Charleston, SC – Sunday, August 16, son of South Carolina Civil Rights leader the late James A. Moore, JA Moore will speak to a sold out audience at the Charleston City Music Hall at 6:00pm. JA Moore, brother of Myra Thompson, will be speaking about healing. “I don’t think a speech or vigil will change […]
“If the door is opened for a constitutional convention, last amended in 1895 to systematically disenfranchise African-Americans, I plan to introduce the subject of reparations for the descendants of slaves who built this state providing free labor,” Kimpson tweeted.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus-building in a nation divided by the issue. Two state senators — […]
By: Guest Blogger – AJ Clyburn Recently an event was created on Facebook called “Forum on the Future of the Democratic Party.” The forum is being hosted by the former President of the Spartanburg NAACP and democratic candidate for House District 31 Monier Abusaft. Abusaft, a Spartanburg attorney, is among four candidates that are all […]
Governor Nikki Haley recently reaffirmed her support for Donald Trump, vowing to vote for the GOP nominee despite his attacks on her earlier this year. “That doesn’t mean it’s an easy vote,” Haley, a Republican, said at a news conference on Wednesday. “But it does mean that I’m watching out for the people of South […]
WikiLeaks hacked e-mail shows the Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin was among several other high profile African-American politicians leaders who were on Hillary Clinton’s short list for vice president. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and former Attorney General Eric Holder were some of the other prominent African-Americans whose names appeared on the list.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 on Wednesday, moving the 52-foot Charleston Harbor deepening project closer to the authorization needed to begin construction. A conference committee will now work through the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill during the congressional recess, according to a news release from the S.C. State Ports Authority. The project will deepen the Charleston Harbor to 54 feet at the entrance channel and 52 feet in the harbor. The infrastructure project will yield the deepest harbor on the East Coast
(Columbia, SC) – The Columbia World Affairs Council is pleased to announce that South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley will receive the 2016 Global Vision Award. She will be honored at a black-tie gala at the Columbia Marriott on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This is the 23rd year the Columbia World Affairs Council has presented […]
There’s been a legal battle playing out in the courtroom and in the media between Richland County Council and the South Carolina Department of Revenue regarding the county’s use of funds derived from the Transportation Penny Tax Program. Rick Reames, Director of DOR raised concerns of public corruption and fraud and threatened to withhold funds […]
Catherine Fleming Bruce of Columbia, SC will head to Philadelphia to serve as writer for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Host Committee’s official blog when the Opening gavel falls each evening from Monday, June 25 to Thursday, June 28th. Bruce joins the social media team that is a new volunteer category for the Host Committee. […]
COLUMBIA — S.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Donald Beatty will serve as the court’s next chief justice, becoming the second black man to hold the post. Beatty, who was unanimously elected by the Legislature today, said his election speaks volumes about South Carolina. “We are now moving in a progressive manner,” he said. “We’re moving […]