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South Carolina HBCU Now Offering Four Year Degrees

Clinton College, one of nation’s two-year historically Black colleges, has grown to four-year collegiate status. Joining more than one hundred HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), the college now offers four-year bachelor degrees to its students. “Historically Black colleges and universities have always been at the forefront of social change in our nation, and now…

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Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship

No different than the impact industry had on America’s business model of the early 20th century, new technological innovations have significantly changed all aspects of business, from the way people consume to how brands engage consumers. “We are on the threshold of a new business paradigm,” said Cheryl Grace, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community…

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Does Racism Have an Impact on Health?

By K. Barrett Bilali, Miami Times kbbilali@miamitimesonline.com Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities. One researcher is using his foundation-funded fellowships to dive into the barriers to good health in the Black community, namely…

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National Trust Raises Over $10 Million to Preserve Historic Black Sites

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that one year after the launch of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund the organization has hit a funding milestone, raising more than $10M dollars for this $25M initiative. The Action Fund aims to uplift stories of African American…

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Stacey Abrams Ends Historic Gubernatorial Run

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The State of Georgia’s Democratic Gubernatorial nominee has ended her historic run for governor in a controversial political race that has captured the attention of the country. In a press conference held today at 5 p.m. at her Kirkwood headquarters, Abrams acknowledged GOP candidate and former Secretary…

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Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The FBI has released its 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known offenders. By comparison there were 7,509 victims and 5,727 known offenders in 2016, according to the data. “This report…

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College Marching Bands to Compete in Inaugural National Collegiate Marching Band Championship Bowl

The National Collegiate Marching Band Championship Bowl (NCMBCB) Organizing Committee and Experience Columbia SC Sports is pleased to welcome five prominent bands that will compete in the inaugural National Collegiate Marching Band Championship Bowl December 1, 2018 at Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. This event will showcase the talents and skills…

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In Wake of Professor’s Comments, Katherine Johnson is Still Celebrated in Physics

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For many, the words of a senior scientist who said physics “was invented and built by men,” stung. The words earlier this month of Professor Alessandro Strumia, who was suspended from working with the European nuclear research center, Cern, served as a reminder of the great accomplishments…

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The Florida Election and the Ghost of Gore-Bush

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Democrat Andrew Gillum officially withdrew his concession to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race on Saturday. Gillum’s announcement came after the Secretary of State announced a recount of their race and that of the Florida Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and…

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