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Beyond the box – The Chronicle


As volunteer advocates at the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), a nonprofit that works with individuals toward goals of financial independence, we often work alongside justice-involved community members (those who have come into contact with any part of the criminal justice system) who routinely confront a society that continues to punish them long after they leave detention in the criminal-legal system. As they begin the slow work of rebuilding their lives and rejoining their respective communities, they must navigate limited housing options, employers who refuse to hire them, bureaucratic and nightmarish expungement processes and a public conditioned to fear and disregard them. One consistent barrier is the “Box”—a question on the initial employment application…

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Augusta African-American Historical Society to hold presentations – News – The Augusta Chronicle


The Augusta African-American Historical Society Inc. will launch a series of historical presentations on black Augustans who have made outstanding contributions locally and throughout the world.

Bobby Donaldson, professor of history at the University of South Carolina, will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Paine College’s HEAL Complex with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The goal is to develop interest in local black history and working with the historical society.

One of the society’s accomplishments is the 22 monuments along Laney Walker Boulevard that feature many of the persons who will be highlighted in the…

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African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic” October 11 – The Charleston Chronicle


Dr. Vanessa Gamble will present the 2018 Warren A. Sawyer Lecture entitled, “Forgotten in ‘America’s Forgotten Pandemic’: African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic”. Her talk is timed to commemorate the centennial of the 1918 influenza, which was particularly virulent in Charleston from October to November 1918. The lecture, hosted by MUSC’s Waring Historical Library, will be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Basic Science Building Auditorium on the MUSC campus.

Gamble is a professor of Medical Humanities at George Washington University. She is the first woman and first African American to hold this prestigious, endowed faculty position. She is also Professor of Health Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and…

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African-American Real Estate Professionals to Escalate Push for New Policies – The Charleston Chronicle


NAREB President Jeff Hicks PHOTO: Imagine Photography

By Hazel Trice Edney

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. – yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.

This is the reason that members of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), a 71-year-old organization of Black real estate professionals, are pushing for Congress and policy influencers to take action after a NAREB-issued report and a panel of independent housing experts confirmed pervasive discrimination in homeownership.

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), member, House Financial Services Committee,…

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The Chronicle On Duke’s First African-American Football Players


The Chronicle has a really fine article up on the experiences of Ernie Jackson and Clarence “C.G.” Newsome, the first two African-American players to play football for Duke.

It’s an eye opener in many ways and something we really recommend everyone read. These two men shared a lot but came away with very different feelings about their experiences at Duke.

There is one mistake in this column though: UCLA’s Lew Alcindor never played in Cameron. There were two games scheduled in North Carolina during Alcindor’s freshmen year when freshmen were not eligible for varsity play.

John Wooden was upset about how (at least) one of his players was treated but it was not Alcindor who could not travel with the varsity. We seem to remember reading that Wooden was angry about how Kenny…

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African American Tourism Conference To Be Held September 29 – The Charleston Chronicle


By Barney Blakeney

The Wando-Huger Community Development Corporation September 29 will present at the Beatty Center on the College of Charleston campus the sixth annual African American Tourism Conference. The conference will focus on the $2.4 billion dollar African-American sector of the tourism industry in South Carolina. As in previous years, the conference’s goal is to promote the increase of African American business participation in that industry. Kwadjo Campbell, a principle partner in JC& Assc., LLC, facilitators for the conference, said this year’s conference will explore ideas and activities that expand the sphere of initiatives beyond the Metropolitan Charleston area.

“Over the past five years the goal has been to grow public policies that put resources into…

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