This Week in History

Here’s to Your Health, SC

In a disturbing development, the 2008 America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities revealed that the health of Americans has failed to improve for the fourth consecutive year. Key factors contributing to these results included unprecedented levels of obesity, an increasing number of uninsured people, and the persistence of risky health behaviors, particularly tobacco use.

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King Day at the Dome 2009

Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy will be the focus of the NAACP’s annual King Day rally at the S.C. State House on Jan. 19.

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Hammock Recognized as 2008 NASW Social Work Pioneer

Columbia, SC – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to name Majorie Brittain Hammock, LISW-CP, MSW the 2008 NASW Social Work Pioneer. Mrs. Hammock has been a practicing social worker for 49 years. Currently, Ms. Hammock is an Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator in the Social Work Department at Benedict College.

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Can Common Ground Prevail?

When it comes to the abortion conflict in the U.S. a fascinating new consensus is emerging: the need for common ground. Americans, it seems, are weary of the acrimonious and seemingly endless fight. People want pro-choice and pro-life advocates to work together to reduce the need for abortion.

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Bulldogs Ford, Darby, and Harrison chosen as BoxToRow All-Americans

ORANGEBURG-For some members of the 2008 South Carolina State (SCSU) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship football team, the honors keep coming.

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After lopsided loss to No.1 Huskies struggle continues for Gamecocks

COLUMBIA-For the South Carolina women’s basketball team, the struggle toward competing better against the elite squads of America continues.

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Quilts for Obama

Wendell George Brown, Assistant Professor of Art at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina is one of the Master Quilters whose work is included in this special celebratory exhibit at The Historical Society of Washington, DC. The Historical Society and the Women of Color Quilters Network have partnered with The Group for Cultural Documentation (TGCD) to present Quilts for Obama: An Exhibit Celebrating the Inauguration of our 44th President, opening Sunday, January 11 and continuing through January 31, 2009.

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