More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series returns with Nicole Neely and The Black Exchange


(Columbia, SC) – The Columbia Museum of Art presents More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series with Nicole Neely and The Black Exchange, the second concert in the second season of the popular music series, on Thursday, December 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with galleries and bar open at 6:00 p.m. The evening celebrates the impact

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First Black Naval Academy student honored with new monument in South Carolina


(Charleston, SC) — A new monument recognizing the first Black student to attend the U.S. Naval Academy was dedicated Monday in Charleston. James Henry Conyers, a Charleston native, was nominated for admission in 1872 by U.S. Rep. Robert B. Elliott of South Carolina. He was sworn in as a cadet-midshipman on Sept. 24, 1872, but

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The Benedict College football team wins its first SIAC championship

The Benedict College Tigers won their first SIAC football championship after taking down the Tuskegee Golden Tigers 58-21 on Saturday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. Benedict College did not lose a single game this year. The Tigers dominated the season defensively only giving up an average of 12 points over their 11 games. This included two shutouts

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The CMA Gala serves cocktails, creativity, and community on December 3

The Columbia Museum of Art is honoring creativity and community with a night of cocktails, conversation, dancing, and more at the CMA Gala, an annual black-tie affair to celebrate and support the arts, on Saturday, December 3, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The public is invited to come bust a move, serve a look, and

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The Black Food Truck Festival Fall 2022

The Black Food Truck Festival is back this fall celebrating Black businesses and culture with food, music and family friendly activities and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now for the two-day festival on Nov. 19-20 at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson. The springtime festival drew 15,000 people from all around the Carolinas. It generated

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Carolina Lights Returns Dec. 3 at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds

(Columbia, SC) – The South Carolina State Fair welcomes the holiday season with the return of Carolina Lights, its annual downtown drive-through holiday lights show, taking place Dec. 3-26 (closed Christmas Day) at the Lexington Medical Center Fair Park at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Now in its fourth year, the holiday drive-through lights experience will feature more than

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Scholarship honors first black men’s basketball coach at Newberry College

(Newberry, SC) – A new endowed scholarship will honor Newberry College’s first Black head men’s basketball coach and athletic director, William Grafton Young Jr. The scholarship’s benefactor wished to remain anonymous. Young served as head men’s basketball coach from 1992 – 2002, and as director of athletics from 1995 – 2000. His namesake scholarship will

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South Carolina leads the fight against cancer – but congressional battle is not over 

By Representative Patricia Moore Henegan In 2022, the American Cancer Society estimates that just over 33,000 of our family, friends and neighbors across the state will first learn they have cancer. More than 10,000 South Carolinians living with the illness will die. Depending on the year, cancer can be the leading cause of death in our state. When it does

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Statement from Rep. Jermaine Johnson on media coverage of recent political scandals in South Carolina


(Hopkins, SC) – State Representative Dr. Jermaine Johnson (D-Hopkins) issued a statement on Monday in response to media coverage of recent political scandals in South Carolina: “When Matt Leber, a candidate for State House, who is a white man, was recently outed as a far-right extremist with a history of racist and offensive statements, we

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Private Advanced Screening Fundraiser of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the South Carolina Community Black Caucus (SCCBC) will host a Libation Ceremony and private screening of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the AMC Harbison 14 located at 122 Afton Court, Columbia, South Carolina 29212.  This is a fundraising event and will

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