Together We Stand

The following content was published in The State Newspaper – South Carolina on Tuesday, October 13, 2015:   Disaster, tragedy, and devastation can bring the worst out in people.  Here in South Carolina recent floods as a residual affect of hurricane Joaquin have brought out the best in people.  Just as with other natural disasters […]

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Watching A Bill Become A Law

This week the theme song from Schoolhouse Rock animated special “I’m Just A Bill” which explained the legislative process has been on continuous loop in my head.  On Monday, July 6th debate on a controversial and historic South Carolina Senate Bill began.  Bill S. 897 introduced by Senator Vincent Sheheen was for removal of the Confederate […]

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My Southern Heritage

My southern heritage includes enslaved blacks working for white plantation owners in Clarendon County located in South Carolina.  This is my response to those who say the Confederate battle flag that flies on the South Carolina State House grounds is part of southern heritage.  Every story has two sides and my side traces back through […]

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Even In The Rain…They Came

~~~ Within the secrecy of her chambers on a Friday evening South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed portions of the state budget that included funding for a one time teacher raise, money for victims of sexual assaults as well as funding for the SC Arts Commission.  We all know how important education and victims assistance […]

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