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A History of Columbia HBCUs

Hey, Cola. Today we are going on a historical journey to take a deep dive into HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We’re going all the way back to HBCUs’ first ties to South Carolina, so let’s get started.  What is an HBCU?  The term + acronym first came from the Higher Education Act of 1965, when federal funding was expanded to …

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Statewide mask requirement would slow COVID-19 spread, DHEC epidemiologist says

BY JOSEPH BUSTOS | The State | JUNE 24, 2020 04:04 PM COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina’s top epidemiologist said Wednesday that requirements statewide to wear masks would be more effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. “As we continue to witness the rise in cases, if we work at strengthening mask requirements one municipality …

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A free drive-through COVID-19 testing event at Benedict College’s football stadium in Columbia, SC.

A free drive-through COVID-19 testing event was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium. Hundreds of people lined up outside the stadium to get tested, while Benedict students inside the stadium assembled medical supply bags to be given out. Dozens of local organizations came together to sponsor the …

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Hundreds head to Benedict College stadium for free coronavirus testing

by Celeste Brown-Cannon, Tom Lanahan, Sooji Nam Friday, June 19th 2020 COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) June 19, 2020 — Hundreds of people headed to Charlie W. Johnson Stadium Friday to begin free coronavirus testing. Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God of the Breakfast Club and comedian, television host Stephen Colbert are hosting this event. Read More

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