This Week in History

The Highway will lead to the Courthouse

After a battle that lasted for hours, members of the Legislative Black Caucus and some other House Democrats filed out of the House chamber in protest against a bill that would require all voters to show a state-issued photo ID to be allowed to vote. Republicans struck down 23 amendments Democrats offered, including ones to allow recent utility bills and work ID cards as identification, and another to exempt the elderly and disabled from the ID requirement.

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Surging Bulldogs making strong bid in final week of MEAC regular season

ORANGEBURG – In the final week of regular season play, in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) competition, South Carolina State is making a strong bid to finish second in league standings behind Morgan State, which has all but locked up first place.

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Commodores humble Gamecocks on heels of bigger-than-life performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just three days after turning in a bigger-than-life performance, during an 18-point (77-59) dismantling of the Kentucky Wildcats at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia (S.C.), South Carolina was humbled here Saturday night (Feb. 28) by a Vanderbilt team which obviously approached their Southeastern Conference (SEC) foes as nothing more than mere mortals.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Time to fix the safety net

We need to repair our nation’s safety net.

Back in 1996, President Clinton and Congress ended "welfare as we know it" and substituted it with TANF, Temporary Aid for Needy Families.

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Scarred Injustice in Orangeburg, South Carolina

As a result of a recent visit to Orangeburg, South Carolina, and in a revisit to what was referred to as "The Orange burg Massacre" when three students were killed and twenty seven students wounded, through a confrontation with police forces on February 8th, l968, the words "Scarred Injustice" were used to describe the tragedy of those days. Scarred injustice may well be an appropriate epitaph… but in a "Letter of Reconciliation" of February 7, l999, The Orangeburg Times and Democrat, revealed that the scars of those wounds showed signs of healing; but in my recent visit, there is a sense that rather than apologies, the Ashes of Lent and repentance would even be better. Having been blessed with almost thirty years of working as a professor within the context of African American colleges and universities, I am convinced of this.

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