This Week In History

Benedict and S.C. State Hold Fourth Annual Blood Battle

COLUMBIA – Benedict College and South Carolina State University are partnering with the American Red Cross to host the fourth-annual "Benedict College vs. S.C. State University Blood Battle: You can make a difference," Thursday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both campuses.

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Panthers make it look easy in preseason rout of Redskins

CHARLOTTE – During an exhibition of football which showcased them in mid-season form, the Carolina Panthers made it look easy opposite the Washington Redskins Saturday night (Aug. 23), at Bank of America Stadium.

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Columbia native Reeves among SCSU Hall inductee

COLUMBIA – When the Class of 2008 is inducted into the South Carolina State Athletic Hall of Fame, on Friday night, Sept. 5, at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center, Columbia native Robert Reeves is expected to be among the 10 new members.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon


Merriam Webster defines shame as "a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt; something to be regretted; something that brings censure or reproach."

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Buffoonery: Get Some At A Theater Near You


Beyonce’s whiter-er I mean, lighter. The Queen’s gone platinum. And as if that wasn’t enough, Hollywood has finally found a way to get around hiring Black actors to portray Black people while at the same time further destroying the global image of the Black male-and make a couple million dollars in the process. Buffoonery, yes, it’s headed to a theater near you.

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The Economics of War: From King to Obama”

Over forty years ago, on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered an historic, antiwar address at New York City’s Riverside Church. King declared that the social programs of President Lyndon Johnson’s administration, widely termed "The Great Society," had been "shot down over the battlefields of Vietnam." King announced that "it would be very inconsistent for me to teach and preach nonviolence in this situation and applaud violence when thousands and thousands of people, both adults and children, are being maimed and many killed in this war." Eleven days later, in New York City’s Central Park, King led a rally of 125,000 in protest against the Vietnam War.

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