This Week in History

The Hallowed Halls set to premier this weekend

Inspiration can come from many sources – something beautiful, or poignant may spark the creative energy, or a need to express appreciation, to pay homage to those who have gone before. Eugene Washington was moved by all of these catalysts over three years ago to begin the task of expressing his way of saying thanks to some institutions of learning that left an indelible mark on him and his community.

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I. DeQuincey Newman historical marker to be unveiled

Columbia – A historic marker unveiling will take place at the home of the late Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman (1911-1985) Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at 2210 Chappelle Street. A conversation about the late civil rightsleader’s life will follow the marker’s unveiling at 2:30 p.m. at I. DeQuincey Newman United Methodist, 7801Wilson Boulevard. The public is invited.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Supreme Court ban on juvenile lifers is a win for African-Americans

This week the U.S. Supreme Court scored a victory for reform in the criminal justice system. In Miller v. Alabama, the high court struck down mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles under 18 convicted of homicide, finding them to be an Eighth Amendment violation.

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Standing up for Domestic Workers

Ai-Jen Poo leads the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and she is a powerful and passionate advocate for the rights of domestic workers. Who are these folks? They are the private household workers (maids) who propped up inept women in the movie The Help. They are the home health aides who take care of our elders when they are ill or disabled, bringing meals, bathing them, and accompanying them to medical appointments. They are the nannies that care for children when parents are working. In some ways, they are a backbone of our economy, and yet they often have neither voice nor money.

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Parenting Solo: Can Parenting Make You Fat?

I’ve finally figured out the mystery behind my girth. The thing that propels me into a potato chip and brownie binge. I believe parenting is to blame. Yes mothering has made me fat – long after pregnancy. Well technically the cupcakes, cheeseburgers and candy are the culprits but what is the reason I inhale those things? My answer is the stress of parenting.

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Why Women Can’t Have it All

I guess it’s no surprise that I am a proponent of family over career, especially when it comes to women. But the Women’s Liberation movement has fooled a lot of women, got them thinking they can have it all; family and a position of power. After years in the struggle, trying to prove that they can have everything that men can, many prominent women are starting to realize that in actuality, we, as women, can’t.

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Heat reign as champion of NBA on the heels of distinguishing play opposite Thunder

For the second time in six years the Miami Heat is reigning as champion of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Wildcats, on strength of superb pitching, clutch hitting, timely defensive play, halt Gamecocks’ history making run

South Carolina’s recent history making run in the College World Series which netted back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011 came to a very disappointing end when Arizona swept it in the recently played Finals.

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