of Color in Early Education

By Royston Maxwell Lyttle As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive once they leave our classrooms. Over my more than 15 years in education, I have learned that to…

Winter’s Songfest

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   It’s now December, and it’s becoming like the dawning of a new “Winter’s Songfest” to me. I’m a nature lover at heart, so I trust that you’ll flow with me in this week’s article because it’s about being at peace as nature planned it. Yes, it’s the scenic time of the…

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Two Sets of Rules: Powerful & Powerless

By Beverly Gadson-Birch  Since the beginning of time, people of color inhabited the Earth. Everyone is different! Even identical twins are different.  Think about it! There lies a lot of conflict.  With different personalities and backgrounds, folks are bound to disagree.  However, our differences should not be grounds for cultural or racial disrespect.  Neither should…

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Slager’s Debt To Society – Paid In Full, Or Pay It Forward

By Barney Blakeney   Michael Slager is back again. Slager is the former North Charleston police officer videotaped in 2015 shooting an unarmed Walter Scott in the back five times as Scott ran away. Slager this week is being sentenced in federal court for violating Scott’s civil rights. The incident occurred more than two years…

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So Much Trouble in the World

By Hakim Abdlu-Ali   The late and truly great reggae superstars Bob Marley and The Wailers once sang and recorded the intuitive song “So Much Trouble in The World” in 1979. Mr. Marley, who died in 1981, and his group from back then couldn’t have left or made a better intro to what’s happening in…

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Are We Kidding Ourselves?

By Dr. William Small, Jr.     Black History Month is or should be a season for the recognition and celebration of the gains and accomplishments of African descendant peoples throughout the Diaspora. The times dictate that we cannot continue to be primarily concerned with the culture and contribution of Black people in America. In…

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Black Dollar$ Matter

By James Johnson    Surely we’ve all heard it said before that “It takes money to make money.” While we may all have different opinions regarding this statement, it does hold some degree of truth. In order to attain thorough understanding of this, we must foremost acknowledge the essentiality of money. Regardless of who you…

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History Has its Eyes on Us: What Will We be Judged On?

By Thetyka Robinson, contributing writer Eugene Woods, President and CEO of Carolina’s HealthCare System, opened up his keynote address at the YWCA’s 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business and Professional Breakfast with a warm smile and charismatic energy. He shared what he had learned through his friend, who was smitten for Charleston and…

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Order in the Court

By James Johnson    Foremost, I must express my deepest condolences to the entire Scott family as they continue to grieve the loss of their beloved Walter Scott and seek justice on his behalf. It is with the utmost respect to you all that I pen these words. My sole intention is to generate much…

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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…

Fishing Tournaments at Mount Pleasant Pier June 17, Folly Pier June 24

This summer, catch fish, fun and prizes at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers’ tournament series!  The Mount Pleasant Pier continues the Cast Off Fishing Tournament series on June 17, and the Folly Beach Pier will host its first tournament of the season on June 24. The Mount Pleasant Pier hosts its second tournament…

Palmetto Moon in Mount Pleasant to Host Deshaun Watson Fan Event

Join Clemson Tigers’ two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and 12th overall NFL Draft pick, Deshaun Watson, at Palmetto Moon’s Mount Pleasant Towne Centre location for an autograph signing event as Watson will be signing autographs for fans and taking photos. To have merchandise autographed or have your photo taken with Watson, you must purchase an autograph or…

Native of Charleston, World Renowned Artist Leroy Campbell Returns

“Bible Study” Come Witness the Magnificent Power of God as World Renowned Artist and Native Charlestonian Leroy “Chick” Campbell Debut’s His God Given Talent and Artistry depicted in his Original Piece Honoring the Emanuel Nine Entitled – “Bible Study”. Leroy returns to Charleston to give back to his community. The Artist Leroy Campbell will present…

Roddy White gives back with Annual Summer Camp for youth

Retired Atlanta Falcons player Roddy White and the Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation will host their Annual Summer Camp for youth June 20-22. The camp will be held at James Island Charter High School (JICHS), 1000 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston. A JICHS alumnus, White remains committed to the area where he grew up. “I…

North Charleston Recreation Department Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off June 6

North Charleston Recreation Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided,…

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