A museum dedicated to the life of a Greenwood native often referred to as the father of the civil rights movement is now officially open.
With economic hard times affecting us all, communities are having to pool their resources to make ends meet. It’s no surprise that faith communities are leading the charge and here in the Midlands, the Jones Memorial AME Zion Church located at 2400 Barhamville Road in Columbia has answered the call in a very unique way.
Mainstream Republican party leaders can gnash their teeth, pull their hair and scream to the heavens because real estate mogul and self-styled would be presidential candidate like Donald Trump is singlehandedly turning the GOP 2012 presidential primary race into a laughingstock. But they have no one to blame but themselves.
As an African-American I believe that I am particularly sensitive to the use of violence as a means of oppression against those deemed “different” or “less than” by the prevailing norms of society. The history of Blacks in America is marked by episodes of violence against us during slavery and the post-Reconstruction that spawned Jim Crow, and during the campaign of non-violent, passive resistance against segregation known as the civil rights movement. At each point in our history, Blacks have stood up against mob violence and by doing so served as a moral compass for our nation.
A Public Opinion Strategies poll showed that 50 percent of men still harbor feelings for their ex-girlfriends, while only 27 percent of women still pine over their exes. Many people find the results of this poll a little surprising, especially since women tend to be a little more emotionally attached than men. But these findings do not surprise me at all. In fact, I believe that men generally hang on to their past relationships far longer than women do.
One of my favorite songs begins like this:“There’s two things I know for sure
She was sent here from Heaven
And she’s Daddy’s little girl.”
As the chase for the 2011 National Basketball Association (NBA) title heads toward early play in second round action, a number of teams in both the Eastern and Western Conference have bowed out of competition.