State NAACP hosts 2009 King Day at the Dome

Please join the South Carolina NAACP and other progressive organizations on Monday, January 19 for the King Day at the Dome March and Rally to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and one hundred years of civil rights advocacy by the NAACP.

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Panthers quick positive start fizzles out in blowout loss to Arizona Cardinals

CHARLOTTE-For a team that appeared to have it altogether in its first playoffs appearance since 2003, Carolina managed to show that only briefly in its recent blowout loss opposite underdog Arizona, during a National Football Conference (NFC) Divisional (postseason) matchup.

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Chronicling the Spurrier years at USC-East… Real progress or not?

COLUMBIA-If stable progress was thought to be a given for a South Carolina football program that was said to be a can’t miss with Steve Spurrier heading it, that wishful way of thinking apparently hasn’t fully manifested itself, after season four of the Spurrier era.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

It’s Been A Long, A Long Time Coming

As Barack Obama prepares to become the 44th President of the United States, we, as citizens of this country look at the dream that Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement envisioned. Has the dream become reality?

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The Poor Are Enslaved In American Prisons

America turns its head to those who are incarcerated, especially those considered as brutal and thoughtless. The average American believes that the justice system is perfect and would never incarcerate those who are innocent. This line of logic is grossly inconsistent with reality, as thousands of formerly incarcerated inmates have been freed by DNA-evidence only. Our justice system is failing day by day, minute by minute. One wrongful conviction is one-too-many, and numbers are escalating well into the tens of thousands. Adequate legal representation is available to those who are able to pay; those who cannot, however, suffer. Consequently, inadequate legal representation mostly leads to an inevitable unjust verdict.

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This Week in History

Investing in Youth: Carolina Boys Home Needs Financial Support and Volunteers

There’s a house at 1303 Sycamore Street off North Main St. in Columbia that is comparable with other houses in the community. In fact, there seems to be nothing extraordinary about the residence. It’s attractive and has a beautiful landscaped yard like other houses in the Columbia College area.

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National Action Network to open Upstate chapter

The National Action Network is coming to the Upstate, according to officials from the organization founded by civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton.

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Careful Tigers beat back game effort of ECU Pirates

CLEMSON – Four days after spanking arch-rival South Carolina 98-87 on the road, in Columbia, Clemson returned home to do battle against a very game East Carolina (ECU) team.

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