This Week in History

Jealous challenges Haley on flag, new voter ID law

In his keynote address during the First Plenary Session of the 102nd Annual NAACP Convention, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous challenged South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on her decision to allow the Confederate Flag to fly in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.

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Free medical event coming to the Midlands

Columbia, SC – Adults who do not have access to health care services can receive free medical, eye and dental care August 5 and 6 at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Is hate speech one of America’s biggest exports?

In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States embarked on what was dubbed the “War on Terror,” aimed at identifying and rooting out the threat of global terrorist networks wherever they may exist around the world in the name of security and freedom. It became the hallmark of George W. Bush’s presidency. Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and “Islamic terrorism” became distant, faceless enemies reviled and hated with patriotic fervor. Ten years later, the war is far from over and the perceived threat of terrorism informed by Islam still looms and impacts the way we process tragedy.

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Democrats Hung Obama Out on the GOP Limb

The script is well worn. President Obama floats a proposal on the debt ceiling and the budget that appears to give away too much to the GOP. The Democrats howl that Obama is betraying principles to get the GOP to make a deal. Then when the GOP predictably says “no” to the alleged White House’s betrayal concessions, the Democrats howl even louder that the president is hurting himself, the party, and worst of all minorities and the poor that will suffer the most from the meat ax hacking away of spending on vital programs.

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Parenting Solo: A Mother’s Terror

I try not to let my daughter know that I am afraid of the boogie man. Not for me but for her, because I know the evil that lurks around every corner.

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Five Things Men Do to Decrease Their Stock

I’m at somewhat of a crossroads in my dating life. I still enjoy dating, but like other women my age, I’m finding my tolerance level for games and B-S diminishing at the speed of lightening in a pop-up SC summer thunder storm. It’s like my B-S radar has been thoroughly honed over the last 37 years, and at the peachy age of 38, I can spot crap a mile away. Unlike the younger version of Her Flyness, That Teowonna of today chooses not to deal with the crap. It just isn’t worth it anymore.

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