Youth & Education

Silicon Valley Investors Visit Claflin University to Discuss Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurism at HBCUs

A delegation of elected officials and venture capitalists traveled by bus to Claflin University’s Ministers’ Hall recently to learn how historically black colleges (HBCUs) are preparing students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and technology professionals. South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn (D-6th District); Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D- 13th District); and California Congressman Ro…

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Bonds-Wilson High School Alumni Association Announces Rueben Smith Scholarship Award Recipients

The Bonds-Wilson High School Alumni Association (BWHSAA) strives each year to provide scholarships to students who meet the application criteria and reside in the Tri-county area (Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester). The Bonds-Wilson High School Scholarship has been in existence since 1992. However, the demise of Mr. Rueben Smith, a diligent worker and a dedicated supporter…

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Incumbents Hold On To CCSD Board Seats

By Barney Blakeney Several races in the 2018 general election may have been more contentious, but few were as unpredictable as the races for seats on Charleston County Consolidated School Board. Voters elected four members to the board in races that featured three incumbent county school board members. Elected to the board were incumbents Cindy…

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Civil Rights Grant Project Kick-Off Meeting Rescheduled

Charleston County Zoning and Planning Department will host a community meeting to introduce a project recording the oral histories of students that attended W. Gresham Meggett School on November 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the W. Gresham Meggett School (currently the Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy) located at 1929 Grimball Road, Charleston, SC 29412.…

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South Carolina College Students Awarded Tourism Scholarships

Nine South Carolina college students from hospitality-related programs were given Tourism Student Awards last week during a ceremony at the Lace House in Columbia. The students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement related to hospitality and tourism in South Carolina, including culinary studies. The students were: 1. Hailey Hunter, who majored in Parks, Recreation and…

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South Carolina State royalty: Damien Smith, Teonna Breland to be crowned at coronation

On Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m., the Coronation Ceremony for Teonna Breland, 81st Miss South Carolina State University, and Damien Smith, 5th Mister South Carolina State University, will be held in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. Inspired by 1961 film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the theme for this year’s ceremony is “A Celebration of Timeless Elegance.”…

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Grambling State Approved to Offer Cybersecurity Degree

By Stacy M. Brown,NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Grambling State University has been approved to offer the state’s first Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity. The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors provided their approval and support for the university’s program, according to a news release. The next step in the process is approval from…

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November 7 College of Charleston Presentation To Discuss ‘Dem Bones’ Uncovered During Gailliard Auditorium Renovation

By Barney Blakeney When construction crews renovating the Gailliard Auditorium in 2013 uncovered the remains of 36 Africans and individuals of African descent buried during the 1700s – the earliest found in Charleston so far – an inquisition began that created a student-led grassroots effort aimed at awakening the consciousness of the community in recognizing…

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Scholarships for USC School of Law, Charleston School of Law Students Recognize Commitment to Careers Serving the Public Interest

Two South Carolina law students will be awarded scholarships Thursday, November 1 at noon in the Francis Marion Hotel’s Colonial Room by the Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ), the union representing 1,400 federal administrative law judges at the Social Security Administration during the AALJ’s annual meeting in Charleston. “As judges for a public agency which serves…

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