This Week in History

Secession Day: 150 years later, still divides

Dot Scott, president of the Charleston Branch of the NAACP, marches in front of the Francis Marion Hotel.

As usual, old times here are not forgotten.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

There is no silver bullet for a black agenda

This week the National Policy Alliance, a coalition of 10 member organizations representing over 11,000 elected officials, sat down with President Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss a plethora of pressing policy issues.

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Parenting Solo: Luv U

So many of us speak a new language thanks to our cell phones. We have become electronically bilingual through the use of text messages. Even I, the last dinosaur of the spoken word, have fallen prey to the tiny keys that allow me to send messages full of seemingly random letters. I can throw up deuces at my high school English teachers while I break every rule of grammar I ever learned. I like text messaging. It saves time and allows me to get straight to my point while dispensing with the pleasantries that accompany traditional conversation. But my sister’s text message reminded me that this austere form of communication doesn’t have to be devoid of all emotion.

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Columbia Events: A Year in Review

Wow! What a busy year I have had. In a year’s time, I have attended more than 65 Columbia events… and you said there was nothing to do here! As it turns out, there is plenty to do here. There’s everything from society, politics, galas, and cultural festivals. And there is something for everyone; you just get out and do it. Here is a run down of some of the events I attended.

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Panthers with ‘circle the wagons’ effort get needed win over Cardinals

Cardinals’ John Skelton is sacked by Carolina Panthers’ Sherrod Martin and Nic Harris

CHARLOTTE – In what appeared to be a “circle the wagons” effort, the Carolina Panthers ended the home phase of their 2010 season as a winner.

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This Week in History

First Lady triumphs as School Nutrition Bill signed

As first lady Michelle Obama looked on, President Barack Obama on Monday signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will set national nutritional standards for public schools, boost funding for low-income meal programs and advance his wife’s campaign against childhood obesity.

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A Call to Action: Stand against racist ideology

Join advocates for peace and progress gathering Monday, December 20, 2010 in Charleston, South Carolina for a vigil and march to oppose this gala which would celebrate South Carolina’s secession from the United States of America in order to retain the privilege of holding human beings as property. This initiative is part of the ongoing Campaign for Dignity in South Carolina.

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