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South Carolina women unanimous No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25
October 20, 2022
Dawn Staley and South Carolina picked up right where they left off: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll. ... read more »
In South Carolina, Harris Urges Students to Vote in Midterms
September 23, 2022
 Vice President Kamala Harris visited two historically Black colleges in South Carolina to push for voter registration as she focuses on places and demographics that will be key to Democrats’ chances to hold on to Congress in the midterm elections. ... read more »
No Charges for Officers in Fatal South Carolina Shooting
June 16, 2022
A prosecutor in South Carolina decided on June 14, not to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man who lunged at them with a broken piece of wood from a chair after family members warned them the victim was mentally ill. ... read more »
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Staley leads South Carolina over UConn for second NCAA title
April 4, 2022
Dawn Staley hoisted the championship trophy high, strutted around the court and stopped for a brief victory dance. She handed over the hardware to South Carolina’s student band, then headed back to midcourt for more merriment. ... read more »
City posts white desegregation story on Black History Month
February 24, 2022
A South Carolina city is apologizing for a social media post promoting Black History Month that focused on the white mayor's experience as a high schooler during desegregation. ... read more »
Help Find Daniel: Search continues for Missing Geologist, 24
October 8, 2021
Unsurprised that there was no updated information from the Buckeye police about the case, the family has sought its own private investigator to proceed with exhausting all efforts and resources to search for the missing geologist. The father, David Robinson II, has taken the helms of locating his son. He recounts receiving a call from his daughter, who lives in Phoenix, on June 23, alerting him in South Carolina that Daniel was missing; she was informed by one of Daniel’s coworkers. ... read more »
Expanded Child Tax Credit
July 10, 2021
This month, we are again making progress on one significant front in the fight against poverty. American families will begin receiving monthly Child Tax Credit checks on July 15; thanks to an expansion of the popular program in the American Rescue Plan (ARP), that was signed into law by President Biden in March with only Democratic support. The Center for Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University projects that this provision will cut the child poverty rate in half this year. ... read more »
Black Farmer in South Carolina Wants New Land to be ‘a Place to Heal’
July 6, 2021
Farming and working the land has been ``a form of liberation and healing'' and ``an essential part of my identity,'' Pollard wrote for the online fundraiser. ... read more »
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President Biden Announces First Nominees for Board to Review Civil Rights Era Cold Cases
June 17, 2021
Fourteen years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center sent the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice a list of 74 cold cases involving African Americans allegedly murdered in racially motivated circumstances by White people between 1952 and 1968. ... read more / view gallery »
George Floyd Family Meets with President Biden at the White House, Lawmakers on Capitol Hill
June 3, 2021
The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March, but the bill has stalled in the even-divided Senate. The measure would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from racial, religious, and discriminatory profiling. ... read more »
Recognizing the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
June 3, 2021
The Tulsa Race Massacre is a prime example of inflaming issues and ignoring history. They both significantly lead to the inability and failure to learn the real lessons that true history can teach us. It was the inflammatory reporting of the chance encounter of a young Black man, Dick Rowland; and a young white elevator operator, Sarah Page, that ignited one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in our nation’s history. ... read more »
Gas Crunch from Cyberattack Intensifies in Nation’s Capital
May 15, 2021
Gas shortages at the pumps have spread from the South, all but emptying stations in Washington, D.C., following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline. ... read more »
May 9: An enslaved African named Caesar was released in exchange for his cure for poison and rattlesnake bites in S. Carolina, 1750
May 9, 2021
May 9: An enslaved African named Caesar was released in exchange for his cure for poison and rattlesnake bites in S. Carolina, 1750 ... read more »
Hester Ford, Oldest Living American, Dies
April 20, 2021
A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. ... read more »
Obama speechwriter’s memoir ‘Grace’ to come out in 2022
February 4, 2021
The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal. Cody Keenan's memoir is set around the time a white supremacist murdered nine Black parishioners in South Carolina.``Grace: A President, His Speechwriter, and Ten Days in the Battle for America'' will be published in Fall 2022, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced Tuesday. ... read more »
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