‘Black and gay’: How race plays a role in Jason Collins’ coming out

There’s nothing like a public figure daring to declare his or her homosexuality to show how damningly self-centered everyone else can be.

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Sequester pain goes beyond air travel

When the sequester federal spending cuts forced flight delays because of the furlough of air traffic controllers, the normally deadlocked Congress acted in less than a week to give the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility to avoid the furloughs.

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Blaming the Dark Skin Man

I don’t know where CNN’s John King got the information that a suspect in the Boston bombing was “a dark-skinned male”, but beyond apologizing he needs to explain himself. How many sources gave him the false tip? If it was fewer than two, then he violated a basic journalism rule. Who were these sources (if you don’t want to out them publicly, tell your editor)? Did King understand that he used the kind of racial/ethnic coding that once got people, even uninvolved and innocent people, lynched?

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Willie Washington Named To NCAA DII Basketball Committee

COLUMBIA, SC – Benedict College Director of Athletics Willie Washington has been selected to the NCAA Division II Basketball Committee.

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Benedict Places Five On All-SIAC Baseball Team

ATLANTA, GA – The Benedict College baseball team placed five players on the First Team All-SIAC Baseball Team, the league announced.

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Eastover Opens Upgraded Richland Library Location

Columbia, SC – Richland Library will unveil its newly renovated and expanded Eastover location at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at 608 Main St. in Eastover.

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National Urban League Way to Well Health Tour Coming to Columbia, SC!

For a seventh consecutive year, National Urban League and Walgreens are partnering for the Way to Well Tour to provide free health screenings to Columbia residents. The national tour will provide free health resources to residents in urban and minority communities who experience disproportionately higher rates of preventable disease. The service is free and insurance will not be billed.

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Wine and Design Announces Opening of Newest South Carolina Studio in Columbia

Building on its current success and popularity, Wine and Design has announced the opening of its newest franchise location in the Forest Acres area of Columbia.  The company is owned and operated by Natasha Lorick and is on the second floor of Richland Mall located at 3400 Forest Drive.

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Tigers Down Morris, 8-6

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict Tigers wrapped up their home schedule with an 8-6 non-conference victory over Morris College on Monday, as Jocquse Brunson and Jan Oyola each had home runs, and Benedict surpassed the 300-mark in stolen bases for the season.

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SC State’s Jones Captures MEAC Golf Showcase; Lady Bulldogs Second Overall

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – South Carolina State junior Tiana Jones defeated Bethune-Cookman’s Patrizia Trevisan on the first playoff hole to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Bulldogs to a runner-up finish at the MEAC Golf Showcase, played Friday and Saturday (Apr. 13-14) at the Legends Resort & Golf Club at Myrtle Beach.

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