In many respects, HBCUs are our version of Wakanda – they are places where creativity is celebrated and technology is developed by people of color. They are places of great pride, where Black people are not excluded or ostracized but embraced and celebrated. Indeed, HBCUs have always been our Wakanda. However, lack of support for these institutions by both government and even our graduates and other people of color have threatened their very existence.
Ms. Smalls noted that, “This is a unique opportunity to give back to my home state. Now, more than ever, the history and culture embodied by the site of Gadsden’s Wharf, where the IAAM will be built, needs to be illuminated. We will elevate the African American narrative and recognize the hundreds of thousands who disembarked on this sacred ground.”
(West Columbia, SC) – Ms. Breon Walker has been appointed to the Richland-Lexington Airport Commission and will represent the City of Columbia on the Commission. Ms. Walker is a litigation attorney and partner with Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina office. Her practice includes defense of personal injury claims, products […]
(Columbia, SC) – The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, a non-profit organization created to establish better race relations in the city of Columbia in 1964, is happy to announce Columbia businessman James M. McQuilla as the new Executive Director. McQuilla will fill the vacancy of former Executive Director Henri Baskins and Interim Executive Director Elliott […]
A’ja Wilson stands alone atop the South Carolina record book.
The senior star broke the program’s 36-year-old record for most career points held by Gamecocks legend Sheila Foster on Saturday at the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. With a basket in the first quarter against Georgia, Wilson now has 2,268 points over her illustrious four-season career at USC.
Foster and Wilson are also the only two players in South Carolina history to have 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in their careers.
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GREENVILLE, S.C.—The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities has announced a new program that will bring world-renowned artists to Greenville for free public events and educational opportunities. This spring, the Governor’s School’s 2018 Presidential Guest Artist Series includes a reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize recipient Rita Dove and […]
Columbia, SC, Feb 20th, 2018: On Thursday, February 8th, during the morning legislative session, House Representatives Kirkman Finlay and Beth Bernstein presented jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp with the framed resolution naming him jazz ambassador of Columbia and the State of South Carolina. This is the same resolution which was presented to the late, great saxophonist, Skipp Pearson. House resolution […]
(Charleston, SC): Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Noble today issued a statement on the new Republican lawsuit to abolish the ACA: “Our state’s Republican leaders yesterday stepped up their war on average working people by suing the Federal government to abolish the Affordable Care Act, thereby stripping away health coverage of nearly 225,000 South Carolinians.” “They are, […]
Annually, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission commemorates End Racism Day on March 21st. We hope that, through this one-day observance, residents of this State will take time to learn about South Carolina’s diverse citizenry and celebrate the differences in others – such as race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and religion. The South Carolina […]