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

By Editor | November 27, 2022 |

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…

Stroll to the Polls – Election Day November 8

By Editor | October 30, 2022 |

Benedict College celebrates historic win streak, first season ever nationally ranked

By Editor | October 27, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Benedict College is celebrating a historic win streak as Homecoming week is underway. Thursday night six alumni athletes are being inducted into the Benedict College Hall of Fame during a banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton on Bush River Road. Organizers said this year’s Homecoming game against the Clark Atlanta Panthers…

Justice Barrett rejects group’s effort to block Biden’s student debt relief program from taking effect

By Editor | October 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Justice Barrett rejects group’s effort to block Biden’s student debt relief program from taking effect

By Zoë Richards and Kelly O’Donnell, NBC.com Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday denied a request by a Wisconsin taxpayers group to halt the implementation of President Joe Biden’s federal student loan forgiveness program. Barrett, who is responsible for emergency applications from Wisconsin, rejected the Brown County Taxpayers Association request to block the program just days…

Voorhees University, Inspiration 360, Black Liberation Fund hosting a drop the charges expungement event

By Editor | October 10, 2022 |

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University is joining local and statewide organizations (Inspiration 360 and Black Liberation Fund) to help citizens of South Carolina clear criminal records and get a new start in life. The non-partisan Drop the Charges Expungement event will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Voorhees University School…

Officials say an additional 100K SC homes now have access to broadband

By Editor | October 5, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Congressman James Clyburn touted the state’s progress in expanding broadband access. They say there is still plenty of work left to do. According to officials from the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff’s State Broadband Office, one year into the state’s efforts, over 100,000 additional households now…

Remembering domestic violence victims in SC

By Editor | October 5, 2022 |

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Tuesday, the 25th Annual Silent Witness ceremony was held at the South Carolina State Capitol to remember those who lost their lives in 2022. Family members placed 49 life-size silhouettes at the steps of the capitol as a bell was rung to represent…

Study Finds Community College System Fails to Produce Equitable Outcomes for Black Students

By Editor | October 3, 2022 |

BlackPressUSA (NNPA NEWSWIRE) — According to a new report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on the state of Black students at community colleges, an alarming 70 percent of Black students experienced food or housing insecurity or homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlighted that while Black students remain disproportionately represented…

Horry County School District looks to fill 57 bus driver vacancies

By Editor | September 23, 2022 |

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County School District is one of the largest districts in the state with 54 schools and 8 million square feet of space that make up their schools and facilities. They operate 379 school buses. “Our bus drivers drive almost 5 million miles a year and they transport over 20…