This Week in History

This Week in History

Opera Noire to perform at SCAAHC Annual Gathering

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) and its partners will present Opera Noire of New York as part of its annual meeting on January 28, 2011. The performance will also serve as a kick-off to African American History Month.

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Local Artists join for Music, Art and Coffee

Columbia, SC – Mo’ Betta Soul (MBS) is a performance concept with the idea of “music, art & coffee” where intimate shows are put together combining visual artists and performing artists. Creator Preach Jacobs is based out of Columbia, SC and the concept has gotten great attention. The idea of not going through conventional venues but instead have a DIY attitude to bring new music and art to the people.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US

“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values… when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967

As we remember the courage and hope of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must not forget that he spoke out and worked against the injustices of our nation, particularly those of racism, materialism and militarism. Indeed that is what made him so hated and so dangerous when he was alive.

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Sarah Palin: Graceless Under Pressure

She could have risen to the occasion in commenting on the Arizona shootings. Instead she revealed a nasty streak of self-absorption.

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Parenting Solo: Driving Miss Mommy

That dreaded but inevitable day had arrived. The first day of real independence for my little girl. My baby was about to drive. She had been behind the wheel before but this was going to be real driving, on the street – no driveways or parking lots. Greater reward and greater danger.

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How Generations B & C are Failing Generations X & Y

This week, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was among the more than 1000 people at the King Day at the Dome rally at the SC Statehouse Capital. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised to find a vast mix of ages there. I saw 40, 50 and 60 year-olds, whom I refer to Generations B & C. And I saw babies, teenagers, those in their 20’s and 30’s, who make up Generations X & Y for my purposes.

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Packers, Bears, Jets, Steelers move on to make up interesting Final Four in NFL

As Super Bowl XVL looms on the horizon, the National Football League’s (NFL’s) version of the Final Four is set.

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