This Week in History

In Case You Missed It: Letter from an Israeli Prison

A funny thing happened to me on my way to Gaza. Before I left for Gaza, I was giddy with excitement. The children needed school supplies. It was a last-minute, but urgent request. Please bring crayons for the children. And so I accepted contributions of crayola crayons, #2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, paint brushes, and crayola watercolors.

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Columbia Native Earns Esteemed Scholarship to Dartmouth

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia businessman, James Hardy IV, was awarded the coveted Minority Business Executive scholarship, which includes a program at Dartmouth College, from the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC).

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Regarded Panthers set to begin training camp at Wofford College

SPARTANBURG – In a little less than two weeks, the Carolina Panthers, like a few other teams in the National Football League (NFL), will be kicking off summer preseason practice.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Whose Identity Politics?

The only real suspense in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is whether the Republican Party will persist in tying its fortunes to an anachronistic claim of white male exceptionalism and privilege.

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Valley Swim Club Prez’s Racism Inexcusable

I am outraged at the board of the Valley Swim Club in Philadelphia for their ignorance on many levels. Whether the incident of refunding the campers’ money and not living up to their agreement was blatant racism or utterly poor management, they are certainly not rising to this challenging situation with any grace, dignity, or sensitivity to black Americans.

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This Week in History

Little Brother

Everyone familiar with the Jackson clan knows that Randy is the youngest brother.  Even so, when we think of “The Jackson 5” or “The Jacksons”, we somehow always saw Michael as the vulnerable “little brother.”

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Steve McNair: Remembering a life filled with difference-making triumphs, stinging tragedy

While participating in a family outing in Charlotte Saturday (July 4), I heard the shocking news of the untimely death of Steve McNair.

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