black history month

Richland County Library to offer FREE events during Black History Month

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Richland Library will highlight the achievements of African Americans across all mediums – including politics, education, the arts and sports. Throughout the month of February, the library will offer a range of activities to include author events and musical performances to movie screenings, food tastings and inventions. The more than 30 programs are free and open to…

City of Columbia to Host Black History Heritage Ball

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host a Black History Heritage Ball as part of Black History Month events. The ball will take place Sunday, February 25 from 5-8 pm at Greenview Park.  The event is open to all adults age 18 and older, say organizers. Here is information about the event from City officials: COST: Admission to the…

Karamu Black History Parade and Festival in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– You can join the city in celebrating Black History Month with a parade and festival Saturday.  The 14th Annual Karamu Black History Parade and Festival is being held  at the corner of Harden and Gervais streets. City organizers sat the festival will include exhibitors, vendors and live entertainment. Musical acts include the 69 Boyz, Marcus Hawkins, Salil Myers, Tiffany J…

City to Hold Black History Month Parade and Festival

  COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The City of Columbia is celebrating Black History Month with a parade and festival.  The 14th Annual Karamu Black History Parade and Festival is being held Saturday, February 3 at the corner of Harden and Gervais streets.  This year’s parade grand marshal is former state Representative Bakari Sellers. City organizers sat the festival will include exhibitors, vendors and live entertainment….

“Talented Tenth” Aims to Empower Young Professionals

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Talented Tenth, an organization created by Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin to raise the standard of excellence of young professionals in the African American community, will hold its annual conference the first week of February. “Talented Tenth Week: Millennials in America, the Work Ahead”, being held February 5 through 11, will feature a week of activities that are designed to bring talented, young…

Columbia Celebrates Black History

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Folks honored history and looked to the future Monday as the City of Columbia celebrated Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza. Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac-Devine and Mayor Steve Benjamin were among the speakers. The mayor says he hopes events like these help educate our youngest residents. Benjamin says, “What I hope that the…