SC State Board Names University’s 10th President

ORANGEBURG – The SC State University Board of Trustees has announced last week that Dr. George E. Cooper has unanimously been selected to be SC State’s 10th President. Dr. Cooper will begin his duties on July 1, 2008.

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Carolina Scholarships Inc. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Carolina Scholarships Inc, (CSI) will hold its 20th anniversary celebration Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 7p.m., at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center located on 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia South Carolina. Scholarship recipients for the 2008-2009 school year are: Mr. Mark Macon (presently attending Clemson University), Ms. Lakeshia Glasgow (recently graduated from Mid-Carolina High School, and will attend Francis Marion University in the fall), and Mr. Uriah Johnson (recently graduated from Mother Geneva Johnson Academy and will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall). Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship award.

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Conference officials gearing up for 2008 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

ORLANDO – With the beginning of football season less than three months away, officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) are apparently gearing up for the annual showdown on the gridiron between teams from their respective conference.

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Sports Notes – June 12, 2008

Lide out as commissioner of SIAC

According to sources within the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), the conference, which has local Benedict College as an affiliate, is now without a commissioner.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Obama and the Open and Unexpected Future

For one who has experienced both eras, the current movement for Barack Obama has achieved a living remembrance of Bobby Kennedy’s campaign in the week when RFK’s murder is painfully remembered.

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Making Sense and Making Cents

As a person of faith and an African American, I have a moral and ethical obligation to protect the Earth, to protect future generations, and to protect the integrity of God’s creation. I am called to work for justice for all of God’s people, in particular the most vulnerable among us, as they are the ones who are least able to cope with the impact of global warming. As an African American, it has become clear that global warming is impacting, and will continue to impact my community more than others, and so I realize that my family my congregation, and I are vulnerable.

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This Week in History

Obama will take on McCain

Sen. Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, becoming the first black candidate to lead a major party into a campaign for the White House.

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Journey to Africa

For 16 Richland One middle-school students, the summer holds a lot more than time off from school and hanging out with their friends.

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