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In the wake of last year’s racial justice protests and Derek Chauvin’s conviction for George Floyd’s murder, many are wondering about meaningful actions we can take to make our communities more equitable places. 

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Many nonprofit leaders say that increased financial support from funders and the government helped their organizations fare better through 2020 than originally anticipated, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.Based on a survey conducted in February of CEP's Grantee Voic…

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As excited as we were to host a successful, in-person event, I think that the ArtFields Team needed some time to catch our breath and reflect on the experience.

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We have all experienced loss in some form or another because of COVID-19. Loss triggers the grief process, known as the five stages of grief. Understanding and recognizing this process is crucial in knowing what to do when experiencing paralyzing anxiety, irritability or depression. Accordin…

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South Carolina Humanities and the Center for Civil Rights History and Research are pleased to present a community screening and discussion of the documentary film “Meltdown in Dixie.” The film chronicles the recent conflict over the flying of a Confederate flag outside of an ice cream shop i…

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We at NCRP sit with heavy hearts over the continued anti-Asian violence that has been going on across the nation during the last year, including this week’s shootings of Tan Xiajie, Julie Park, Feng Daoyou, Park Hyeon Jeong, Delaina Ashley Yaun and Paul Andre Michaels in Atlanta. We acknowle…

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New York, NY — The Academy of American Poets, the nation’s leading champion of poets and poetry, has selected three students’ poems to share for the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration on January 20. The three poems were chosen from nearly one thousand poems submitted by students by Pr…

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“The heart of the South Carolina Democratic Party for a long time has stopped beating. Politics coursed through my dear friend Don Fowler’s veins. Although he has passed on, his legacy remains strong in the beloved Democratic Party he helped build and sustain.

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In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and respect the…

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A racial awakening occurred in summer 2020 that has seen communities wrestle with a reckoning that, at this moment, feels unprecedented. We, at ICS, acknowledge that this moment is centuries overdue.

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Have you ever read a news article about an "alleged" crime or event and wondered why it sounds like even the writer of the piece wasn't sure what happened? This isn't just because journalists are hurrying to be the first to break a story: It's actually to prevent a libel lawsuit.

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In the midst of massive COVID-19 pandemic disruption, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) and U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) brought forth a bi-partisan proposal to offer tax relief to small businesses, residents and local newspapers.

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Since March 4, 2020, UNLADYLIKE2020 has been releasing short films and a broadcast hour on PBS American Masters profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. The final, 26th, episode of the series wil…

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The year 2020 has been one that even the most prepared people likely were not ready for.  As city officials, we often take classes on how to prepare for disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural happenings. There is no course, book, or teacher that could prepare us for e…

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In mid-March, Senior Citizens Association along with many partners and volunteers took an active and assertive role in combating food insecurity and reducing senior hunger among the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Florence County.

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If the past few months have shown us anything, it is that there is no going back to normal. Beyond the unimaginable thought of full subway trains and crowded restaurants and bars, our “normal” was horribly flawed.

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John William Boehne III’s uncle influenced him to join the V-12 College Training program while attending Indiana University in Bloomington. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, attending midshipman school at Columbia University in New York. After becoming an ensign, Boehne went to Little Creek, …

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For early childhood educators, the double pandemic of coronavirus and racism gripping our nation presents a complex set of challenges—and opportunities for change. In this moment of deep crisis, there are glimpses of a more just and equitable future ahead, and many action steps we can each t…

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Our hearts are heavy this week with the images of George Floyd being suffocated in police custody. On the heels of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Corey Jones, Oscar Grant, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland, and more, we need to look no further than our own communities to find current e…

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The recent violent and unnecessary death of Mr. George Floyd and other people of color has placed the spotlight on the enormous reality that institutional and societal racism in this country is not only pervasive, but it is getting worse by the day. The Sisters of Charity  Foundation of Sout…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Stephen Colbert joined the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today to encourage South Carolinians to continue to do their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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To help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nonprofit sector, a group of philanthropic and nonprofit leaders is asking Congress to increase the mandatory payout rate for private foundations and donor-advised funds (DAFs) to 10 percent.In a letter addressed to House Speaker Nan…

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Over the years, we’ve amassed an amazing group of judges and jurors who have worked with us. We picked their brains for tips on how artists, especially those with nontraditional works or backgrounds, can break out and get noticed.

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    Often during the last few weeks, I have been feeling a sense of helplessness. You probably know what I mean. So many things are out of our control. But there are some things we CAN do to make a difference.  One thing we can do is educate ourselves.

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During this pandemic we need your help more than ever before.  According to National Multifamily Housing Council, as of April 5th only 69% of renters made their April rent payment. Just today, they announced that there are more than 22 million people who have lost their jobs and filed for un…

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Designating a day or a month to draw attention to a cause has become a trend over the course of recent years. These days or months can be celebratory or somber. Depending on the intention and thoughtfulness of how such observances are designed, they can serve as important public service anno…

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Postponing ArtFields was a very difficult decision for us as we are well aware of the benefit it brings to artists, attendees, and the town of Lake City. As soon as we’re able to safely hold our event, we’ll look towards getting it back on the calendar. In the meantime, however, we’rebringing the energy and spirit of […]

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Mr. Rogers is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

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Here’s a shout out to South Carolina’s 98 newspapers.It is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. In these times when the media is increasingly accused of lying, it is appropriate to look at important stor…