Distraught mother confesses to killing young sons

Shaquan Duley, the 29-year-old mother of three, now faces murder charges in the killings of her two young sons. Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams stated in a press conference held Tuesday morning that the young mother confessed to suffocating two-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja’van T. Duley before strapping them into their car seats and rolling her car into the North Edisto River.

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Claflin University Ranked The Best Value in South

Claflin University continues to be the pacesetter for value and excellence in higher education.

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Parenting Solo: Summer Girl

Ok, I admit I must have blinked, but still I don’t know how I let summer get away from me. I promise you two seconds ago I breathed a sigh of relief from having to do the school/work afternoon dash. My daughter and I had our own clandestine meeting spot down by the portables so I could bypass the car rider line. The process would still take my entire lunch hour, so by the time we got to her Grandma’s there was no time to stop, I could only slow down the car, open the door and push. Thankfully she learned how to tuck and roll.

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Ferguson Challenges Greene, DeMint and Clements

Last week, I was on my way home from work, an event, or cocktail hour… who knows where I was coming from… when I swung by my parent’s home to pick up Chi Chi. Chi is my 10-year old Pomeranian. I drop him off every morning and pick him up (along with a plate of food) every evening. When I walked through the door that day, I was greeted by a familiar face on the TV screen… Dr. Mazie Ferguson.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

How black male student underachievement is reversible

The Schott Foundation for Public Education has released a new report, Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, which shows that America’s public education system is disproportionately failing its black male students. In the report, there is an overarching message of hope in the fact that all children can learn when given the opportunity, but that doesn’t soften the blow of a national crisis in which America’s public schools graduated only 47 percent of its black male students in 2007-2008.

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GOP’s Dangerous Plan to Revise the 14th Amendment

Tampering with the law that guaranteed black Americans their citizenship is not just bad politics; it is downright low.

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Conner, BC Tigers grid helmsman cautiously optimistic heading into start of ‘10 “war games”

Less than two weeks out from the start of the (2010) football season for his Benedict (BC) Tigers, Stan Conner, during a preseason practice Mon. (Aug. 16), was cautiously optimistic about the schedule that they will soon begin to face.

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This Week in History

Columbia Urban League receives national award

In the midst of the National Urban League celebrating 100 years of existence at its annual conference and showcasing a sterling lineup of powerful people such as President Barack Obama and Maya Angelou –the Columbia Urban League grabbed its moment in the spotlight receiving the Whitney M. Young Jr. Leadership Award for Advancing Racial Equality. Additionally, James T. McLawhorn, Jr. was presented the Centennial Public Policy Champion Award during the National Urban League’s Centennial Conference held July 26-31, 2010, in Washington, DC.

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