Benedict College Celebrates Annual Homecoming

Columbia, SC – Benedict College will welcome alumni as they return to their alma mater for the College’s annual Homecoming celebration set for October 21-25, 2009. A weekend full of activities and events are scheduled. The events are open to the community as well as to alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Tavis Smiley and Nationwide come to Charleston

Charleston, SC – African Americans in Charleston are more optimistic than the city’s general population that their financial situation will improve over the next year. However, most say they don’t have a financial game plan and many don’t know where to start, according to a new survey commissioned by The Smiley Group and Nationwide Insurance®.

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Bulldogs appear to be on their way to successfully defending MEAC title

Six games into the season, South Carolina State appears to be on its way to successfully defending a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship won last season.

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Connor, Tigers on track to possible winning campaign

Currently on track to have its first winning season since 2004, Benedict swings back into competitive action Saturday (Oct. 24), when it confronts Fort Valley State, in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) matchup.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

The Benefits of Whiteness

Many of us, including former President Jimmy Carter and our own Congressman Jim Clyburn, have wondered if Joe Wilson’s infamous "You lie!" yell at the President of the United States was motivated by racism. I don’t think there is anyway to know. We are talking about something that lurks largely in the unconscious, not just in an individual, but in the psyche of a whole nation. These biases are hundreds of years old. They have been a part of our culture from the beginning and have been passed down to us from parents, schools, churches, literature, TV, and movies. For anyone to claim to be unaffected by these biases is like a fish thinking it can swim above the water.

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Michael Steele’s Glass House

Every time the GOP chairman tries to draw attention to Obama’s supposed failings, he ends up drawing attention to his non-impressive self.

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This Week in History

President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Well, this is not how I expected to wake up this morning. After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, "Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo’s birthday!" And then Sasha added, "Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up." So it’s good to have kids to keep things in perspective.

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Bulldogs hope for similar or repeat performance in MEAC showdown against Rattlers

ORANGEBURG – After displaying a (37-10) knockout showing against the Norfolk State Spartans, on the road last Saturday (Oct.10), in the Tidewater area of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the South Carolina State Bulldogs are apparently hopeful that such a feat can be duplicated when they battle another Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponent this Sat.(10/17).

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