This Week in History

Justice Department Halts SC’s Assault on Voting Rights

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice rejected a proposed South Carolina law requiring voters to have photo identification. The department blocked the law based on concerns it would hurt the ability of people of color to cast a ballot.

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Columbia to Observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

A wreath laying will kickoff a weekend of events to celebrate the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The South Carolina NAACP will hold a brief ceremony at 12 Noon on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Giving Due

I had an elderly relative who used to say, “We have to give due where due is due”. Of course she meant “credit where credit is due”, but she was so old and so engaging, that instead of ever correcting her, I often imitated her mangled remark. I thought of her last week when President Obama, standing firm, backed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) into a corner and essentially forced his hand in extending tax cuts and unemployment insurance for two more months. Boehner and his Tea Party colleagues were insisting on a one-year deal, but the Senate had passed a two month deal because they could only identify enough funds to pay for two months of extension. Senate Democrats and Republicans had agreed to come back and find money for the rest of the year, but the House drew a hard line that they eventually had to soften. Bottom line – President Obama went to Hawaii to celebrate Christmas with a victory under his belt. House Speaker John Boehner went home with a lump of coal in his stocking.

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Parenting Solo: Your Future Self

My daughter got mad at me the other day. No biggie. It’s one of the laws of nature. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, teenagers gotta get mad at their parents. I really do mean that teenagers gotta get mad at their parents. In my opinion if your child doesn’t absolutely hate you at some point in their life then you are doing something wrong. Sound a little drastic? It’s not. Children live in the now. Parents must live a dual existence – both in the now and in the future.

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Gamecocks looking to add first ever 11 win season in Capital One Bowl meeting versus Cornhuskers

ORLANDO – After recording the second 10-win season in South Carolina football history, the 2011 Gamecocks will lineup here Mon. (Jan. 2) opposite the Nebraska Cornhuskers looking to reach another milestone in the athletic annals of the school.

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Newton, in record setting rookie season, proving that choice of Carolina front office personnel was right one

CHARLOTTE – When finally tabbed as the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, just before the start of the pre-season schedule last August, Cam Newton took control of a Panther team that had gone 2-14 in the 2010 season.

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This Week in History

Tapp’s Art Center aids Main Street Revitalization

SC Black News’ Associate Editor Jim “BLUJIM” Edwards was a featured artist at the Tapp’s Art Center’s grand opening. Detail of 8:31PM The Migration.

Tapp’s Department store originally opened its doors for business in 1903 at 1644 Main Street, right in the heart of the city. The department store was hugely successful over the years, and later shared its space with Macy’s Department store.

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