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Lucille Whipper’s 90th Birthday Celebration Invites Guests to Join the IAAM – The Charleston Chronicle


The Honorable Lucille S. Whipper

The Honorable Lucille S. Whipper, retired educator and former member of the S.C. House of Representatives (1986-1996), is celebrating her 90th birthday on June 16, 2018 at the Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street from 5:00 to 8:00pm. In lieu of personal gifts, guests are invited to become charter members of IAAM (International African American Museum in Charleston).

Most recently, the illustrious community leader was the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charleston Branch of the NAACP, the Legacy Award from the Sophia Institute and the Lifetime Achievement Legacy Award by the Sister Summit Foundation. In 2015, she received the Commitment to Justice Award from the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation and in 2013,…

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Dr. Fahamu Pecou returns to Charleston for conversation and “Visible Man” signing – The Charleston Chronicle


 

Dr. Anthony Greene will speak on stage with Fahamu Pecou at the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street, on Saturday, June 9 at 4:00PM. Following the conversation, there will be a reception at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street. Admission for the conversation and reception is free and the event is open to the public.

Pecou will be signing copies of Visible Man, the catalogue published by the Halsey Institute for his 2016 exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance organized in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, during the reception at the Halsey Institute’s galleries. If interested, guests may bring their own copies of the catalogue to be signed and copies will be…

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While Old Struggles Continue, the New Fight for Justice is in the Digital Arena – The Charleston Chronicle


By Hazel Trice Edney

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Amidst this historic year of 2018 – marked by 50th anniversaries and landmarks of the civil rights movement – one thing remains clear:

“While a lot has changed for African Americans and other people of color in this country since 1968, many things have not. Even after the historic two-term election of the first African-American president of the United States, full racial equality remains a distant goal.”

Secondly, “Progress toward this goal must currently be pursued under the national leadership of a president whose rhetoric and actions have done more to fan the flames of racism and divisiveness rather than inspire greater equality.”

Dr. Valerie Rawlston, director, Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race,…

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The New HR Association in Town – The Charleston Chronicle


In 1998, twelve African American HR Professionals from twelve different cities met in Orlando, Florida with a mission. This group decided to form a national organization to help African Americans in Human Resources with challenges they faced in advancing their careers, becoming aware of pitfalls that inhibit career advancement and finding support groups to provide tips to resolve those issues or allow individuals to vent about their challenges. 

This newly formed organization, The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) addressed issues faced by African Americans in Human Resources on a senior, mid and entry level.  This organization provided solutions to possibly help African Americans answer their concerns and further their careers.  Today,…

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Hard work and harmony earn Blackville Community Choir statewide award – News – The Augusta Chronicle


The Blackville Community Choir received a prestigious statewide arts award recognizing them for 53 years of hard work and harmony.

The choir was one of five recipients of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award on Wednesday, May 2 during SC Arts Awards Day in Columbia. The award for traditional artists recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to keeping their tradition alive and have, in turn, used their art to benefit those around them, according to information about the award.

“The Blackville Community Choir has provided outstanding community service to the citizens of Blackville and surrounding communities over the years. Most importantly they have kept alive the songs and hymns that are a vital part of our culture and heritage,…

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Editorial: No Paine, no gain – Opinion – The Augusta Chronicle


It’s hard to tell who was more humble – the giver or the receiver.

Call it a tie.

Of Peter Knox IV’s $1 million gift last week to financially challenged Paine College, President Jerry L. Hardee said Knox “has taken a leap of faith in Paine College. I have to work hard to justify Peter Knox’s faith in me as president.”

For his part Knox said it’s not about him, but about making sure there are “more, not fewer, centers for learning and growth.”

Certainly it’s a statement that this community values Paine, a historically black college on the verge of extinction a few years ago but attempting a rebound under the protection of a court order.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put Paine on probation in 2014, and in 2016 revoked its membership, for failing…

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