A plate of vegan soul food from A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen. Photo credit: Folami Geter
Charleston Chronicle

Celebrate food culture with the Friends of African American Art & Culture

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) explores food culture across the African Diaspora and the benefits of plant-based eating on Thursday, May 2, 2019. […read more]

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Barre3 Charleston Hosts Suicide Prevention Fundraiser in Downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Barre3 Charleston announced this week an evening to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention and mental wellness. Thursday, April 18, the historic American Theatre and William Aiken House in downtown Charleston will host a night to move, sweat and breathe in honor of those lost to suicide and the loved ones they left behind. Attendees are encouraged to show up no matter what journey they have been on and to SPREAD LOVE and SUPPORT for one another […read more]

Akua Page and Chris Cato, co-founders of The Geechee Experience
Black History

The Geechee Experience Entertains and Educates in Endeavor to Preserve Geechee Culture

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Akua Page and Chris Cato have taken the Lowcountry by storm with their creation, The Geechee Experience. A cultural movement that fuses education with entertainment, The Geechee Experience “is a cultural platform that was created by Geechee millennials on a mission to preserve their culture and language,” the group maintains. […read more]

Manny Houston
Charleston Chronicle

Manny Houston joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “Mess Around: A Tribute to Ray Charles”

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — South Carolina native and College of Charleston grad, Manny Houston, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on April 20, 2019 to pay tribute to Ray Charles. Known as the ‘Genius of Soul,’ Ray pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s and 60s by combining blues, jazz and gospel styles. […read more]

Charleston Chronicle

“The Public” Premieres in Charleston

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — After almost a year of conversations with producers, the Library Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Charleston Friends of the library have finally landed an early premier date for “The Public,” a film about the challenges faced by libraries, city governments, and social service agencies particularly with regard to the homelessness.  […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

Motown in the Moonlight series premieres May 4 at the Mount Pleasant Pier with Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Sway to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson with the stunning sunset views of the Charleston Harbor as your backdrop. Charleston County Parks is excited to introduce Motown in the Moonlight, a new summer dance series. On May 4, the Mount Pleasant Pier will come alive with the “sound that changed America” as this series kicks off with music provided by Bobby Alvarez and the Supernaturals. […read more]

Charleston Chronicle

Increasing H.O.P.E. Announces Annual Free Financial Literacy Month Event

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center is pleased to announce its 14th presentation of Money Fair Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Royal Life Center at 4750 Abraham Avenue in North Charleston. In addition to providing financial literacy and education during its annual community outreach, the non-profit organization will host the 2nd Annual Pastors & Leaders Money Roundtable at 11:00 am. […read more]

Queen Quet
Charleston Chronicle

Barbados to Welcome the Queen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will journey to the island of Barbados with co-founder of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™, Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™).  They have put out a global call for others of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora and those that support the continuation of the rich cultural African heritage of the islands to join them in celebration June 21-23 on the island of Barbados.  […read more]

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Camp Imagination is designed just for 
children and teens who are deaf or blind

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Children and teens who are deaf or blind will have a great time this summer at an imagination camp designed just for them. Scheduled for June 16-20, 2019, Camp Imagination will focus on STEAM Based Learning: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It will also offer field trips, goalball, and other adapted games in a fun environment. […read more]

Charleston Chronicle

Senior Citizen Housing: An Issue That Has Come Of Age

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — The spotlight may have been cast on residents at Grand Oak Apartments West Ashley in Charleston, but it’s an issue many senior citizens have faced more in recent years – having affordable housing that’s decent, safe and offers some comforts as they grow older. The situation at Grand Oak Apartments simply highlights what likely will become more prevalent. […read more]

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Black Prisoners Join National Prison Strike

“I think we have as a country has been involved for so long in the War on Drugs and the War on Crime that we have forgotten that it’s not normal. We have a whole generation of children for whom it’s normal to be pulled over, be arrested and shuttled into the system. We have been in a catastrophic prison crisis for decades now. And conditions have gotten even worse. South Carolina was a wake-up call for people.” […read more]


What This Cruel War Was Over

  (The Atlantic) – This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the flag” which did not reflect “the people in Read More

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No Reason to Celebrate Tim Scott

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The polite side of me congratulates Tim Scott on being named Senator for the state of South Carolina.  Alright, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to business. The appointment of Scott was Read More