The Weathers Group selected to lead post-Katrina efforts

Charles Weathers

Columbia, S.C. – The Weathers Group, a consulting firm based in Columbia, S.C., has been selected to lead post-Katrina capacity-building efforts in the Gulf Coast, including areas in and surrounding the cities of New Orleans, Lake Charles, and Baton Rouge in Louisiana. With more than 20 years of community engagement and related experience, The Weathers Group will work with collaborating foundations to improve the performance, accountability, and outcomes of nonprofits in the region. Initially, the project will focus on five organizations in Louisiana, and will expand to include 11 nonprofits in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Obama Must Review Our Afghanistan Strategy

The current policy doesn’t work, and it alienates his Democratic base.

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Haitians should think twice before backing Wyclef

Now that the speculation is over and Wyclef has officially announced his candidacy in Haiti’s presidential race, it’s high time that he be given the presidential treatment. This isn’t the case of putting the cart before the horse, but it is apropos that Wyclef’s past be explored. In the case of someone who has been exposed to the rock and roll lifestyle since he’s been old enough to vote and for the majority of his adult life, Wyclef will soon be vetted to the utmost degree. Let’s take a look at just how his past may work against him during one of Haiti’s most important presidential races in its history.

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Tom Joyner Back to School Jam: A Smash

On Friday, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, which airs Kiss 103.1fm, came to Columbia for the third year in a row to help send our children back to school. Forty-two hundred students and parents came out to enjoy the event. As much of a joy as it was for the students, it was a great deal of fun for adults also. Even That Teowonna had a ball… and I don’t even have any little crumb snatchers.

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Heading into 2010 campaign, confident Bulldogs appear to have loftier goal

ORANGEBURG – After winning back-to-back Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships, in addition to being tabbed as the preseason favorite to nab the 2010 football crown, South Carolina State (SCSU) players, heading into the upcoming pigskin campaign, appear to have an even loftier goal in mind.

 

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This Week in History

Obama signs bill reducing sentencing disparities

President Barack Obama signed legislation this past week narrowing the longstanding federal sentencing disparities between those caught with crack cocaine and those arrested with powder cocaine. The legal reform also eliminates the mandatory minimum sentence for simple possession of crack cocaine. Obama said the new legislation would “help right a longstanding wrong” and was “the right thing to do.”

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Home Going Celebration for Mr. Robert Lee Larkin, Jr.

A home going celebration was held for Mr. Robert Lee Larkin, Jr. on Saturday, July 31, at Washington Chapel A.M.E. Church in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Reverend W. E. Marshall, Pastor, officiated.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon