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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…

NASA to Anchor Historic Solar Eclipse Broadcast From College of Charleston

NASA announced on Wednesday, June 21, that it will broadcast nationwide coverage of the historic solar eclipse later this summer live from the College of Charleston. The broadcast will be streamed on NASA TV, the NASA website and various public broadcasting stations across the United States beginning at 1 p.m on Aug. 21, 2017. The NASA…

Popular Social Justice Workshop to Return to Charleston

Strong demand for Racial Equity Institute training results in additional sessions In partnership with the YWCA of Greater Charleston, the Racial Equity Institute will conduct a social justice workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 at the College of Charleston’s North Charleston campus at 3800 Paramount Drive.…

Ill Vibe The Tribe presents Art Binge: A Quarterly Art Market

On Friday, June 30, 2017 at  The Royal American, local culture curators  Ill Vibe the Tribe will present the first installation of their quarterly art market titled, Art Binge. This Art Binge will feature 4 visual artists, Soulful Bliss, Zulu Bantu, Love Samurai, and Charleston’s own Concept Rxch. There will be live performances by Poppy…

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…

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