MEAC Coaches, SID’s predict No. 2 finish in conference for Pough’s Bulldogs

In less than six weeks South Carolina State (SCSU) will begin play in the 2012 football season.

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This Week in History

Make plans to attend the 34th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage


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! Historic Columbia Foundation presents the 34th 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 18 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Midlands Area Students Return from England

Pictured L to R: Jocelyn Brannon, Allyson Murphy, Jamison Reese, Madison Murphy, Daniel Ancrum, III, and Taylor Doggett. Photo By: Richard Polley; Photo Location: Stonehenge; Salisbury, England

Columbia, SC – Students participating in The Palmetto School of Protocol, Inc. “Travel is Education” initiative recently returned to the Midlands after a fabulous tour of London and other parts of England.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

The Arts Commission is about jobs

Over the past week, legislators and community leaders have joined artists across the state in opposing Governor Nikki Haley’s veto rejecting funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission. They have argued that supporting the arts is critical to improving education, enhancing our quality of life and bringing us together as a unified community.

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Can the GOP Pry Some Blacks Voters Away From President Obama?

A black Republican advocacy group wasted no time in hitting the airwaves moments after GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP convention. The group touted Romney’s alleged triumph in getting more than a few of the hostile crowd to cheer him at times. Their national radio ad taunted Obama like this:

“Obama brought high black unemployment. Then he said: [President Barack Obama’s voice]: Stop complaining! … Democrats have run black communities for 50 years. Plantation politics. That’s what Obama said Democrats do to poor blacks. Check it out in his book, Dreams From My Father. You voted with your heart. Now vote with your head.”

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A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images

All photos by Gordon Parks, 1956. Courtesy of Gordon Parks Foundation.

Gordon Parks’s portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornton Sr., an older black couple in their Mobile, Ala., home in 1956, appears to have little in common with the images we have come to associate with civil rights photography.

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Parenting Solo: My Name is Paul

Anyone who listens to me on the radio knows that I have an abundance of base in my voice. I’m often called “Sir” on the telephone and at the drive thru. Still, I never thought of myself as a man until this past Sunday.

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W. C. “Pap” Lewis, former teacher, football coach at Booker T. Washington H.S. passes away

From sources within the Booker T. Washington High School Family and later told by colleagues in Lancaster (S.C.), on Mon. morning (Jul. 16), the passing of Coach William Charles “Pap” Lewis was confirmed.

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