Booker T. Washington Auditorium to host Generations of Gospel

The University of South Carolina announces a special performance by the University Gospel Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Carl R. Wells, the Gospel Choir will present A Musical Showcase of the Evolution and Development of Black  Music in America on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., in the Booker T. Washington Auditorium of the University Of South Carolina School Of Music.

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The “I Am Troy” Call to Action

Two years ago last week, the state of Georgia ignored the facts, doubts and pleas of hundreds of thousands of people and killed Troy Anthony Davis. On the anniversary of his execution, we rededicate ourselves to ending the immoral, biased and ineffective practice of capital punishment.

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Bulldogs run roughshod over game Tigers who fall hard in yet another “demolition derby”

Once again a Volkswagen (Benedict) ran into a Mack truck (South Carolina State) in the recently renewed Tigers versus Bulldogs “demolition derby”.

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Prepared, determined Panthers seize opportunity in surprising rout of winless Giants

CHARLOTTE – Needing very much to seize the opportunity for positive change, Carolina, in its Sunday (September 22) rout of the New York Giants did just that and something extra, much to the satisfaction of its players, coaching staff and supporters.

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Benedict College Receives Over A Half Million Dollars

College to Hold Dedication Ceremony to Unveil New Luxury Buses

Columbia, SC – Benedict College will hold a dedication ceremony to unveil two new 56-seat luxury coach buses on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12 noon in the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. The College received the major gift of over a half million dollars from philanthropist and 2009 Powerball Winner, Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. to facilitate the purchase of the two new buses.

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Suspicious Suspicion

It seems the mantra “shoot first, ask questions later (if alive)” applies to how law enforcement reacts to Black males. The latest in a long-line of police shootings occurred on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina where, according to published reports, police opened fire on 24 year-old Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed Black man and killed him. The victim was apparently running toward the officers – seeking assistance. He had been involved in an auto accident and he was looking for help. When he sought the assistance of a nearby homeowner, she shut the door because “she thought he was trying to rob her” according to the Charlotte Observer. Police were apparently responding to the homeowner’s report of an attempted break-in.

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Columbia Branch NAACP to Host Annual Membership Celebration

COLUMBIA, SC — The Columbia Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) will host its 27th Annual Membership Appreciation Celebration on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The annual fundraiser, to be held at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, shows appreciation for those who are committed to recruiting new members and sharing the organization’s message of equality.

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12th Annual Palmetto Capital City Classic

Columbia, SC — For the past 12 years, the Palmetto Capital City Classic (PCCC) has been the ultimate Historically Black College and University (HBCU) football experience that brings fans together from across the state of South Carolina and the Southeast for a fantastic weekend of fun and football. The Classic’s primary mission is to generate revenue for scholarships and financial support for HBCUs by highlighting the educational and athletic endeavors of its participating HBCUs through quality athletics, academic programs, sportsmanship, and school pride.

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Lady Tigers Volleyball Team Is Deep, Versatile and Talented

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Lady Tigers volleyball team will not be a one-woman show for the 2013 season.

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Desegregating USC – Looking back: James L. Solomon

1963 was a pivotal year with colleges around the South being desegregated. I was living in Sumter, teaching at Morris College, and like everybody else I was following what was going on. I was aware that Harvey Gantt had sued to desegregate Clemson, and I was aware that Henrie Monteith had sued to desegregate USC.

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