Event Spotlight: Blaktastik

Columbia and surrounding areas, get ready for Blaktastic, a 3 day film, music, education and art festival celebrating contemporary black creative culture. So much of american popular culture imitates black culture, the line is blurred between what celebrates black culture and what tears it down. In the wave of Tyler Perry and Kevin Hart films […]

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Chapin Theatre Company’s The Hallelujah Girls

 Currently, The Chapin Theatre Company is presenting “The Hallelujah Girls, a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy. The play is currently showing at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. On Saturday July 28, I attended the show at 8PM. The theater was filled with an eager audience and the show did not disappoint. Meesh Hays portraying […]

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Show Your Talent!

 Here’s to all those kids in the St. Andrews middle school talent show and every kid for that matter who has ever performed in a talent show. It takes a lot of courage to hold a stage and perform for an audience of people you do not know. Tonight, I was invited to attend a […]

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Columbia Hosts 17th Annual Black Expo

On Saturday May 17th, the Colonial Life Arena was filled with beautiful black people of all shapes and sizes in celebration of the diversity of the African American community. While vendors of every business imaginable filled the outlining hall, seminars and entertainers performed inside the arena. Of the vendors in attendance was De Amor publishing, […]

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Quench Natural Beauty Boutique introduces Miss Naturally Crowned Carolina

Behold South Carolina’s first ever natural hair beauty pageant. The founders behind Quench Natural Beauty Boutique, Co-owners and Columbia-natives, Jessica E. Boyd and Maureen A. Ochola, hope to open Columbia’s first specialty beauty supply store for women with natural hair. The beauty pageant will feature a variety of Columbia residents between the ages of 19 […]

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