black history month

Local doctors address racial inequalities in health care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Racism and inequalities can be seen throughout black history and while there has been progress, discrimination is still present today. When it comes to health care doctors say many African Americans are reluctant to seek medical care due to distrust that comes from a history of inequitable medical treatment. Doctor Damon Daniels with Wellspring Family Medicine…

Celebrating Black History Month: Cecil J. Williams

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Cecil J. Williams celebrating Black History Month

Cecil J. Williams was born on Novembr 26, 1937 and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Growing up, he helped his father, Cecil Williams Sr., who worked as a tailor.  According to SCAfricanAmerican.com, he was given a camera at nine years old, and by 15, he was working as a professional freelance photographer. It was during this time, Williams captured significant…

Celebrating Black History Month: Drink Small

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Drink Small celebrating Black History Month

  Born on January 28, 1933, Drink Small (Yes, that is his real name), grew up in a sharecropper family in the small rural community of Bishopville, South Carolina. Small came from humble beginnings, educated in a two-room schoolhouse, and in addition to his studies, taught himself how to play the guitar around seven years old. After graduating high school,…

Celebrating Black History Month: Darius Rucker

Tyler Ryan shares details about South Carolina's Darius Rucker celebrating Black History Month

  Country Music Superstar Darius Rucker was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 13th 1966.       Rucker first gained fame as founder and lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, a group he formed while attending the University of South Carolina.  Hootie and the Blowfish proved to be a huge success with five studio albums and six top 40 hits…

Commission for Minority Affairs to recognize African Americans in health, wellness

SCCMA plans to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting Blacks contributions to healthcare

Image: SCCMA Columbia, SC (WOLO) — As Black History Month draws near, the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs are set to celebrate the many contributions that African Americans have made in the world of healthcare. This year, SCCMA’s Black History month theme is ‘Black Health and Wellness that will be highlighted throughout the month of February. The agency says…