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7:38 am on Friday April 27, 2012

North Charleston to Host 6th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to present its 6th annual African American fiber art exhibition, Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folkflore. The exhibition will be on display at North Charleston City Hall daily from May...
4:04 am on Tuesday December 6, 2011

Planning for International African American Museum (Update: Arrival Square)

Image by City of Charleston The proposed site for the museum.Update December 6: While planning is still underway for the International African American Museum, a new angle has emerged in the discussion of a new "Arrival Square". The spot would be a...
2:24 pm on Sunday November 27, 2011

"Happy Being Nappy" on the Grand Strand

Photo by Grand Strand Naturals Grand Strand Naturals is a resource that is open to the community and the goal is to help each other…one natural at a time. Eighteen months ago I made the decision to "go natural."  For those who don’t know what that...
8:01 am on Monday April 18, 2011

Yes, Oyotunji African Village is still out there in Beaufort County (update: more coverage from bored reporters)

Flickr user bobthelomond Updated April 18: Seems whenever there's a reporter out there without a weekend assignment and he or she just needs to file something they head on out to the Oyotunji African Village. This time the Charleston Post and...
8:10 am on Monday February 28, 2011

Native is a new Charleston magazine for the African American community

Charleston has a new print and online publication aimed at its African-American community: The bi-monthly "Native." Greg Hambrick over at the Charleston City Paper caught up with publisher Deona Smith and has a nice profile of what and why; take a...
10:50 am on Monday June 1, 2009

Smithsonian offers help to preserve African American history (updated)

Update June 1: Here's a rundown of the event along with some descriptions of the more interesting items by The Post and Courier. Also, here's a nice preview of the event along with some example items that The Charleston City Paper had done and I had...
1:34 pm on Monday November 10, 2008

Local doctor hopes Obama presidency will promote health

Local physician, Dr. Thaddeus Bell, thinks that Barack and Michelle Obama will serve as good role models for the black community to practice healthy lifestyles. Here's a bit from the Post and Courier: 'Historically, we have not had role models...
6:37 am on Thursday September 25, 2008

MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts

Image by Jonathan GreenImage by 20080922moja.jpg This painting by Jonathan Green was selected for the 2008 MOJA Poster. Jazz, dance, film, theater, drums, paintings and more, the Charleston's 25th annual MOJA Arts Festival aims to highlight the "...
7:16 am on Sunday July 20, 2008

Mt. Pleasant history squeezed by urban sprawl

Image by flickr user millicent_bystander New developments are a threat too much of the Lowcountry's cultural areas. As Mount Pleasant continues to boom, it is having to find a way to balance growth with history. And, in at least one case it seems...
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