This Week in History

Thanksgiving Dinner for Families in Need

Hunger in the Midlands is a serious and growing problem. While a single outreach initiative can not eradicate it, Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC), 1028 Eastman Street in North Columbia, hopes to alleviate the situation through its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for homeless individuals and families in need. This year’s event will be held Saturday, November 19th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church’s Family Life Center. Sponsored by the Young Women’s Auxiliary (YWA), the dinner will reach well beyond the boundaries of the College Park Community where the church is located.

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My Mommy Money Mistakes

I only admit to being wrong once a decade, so this will make the fourth time I am admitting to a faux pas. I regret that I have infected my daughter with my lifelong love/hate relationship with money. I love it when I have enough and hate it when I don’t. If I had grown up in poverty I might have a pass for how I deal with money, but that is not my story. I had a typical middle class upbringing. We had all of what we needed and most of what we wanted. I’m not sure when my relationship with money turned sour.

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That Teowonna: Are You a Bystander?

This week, many of us have been consumed with the Penn State child molestation scandal in which former coach, Jerry Sandusky, has been accused of molesting multiple children over a number of years. Recently, it came to light that another Penn State coach saw Sandusky rape a young boy in a shower. According to NBC correspondent, Bob Costas, Mike McQueary said he heard a ‘rhythmic slap slap slap’ sound before he walked upon Sandusky raping the young boy.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

White conservative says blackness defined by ‘darker complexion’

In case you didn’t know, white Republicans have become the definitive voice on what constitutes blackness.

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Did Race Explain Penn State’s Blind Eye to Sex Scandal?

Enough of the ghoulish, sordid facts are known about the Penn State University child sex scandal to say this. The alleged child rapes were known by some athletic department members, up to and including the football program boss, JoePa, Joe Paterno. The rumors, or worse, knowledge of the rapes may have been known by or at least heard of by others still unnamed that could eventually be a winding tangle through university staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, and corporate donors, and politicians.

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Lackluster Panthers take step backwards in crushing loss to aggressive Titans

CHARLOTTE – For the Carolina Panthers, their encounter Sun. (Nov. 13) opposite Tennessee was supposed to be the start of a successful run toward an 8-0 finish in the second half of the season.

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Bulldogs, with mid-game salvo, continue dominance of rival, game Aggies

ORANGEBURG – Since 2001, South Carolina State (SCSU) has literally dominated its series versus Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival North Carolina A&T (NCA&T).

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