ETV’s “Uncommon Folk” Spotlights SC Folk Artists

Columbia, SC – An 18th century artist once said, “Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” ETV’s new “Carolina Stories” documentary “Uncommon Folk” offers airtight evidence of this assertion in its March 10 statewide broadcast premiere.

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This Week in History

Sanford Greene: South Carolina’s Best Kept Secret

Sanford Greene is a busy man. The 38-year-old Charleston, S.C., native has been one of Columbia’s best kept secrets in the comic world.

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Mayor Benjamin to hold 2011 Mentoring Summit

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announced that the first annual 2011 Mentoring Summit will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 11am to 2pm at C.A. Johnson High School (2219 Barhamville Road).

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Parenting Solo: Techno Babies

Let’s face it parents, we are raising a generation of addicts – media addicts. Children these days are feed a steady diet of technology basically from the womb. I read a recent study by the Kaiser Family foundation that found children between 8 and 18 use entertainment media more than 7 1/2 hours a day. And because of media multi-tasking they actually cram more than 10 hours of usage in to that 7 ½ hours. And that does not include the hour and a half they usually spend texting on a daily basis. Reading that made me numb. I had been contributing to the delinquency of my minor.

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Author Seeks to Keep Romance and Love Alive

Brenda Jackson believes in relationships. She believes in love. That’s why she has written more than 80 true romance novels. What’s a true romance novel? Jackson defines her true romance novels as a love story between two people (and only two people) that always has a happy ending. Is there sex? You bet there is. Hot and steamy, but never raunchy and never with multiple partners.

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SC State’s head football coach emeritus Jeffries enshrined in Black College Football HOF

Atlanta, GA – South Carolina State head football coach emeritus Willie Jeffries was among eleven individuals inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame Saturday (Feb. 19), during the organization’s second annual enshrinement ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. Making up this year’s Class were eight players, two coaches and one sports information director.

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As regular season in MEAC winds down, Bulldogs in dogged pursuit to finish on winning note

ORANGEBURG – As the 2010-2011 regular season in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) basketball play winds down, Tim Carter’s South Carolina State (SCSU) Bulldogs recently made great strides in their seemingly dogged pursuit to end a losing season on a winning note.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Embracing Black Economic History

I was doing my thing a week or so ago, on another HBCU campus, supporting a Brother President and the students who’d earned honors at the school. I was delighted to be there, as I always learn when I visit other campuses. Delighted and yet astonished when a young man, a senior, stepped up to me to ask if I really thought Black History Month was still relevant. Thoughtful, pointed, and articulate, the young man told me that in this “post-racial” era we should not settle for February. He fussed that we segregate ourselves by embracing a month for Black History. He said he would rather see our accomplishments and facts peppered through the year. And then he stomped his foot and said he found black history month irrelevant.

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