This Week in History

Our nation’s journey to end racial segregation

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides.

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Homeless Helping Homeless Garden Party Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Homeless Helping Homeless of Columbia (HHH) is throwing a Garden Party this Saturday, May 21st at 2pm in their Community Garden to celebrate their one year anniversary. Mayor Steve Benjamin will dedicate the HHH/Lyons Street Community Garden at the corner of Gervais Street and McDuffie Avenue, cut the ribbon and plant the first seedling in his own box. The members of HHH of Columbia will explain its mission, relate a short history and some will share their stories. The HHH singing group, Ambassadors of Christ, and others will provide music and there will be food after the brief program. HHH partners, sponsors, and supporters will be recognized for their contributions. The public is invited to the celebration.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Gingrich can’t stay out of gutter racial politics

Newt Gingrich needs a reality check and a history lesson.

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Ron Paul’s War Against Civil Rights

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul still wages war against civil rights. And we really shouldn’t be surprised since Paul has repeatedly gotten into hot water nearly every time he opens his mouth about anything that remotely touches on race. But this time Paul sailed past the outer limits with his defiant boast that he would not have voted for the landmark 1964 civil rights bill. That’s right the 1964 bill; a bill that’s been the law of the land for nearly six decades, and Paul still opposes.

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Parenting Solo: My Bristol Palin Moment

I spent much of my weekend playing nurse to a sick child. This is not an unusual role for a solo parent and not the first time I’ve played the lead. The only difference this time was my Bristol Palin moment. No, not a Mom running for V.P., ex boyfriend posing in Playgirl, Dancing with the Stars kind of moment. It was more of a teen mom starring in a pregnancy prevention public service announcement sort of moment.

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New Study Asks: Why Are Black Women Less Attractive Than Other Women

Earlier this week, Psychology Today published a study by Satoshia Kanazawa that asked, why are black women less physically attractive than other women. The article stated that men, across the races, were generally rated as having a similar level of attractiveness, with black men rating higher. Whereas black women rank lower on the attractiveness scale than any other race of women.

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Mainly new cast of characters in hunt for ‘11 NBA championship

With storied franchises like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers sidelined early in National Basketball Association (NBA) Playoffs competition, the NBA’s 2011 version of The Final Four can be likened to the coming of a brand new show for Association enthusiasts and others.

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Woods eyeing return to competitive play in U.S. Open, in June

Beset with the lack of an impactful game that hasn’t been a steady weapon for more than a year and nagging leg injuries over most of the aforementioned time period, Tiger Woods continues a wane that has him in the unthinkable status of a non-feared competitor.

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