This Week in History

Help for SC Mortgage Customers Facing Payment Challenges

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Wells Fargo & Company is hosting a free workshop for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, Wachovia Mortgage and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing financial hardships. The one-day workshop — to which Wells Fargo is inviting hundreds of South Carolina homeowners — will take place June 2, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel Columbia-Greystone Ambassador Ballroom, located at 200 Stoneridge Drive., in Columbia, S.C.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Why West’s Slur of President Obama Got a Headline

Princeton University professor Cornell West’s silly, shoot-from the lip slur of President Obama as a black puppet predictably got the headline that he knew it would for two reasons. The first is that the slur came not from the professional Obama baiters, Sarah Palin, Limbaugh, and Michelle Bachman, Tea Party leaders and activists, the shrill pack of rightwing talk show jocks, bloggers and websites. It came from West, a mediagenic, leftist black academic. Even that might not have drawn mention since West has repeatedly hectored, harangued, and tweaked Obama as a sell-out to corporate interests and for allegedly saying and doing nothing to alleviate black suffering. The strong language West used calling Obama a “black puppet” guaranteed the momentary tantalizing headline.

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Has Freedom Rides Borne Fruit?

Fifty years ago this month, the Freedom Rides began. While the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in interstate commerce, including bus terminals, was illegal, the laws were not being enforced. Because the law failed to act, people of conscience, courage and determination acted instead.

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Parenting Solo: Don’t Hate the Player

“Wow” is all I can say after the heart wrenching conversation I just had with a friend of mine. She is in recovery mode after recently breaking up with the married man she was dating. I knew she was making the right decision but while soothing her she made a statement that gave me the topic of my next heart to heart between me and my daughter. My friend realized that, in retrospect, she could not be mad at this man for playing with her feelings, she concluded, “There was only a game as long as I was willing to play”. Wow.

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Event Review: A Taste of Black Columbia

Thursday night, I went to the first ever, A Taste of Black Columbia, hosted by Thomas Media . It was Day 2 of their 4-day Black Expo – Columbia annual event. But lemme tell you, it was so much more than that!

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McGlockton’s athletic accomplishments come full circle with induction into SCAHOF

During bowl season in the year 1989, “The Irresistible Force met the “Immovable Object” as play in the 45th Gator Bowl unfolded near the St. John’s River, in Jacksonville, Fla, on December 30.

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Progressive Network challenges new voter photo ID law

On May 18, 2011, Gov. Haley signed the nation’s most restrictive voter photo ID law. Now, if you don’t have a photo ID card issued by the state of South Carolina, a passport or a military ID, you will not be allowed to vote. The law was passed even though there is no evidence of voter fraud in South Carolina. Opponents of the law say it is an attempt at voter suppression.

 

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