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Pee Dee Black Expo brings exposure to local Black-owned businesses

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – The first-ever Pee Dee Black Expo helped elevate local, Black-owned businesses in the area on Saturday. Organizers hope the event is the first of many to come. “I think it is important because it goes beyond business,” said Rebeca Jackson, one of the event’s co-founders. “Often times when people look at…

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Voorhees University shares the spirit of Thanksgiving with Denmark families

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University faculty, staff and students donated Thanksgiving holiday baskets to families in Denmark on Nov. 22. Twenty-two groups representing the university contributed 32 baskets, boxes and gifts, which were distributed to families in the Fairridge Village and Cedar Apartments. The items were taken to St. Philip’s Chapel just prior to the…

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The Biden administration extends the student loan payment pause again

cnbcnews.com – Federal student loan borrowers — and the courts — have more time to figure out what’s going on with debt forgiveness before payments resume. The payment pause has been extended through June 30, 2023. In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, President Joe Biden emphasized his administration’s efforts to provide relief to…

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Voorhees University celebrates alumni at hall of fame ceremony

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will induct four new members into the hall of fame during the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Center. The gala is part of the 2022 homecoming week, Nov. 6 through Nov. 13. The theme is “Remember the Times.” Voorhees alumni…

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Voorhees University’s 2022 Homecoming is a time for reflection and celebration

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will celebrate its 2022 Homecoming with the theme, “Remember the Times,” selected by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Homecoming includes a week filled with activities for the entire community from Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 and reunites current students with alumni to celebrate the university. There will be a gospel…

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Federal Court Halts Biden’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness for Now

By Brandon Patterson, Oakland Post A federal appellate judge on October 21 temporarily blocked the Biden Administration from cancelling student debt in response to a lawsuit filed by six conservative states alleging they could be hurt financially by the plan. The court blocked the plan after the states appealed a lower court’s decision to throw…

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“Don’t Cry for Me” author to speak at Voorhees University

Denmark, S.C. – Award-winning author Daniel Black, Ph.D., will be the Lyceum Series speaker in November at Voorhees University. The successful writer of seven books will talk on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall. The first 125 people in attendance will receive free copies of “Don’t Cry for Me,” courtesy of the Wright…

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