Tag Archives: South Carolina

Rasaan Hollis, senior at Xavier University and Gateway to Leadership Scholar, speaks at UNCF’s 2015 Student Leadership Conference. (Image: Lionel L. Foreman, DLL Production)

New UNCF Partnership Encourages African American Students To Choose Healthcare Careers

UNCF and Health Care Navigator partner to expose array of careers in healthcare

We want to invest in students and expose them to the rewards of careers in…

By Robin White Goode

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[Op Ed] Race and Loathing in South Carolina Presidential Primaries

Why the stakes are so high for the GOP and Democrats

Known for its rough-and-tumble politics, the pivotal GOP and Democratic presidential primaries, respectively, show two…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Graduation Rates Rise, But Do Diplomas Have Value?

Goal of being college and career ready appears to be elusive

High school graduation rates have reached 82%, but graduates continue to score low on college…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Arne Duncan Speaks Out About School Discipline

Says schools must be safe havens and supportive learning environments

“We also have to take a hard look at ourselves, and our history, and the…

By Robin White Goode

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Brutalizing Black Students is Business as Usual

Cell phone video captures criminal treatment

A teenage girl is slammed to the floor by a sheriff’s deputy. The incident, which…

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South Carolina’s HBCU Leaders Meet With O’Malley

Candidate for the Democratic nomination says his plan would help HBCUs

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met with South Carolina HBCU leaders to share his vision…

By Robin White Goode

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Crowd Cheers as Confederate Flag Comes Down In South Carolina

Controversial flag removed from Statehouse after 50 years

“No one should ever drive by the Statehouse and feel pain. No one should ever…

By Michael Tolbert

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Market Response

One way or another, the flag is flying off shelves

Sales of the Confederate flag have increased following the massacre in South Carolina.

By Michael Tolbert

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The Steady Wavering Confederate Flag: The Political Response

The Civil War era symbol reemerges in political discussion

Several southern politicians have already set in motion the disassociation of their state and the…

By Michael Tolbert

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[WATCH]President Obama on Charleston Shooting: ‘I’ve Had to Make Statements Like This Too Many Times’

In his speech, Obama notes the rich history of Emanuel AME Church

President Obama addresses the mass shooting that took place Wednesday at a historical black church…

By Courtney Connley

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State Subcommittee Votes to Close South Carolina State University

SCSU President and supporters fight to keep university doors open

A South Carolina subcommittee approves a bill to close South Carolina State University for one…

By Courtney Connley

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Proposed South Caronlina Bill Requires Schools to Teach Gun Rights Course

Newly proposed bill aims to educate South Carolina students on their Second Amendment rights

South Carolina lawmakers propose bill that will require schools to teach a gun rights course…

By Courtney Connley

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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

With the need for more black male teachers, South Carolina’s Clemson University is working to…

By Courtney Connley

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Gov. Nikki Haley Appoints Rep. Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate

Scott will become the only black U.S. Senator

South Carolina has made history by appointing its first black U.S. Senator since Reconstruction

By Makkada B. Selah

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Billy Scott, 70’s R&B Singer, Dead at 70

The beloved singer had battled cancer

Scott was one of the champions of “Carolina Beach” music.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Isolation of HIV Positive Inmates in Alabama Under Review

Inmates say they feel like lepers

A federal judge will soon be deciding if it’s legal to isolate inmates with H.I.V.…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lucky Guy! Homeless South Carolina Man Wins $200k Lottery

The unidentified winner says he plans to buy a house

The unidentified winner says he plans to buy a house

By Makkada B. Selah

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Traffic Ticket Inspires 400 Pound Woman To Lose Weight

When she couldn't put on her seat belt, she knew it was time for a change

When she couldn’t put on her seat belt, she knew it was time for a…

By Sasha King

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Clyburn calls for investigation of South Carolina candidates

House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Thursday afternoon that he’s calling on both state and…

By Joyce Jones

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