This Week in History

This Week in History

CHA to Host 25th Annual Wall of Fame Ceremony

Columbia, S.C. – Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) will host the 25th Annual Wall of Fame Ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Drew Wellness Center gym, 2101 Walker Solomon Way. Chief Aubrey Jenkins, Colonel Milton Davenport and Mr. James Brown III will be recognized for their dedicated community service and added to an impressive list of individuals who at one time received housing assistance from CHA. The program also includes an address by Mr. Dan Johnson, Solicitor for Richland County.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Justice for Malik Williams

While the nation has been riveted by the killing of young Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch vigilante in Florida, another case has been percolating in New Jersey with scant national attention. In the small, working class city of Garfield in northern New Jersey some residents have been calling for justice in the case of Malik Williams. The 19 year-old city resident was shot and killed by Garfield police after he fled a police station during his processing on a minor charge. Malik had voluntarily surrendered to the police on an outstanding warrant related to a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Video captured in the police station show a calm Malik, who was mysteriously left unrestrained after having been handcuffed, dart out the door, past three police officers. He had been frisked when he came into the holding room. He was unarmed but wound up shot dead by the officers in pursuit.

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Getting Down to Business

Now that former Senator Rick Santorum has withdrawn from the Republican race for nomination, it is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. To be sure, he still has to deal with the nuisance factor of Newt Gingrich, whose lack of money has not only torpedoed his campaign, but also one of his “think” tanks. Maybe Gingrich can find work, as he suggested that inner city youth do, by taking on some janitorial tasks. So it’s down to Romney and President Obama as opponents in November. The entertainment is over. Let’s get down to business.

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Fashion & Style on Display in Columbia

The Fascinator (headdress) steals the scene at the Carolina Cup

Located in the middle of the state, Columbia is surrounded by growing and exquisite fashion markets, like Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville and Atlanta. However many believe that since we’ve spent years nestled within our Southern roots, that fashion and style are lost on our city. But a number of fashion forward spring events are changing Columbia’s image of being fashion-depressed. In fact, along with the proverbial April showers, fashion, both high and southern, is making its way across our Columbia landscape.

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Parenting Solo: Toxic Parents

In chemistry, toxic substances are considered poisonous and capable of causing injury or death. In a family, toxic parents can do the same thing.

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On heels of what he described as “typical Spring game”, Pough cautiously optimistic looking ahead

ORANGEBURG – On the heels of what he described as a typical Spring game, Buddy Pough was quick to state that “there’s a lot of work left to do (by his players) before the start of regular season play.”

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