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Gov. Henry McMaster Provides $6 Million in GEER Funds for Community Computer Labs

Labs Will Provide Internet Access to Communities in Broadband Deserts March 30, 2021 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today awarded $6 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to the University of South Carolina (UofSC), who, in partnership with Benedict College, will establish eight Apple computer labs statewide. The labs will be strategically located …

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Benedict College announces partnership with ECPI for cybersecurity program

https://youtu.be/HHLC1l9bc-I COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Benedict College graduates will soon have a leg up in protecting information online. Monday morning, Benedict College announced that, upon the completion of the bachelor of science in cybersecurity degree program requirements, Benedict graduates with a cumulative  GPA of 2.5 will be guaranteed admissions to ECPI and receive priority acceptance into …

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Joe Biden said he’d invest in Black colleges. They hope Kamala Harris can help.

Feature photo: Vice President Kamala Harris is the first graduate of a historically Black college or university to hold her elected office. Harris attended Howard University Leaders of historically Black colleges and universities say they hope high-profile graduates in the Biden administration, including Vice President Kamala Harris, will push for increased federal support for their …

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Edwards vs. South Carolina historical marker in Columbia, SC

Feature photo: Reverend James Edwards, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Edwards vs. South Carolina | Photo via COLAtoday team On March 3, 2021, the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina unveiled a new historical marker to commemorate the 60-year anniversary of the State House march.  On Mar. 2, 1961, hundreds of high school + college students …

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S.C. governor names state’s first chief resilience officer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named the man who will lead the state’s Office of Resilience. Ben Duncan, who is currently director of the state’s Disaster Recovery Office, will lead the office, McMaster said Tuesday. In his current role, Duncan oversees grant programs that focus on rebuilding or repairing homes damaged …

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Benedict College scores grand prize at ASCEND HBCU Sports Conference

In February HBCU Times Magazine partnered with Marcus Howard, founder of the 2021 ASCEND HBCU Sports Conference and Career Expo-Super Bowl Event to host a virtual celebration to present Benedict College with the competition’s grand prize. $15k winnings will be used for new Gaming Innovation Center Columbia, S.C. – In February HBCU Times Magazine partnered with …

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Illustrator Sanford Greene paving the way for Black heroes, and the artists behind them

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sanford Greene’s work is a colorful, action-packed testament to why Black heroes matter, inside of comic books and out. Greene, a South Carolina native, is a comic book industry veteran. Over the years his art has been featured in Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image Comics, to name a few.   His illustrations don’t …

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SC opens phase 1b of vaccine rollout; here’s a full list of who’s eligible

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – South Carolina officials announced the state will move to phase 1b of its vaccine distribution plan on Monday, March 8. This will allow roughly 2.7 million people in the state to get the vaccine, officials said. It includes teachers, essential workers, and everyone 55 and older. People at higher risk for …

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