This Week in History

Embarrassing

After Monday’s “legislative fact-finding,” the public can now add a plethora of excuses to this real-life “reality TV” drama. From the nameless subordinate who screwed everything up to the mysterious numbers in red that just magically appeared, we can blame this debacle on broken voting machine batteries and phantom PEBs…but alas, there we were 20 days and a grueling 3.5 hours later, and very few new facts, if any, were revealed.

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Public Archaeology Days at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins Site

As part of the City of Columbia and Historic Columbia Foundation’s African American Heritage Project, the Modjeska Simkins Archaeology Project is holding Public Archaeology Days Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1.

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World Premiere Movie on Life of Reconstruction-era S.C. Congressman

Columbia, S.C. — The world premiere of the new documentary “The Courage of Robert Smalls” will examine the extraordinary life and exploits of the former slave-turned Civil War hero and Reconstruction-era congressman Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the South Carolina State Museum.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Will Obama pick up the pace on pardons in his 2nd term?

President Obama pardoned a turkey for Thanksgiving, but will he do the same for people in his second term?

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Public Policy Hurts The Poor

Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money. One of the proposals is to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70. After all, some argue, there is nothing magic about 65 or 67, so why not push the rate up to 70?

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6 Notable Holiday Films With Black Stars

There’s no reason to spend December watching old holiday films with no people of color in sight. A number of holiday movies feature black actors and actresses. Start a new holiday film tradition in your home with this list of notable Christmas movies starring African Americans. Everything from Hollywood blockbusters to indie flicks made the cut.

 

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Gamecocks win individual battles down the stretch; knock off rival Tigers fourth straight time

CLEMSON – The game of football is an 11 on 11 competitive event.

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Newton boosted Panthers down Eagles in primetime to stop two-game slide

PHILADELPHIA – During a moment of truth showing on a national stage, Cam Newton was the man of the hour as Carolina out performed Philadelphia in a Monday night (Nov. 26)show in the City of Brotherly Love.

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