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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…

Speak Out To Protect Your Health

By Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levers of government, they are preparing legislation to strip 30 million Americans of the everyday security of health insurance. The impact of any…

Research Paper Reveals ‘Ignored Potential’ of Black Women in Engineering

With employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) expected to increase by 10 percent over the next three years, and thousands of unfilled positions reported in some STEM sectors, the dearth of African-American engineering graduates has been cause for alarm nationwide. Little known, however, is that gender is a major factor in the anemic…

Trump turns back on a future with Cuba

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. In his perverse fixation on overturning all things Barack Obama, President Donald Trump now turns his attention to Cuba, the island located 90 miles off our shore. Reports are that the president plans to travel to Florida to announce that he will reverse Obama’s opening to Cuba, reinstate restrictions…

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…

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