Orangeburg, SC – The South Carolina State Conference, NAACP and the Business School of Claflin University are partnering this weekend to present an African American Economic Summit that will bring business persons and consumers together to address growing unemployment rates among African Americans in South Carolina. Recent unemployment estimates have reached as high as twenty-five percent in some counties.
The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter is pleased to announce the community will honor Tony and Helen Grant, as well as Dr. Clarence and Mrs. Dollison with the 2011 African American Achievement Award. The couples will receive the award at the organization’s 9th annual breakfast on Thursday, November 17 at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center. A panel, consisting of past recipients of the award, chose to honor the Grants and the Dollisons for their outstanding community service and contributions to the African American community of South Carolina.
For the record, I’ve never been a fan of the Congressional Black Caucus. I worried about their relative silence when the Clinton administration championed so-called welfare reform, perpetuated drug sentencing disparities and instituted three strikes laws that kept far too many African-American men locked up and locked out.
When S&P downgraded the US bond rating from AAA to AA+, they formalized the financial buzz of months, if not years. The US is going to hell in a hand basket, replicating the denouement of England in the mid-twentieth century. Our tax structure, which rewards the rich and punishes the middle class, looks like something from a developing country, and our economic distribution is going to look like that soon, as well. While many are disappointed and outraged that the flawed S&P felt they could involve themselves in the internal meat grinder of US politics by demanding a certain level of spending cuts, the bottom line is that our politicians were willing to take us to the brink on the debt ceiling, and this brinkmanship does not bode well for fiscal stability.
The fiery, outspoken, and oftentimes polarizing Michele Bachman is always in the news. Recently, she was drew a lot of attention about a comment she made about women submitting to their husbands. In the comment, Bachman stated that she submitted to her husband’s suggestion that she go back to school for a post doctorate degree in tax law, even though that’s not what she wanted to study. When asked about her comment, Bachman said for her and her husband, submission means respect.
Violence in and around some sporting events continues to be a nuisance that plagues our society.
Columbia, SC – Celebrating the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of one African-American family – who lived and worked on the same property for more than 140 years – the Historic Columbia Foundation presents the 33rd annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage. This free, family-friendly event will be held on the grounds of the historic Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street (at Marion) on Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.