Tigers Beat Moorehouse for Homecoming Win

The Benedict College Tigers won their fourth straight Homecoming game, giving the alumni an exciting 33-15 victory over Morehouse College on Saturday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.

Playing without quarterback Cameron Stover, who sat out the game after suffering a concussion last week against Clark Atlanta, the Tigers took advantage of two Morehouse fumbles and an interception for their first home win of the season. Backup quarterback Marcus Graham completed 14 of 35 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. The Tigers rushed for 92 yards on 24 carries.

“I challenged our defense. Our quarterback was down and we put a lot of pressure on our defense because they’ve been playing a little inconsistent in the past three or four weeks,” Benedict head coach James Woody said. “But they came out today and stopped a good football team. I was happy to see those guys hold them down to a minimum.”

Benedict improves to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the SIAC. Morehouse drops to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the SIAC. “I’m so happy for the football team,” Woody said.

Benedict entered the fourth quarter with a slim one-touchdown lead, 16-9, over the Maroon Tigers after a Morehouse touchdown at the end of the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, Graham was intercepted by Jamil Irvin-Muhammad to give the ball back to Morehouse.

On third down, Rodney Hall intercepted a pass by Morehouse’s Jordan Tarver and the Tigers ended up with a 38-yard field goal by Tory Mimbs for a 19-9 lead with 11:32 left to play. Read more

The Mountaintop, Performed by Charleston, S.C.’s PURE Theatre, Unveils The Final

Evening of MLK Jr.’s Life, Nov. 8, 2014 at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

Audiences will be transported to 1968 Memphis during The Mountaintop, a drama produced by Charleston’s PURE Theatre at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:30p.m.

Regarded by the Charleston City Paper as “Charleston’s go-to for the best in contemporary theatre,” PURE Theatre will bring The Mountaintop to Harbison Theatre’s stage during its tour as the inaugural production of a new statewide touring circuit, developed this year in an initiative led by Harbison Theatre with other presenting theatres in the South Carolina Presenters Network. By collaborating with producing theatres like PURE, Harbison Theatre hopes to expand and ensure access to excellent, professional theatre in all South Carolina communities. Read more

Strengthen your finances: Start Budgeting for Emergencies Now

By Kiesha Easley

Saving money for an emergency fund is not a foreign concept to most people.  I knew that it was something I needed get my personal finances in order, but the part I struggled with was actually saving the money.

After all, every time I got paid, after paying all of the bills, I barely had anything left to buy food and gas, let alone, save for some far off (or not so far) emergency.  I was barely making ends meet, there wasn’t anything left to save.

When emergencies hit, they always threw us into a mad scramble – and it seemed like they always hit us when we were already down.  All it took was one thing to go wrong and next thing we knew, everything was out of whack.  Disconnection notices would pile up.  Every day we had to pray that when we flipped the light switch, it would still work.  Can you relate to this? Read more

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Expose Lack of Diversity

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition survey shows that there are just 3 Blacks and 1 Hispanic among the 189 total board members of the 20 technology companies surveyed. Eleven of the companies have no people of color on their boards, including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, eBay, Google among others.

Just three companies; Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce have a Black or Latino on their Board. There are just 36 women among the 189 total board members of the 20 companies surveyed. This data reveals a bold and audacious pattern of exclusion.

“Rainbow PUSH has successfully PUSHed the technology to reveal their workforce diversity and inclusion data. The data documents the virtual exclusion of Blacks and Latinos from the industry in both tech and non-tech jobs.  This dearth of diversity is replicated on the corporate boards of directors.  It’s time for a change.  Technology companies must transform themselves from the corporate boards to the workforce, to mirror the communities and customers it relies upon for its growth and success.” Read more

Vincent Sheheen legislative track record Unparalleled Success

By Cindi Ross Scoppe

If you think that Nikki Haley has done a great job as governor, you should vote for her next month. What you shouldn’t do is vote for her because you think Vincent Sheheen isn’t up to the job, or wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything with a Republican Legislature or, conversely, that what he would accomplish would be to raise your taxes and grow our government.

Sen. Sheheen’s 14 year track record demonstrates just the opposite. This is not someone who has tried to raise our taxes. The big tax-overhaul legislation that he proposed in several iterations and always with at least one conservative Republican as a co-sponsor was always revenue-neutral. That is, its purpose wasn’t to raise taxes, or to lower them, but to reform them, to turn our tax system into one that isn’t full of crazy loopholes that are bigger than the whole and that promotes our shared goals, rather than undermining them.

This is not someone who has proposed burdensome regulations. In fact, proposing regulations of any sort has not been a Sheheen priority. His priority has been on making the mechanisms of government work better, so that whatever the Legislature agrees the government should do, it does well, and it does efficiently, and it does in an accountable way.

As for his ability to work with the Republican Legislature, simply consider the 2014 legislative session. This was a year when the governor’s race was in full swing, when you would expect the Republican troops who dominate the General Assembly to rally around their governor and fight off anything that Mr. Sheheen might be able to use in his campaign to unseat her. Read more

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