This Week in History

SC groups join forces for rally to stop the budget cuts

A growing number of churches, educators, health care providers, grassroots groups and professional organizations will rally in Columbia on Saturday, March 12, at 1pm at the State House to demand that lawmakers “Stop the cuts! Fund a moral budget.” The House begins debate on the budget March 15.

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Allen University’s Oldest Alumnus Turns 105

Mrs. Dorothy Evans, Temple Hills, MD was 105 years old on January 31, 2011. On January 30, a birthday celebration reception was held for her at her church in Washington, DC. Her church members affectionately refer to her as “Mother Evans”. She graduated from Allen University, Columbia, SC, in 1924 with a degree in elementary education. Mrs. Evans still has an original 86 years old copy of her commencement graduation program.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

New tell-all aims to disrobe Clarence Thomas

The hot seat just got hotter for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. His ex-girlfriend, Lillian McEwen claims that Thomas had an insatiable lust for pornography, had kinky tastes when it came to sex and engaged in lots of it while they were involved. McEwen, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Senate Judiciary Committee counsel, has taken much flack for publicly blabbing in her graphic kiss and tell memoir D.C. Unmasked & Undressed about Thomas’s romantic trysts with her and other women, a whole 19 years after the fact.

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Should We Bank On This Recovery?

Good news – the unemployment rate is dropping, last month from 9 percent to 8.9 percent, a scant drop. Better news – the private sector is finally generating jobs, 192,000 to be exact, last month. Best news – there is optimism about economic recovery and spin doctors are saying that we are finally moving forward.

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Parenting Solo: Having a Plan Z

Boy scouts really know how to live. No, I don’t mean the jamboree throwing, sleeping in tents, or building fire with sticks. I mean their motto –be prepared. Scouts are urged to be prepared in mind and body for whatever may come.

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Rodney King in the Age of Social Media

Last week, almost every media outlet revisited the Rodney King incident and discussed its impact on today’s race relations and police brutality climate. I was delighted when Cynthia Hardy invited me to be a guest on OnPoint on WACH Fox, which airs Sunday mornings at 9:30.

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Raiders, with timely performance overcome Mullins; claim second straight 2A title

Coach Zack Norris

Although pressed by the rejuvented play of Mullins for a good portion of third period play, Keenan was still able to leave the court at Colonial Life Arena (CLA) Sat. night (Mar. 5) with another Class 2A state championship to its credit.

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