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Listen up! Long tradition of HBCU marching bands a reason to celebrate

Wade Johnson, director of bands at Benedict College, on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The Marching Tiger Band of Distinction is award winning and performs nationally. BY TRUDI GILFILLIAN | NOVEMBER 04, 2021 12:50 PM Outside, the drizzle continued to fall, the perfect end to a rainy, dreary Thursday, but inside the walls of the Second …

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Great interview with Dr. Eric Crawford, Director of the Benedict College Honors Program

In Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands (USC Press, 2021) musicologist Eric Crawford traces Gullah/Geechee songs from their beginnings in West Africa to their height as songs for social change and Black identity in the twentieth-century American South. While much has been done to study, preserve, and interpret Gullah …

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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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