Education and empowerment top GCDBC agenda

By Whitney Wright Vice Chair, Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus In March 2021, the Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus hosted a virtual forum entitled, ‘Black Girl Magic: Greenville.’ During this event, Moderator and then-GCDBC Secretary Whitney Wright interviewed

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Convention Recap: Energy + engagement = electoral success

By Elias ‘Eli’ ValentinChair, GCDP The South Carolina Democratic Party held the 2021 Convention between May 19 and May 22. During the biannual meeting of the Party, we added planks to our platform, amended Rules to our State Bylaws, and elected the Leadership of our State Party. This crucial

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Call for justice for Jamal Sutherland

 By Kwadjo Campbell,Chair, Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus “If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then

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Being a Black Woman Today

We had a dynamic conversation with five Black women representing a variety of personal and professional experiences. Their paths were often different but the undercurrents of their experiences were decidedly similar. It was a powerful and energetic event filled with positivism and shared

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SC Resists Free Money for Medicaid Expansion

By Roxanne Cordonier At first glance, expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sounds like a no-brainer fiscally. Now the Biden administration is sweetening the pot by offering expanded federal coverage to South Carolina and 11 other states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas,

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The American Rescue Plan: What’s in it for me?

By Elise Filpot In March, South Carolina and the rest of the United States marked one year since the wide-scale start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  During that year, more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and more than 8,700 South Carolina citizens have died of COVID-19.  As a consequence of trying

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Women in Leadership

Four current and former Greenville City Councilwomen come together to discuss what women’s leadership looks like in one of the country’s most up-and-coming cities. Diane Smock, Jil Littlejohn, Lillian Brock Flemming and Dorothy Dowe talked about collaboration vs. competition, the

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A Greenville Democratic summit will set our 2021 course

By Elias “Eli” Valentin II As a former coach, I am a lover of quotes. One of my favorites is from Henry Ford, and he says, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.” As we look at where we are as a Party here in Greenville, these words must […]

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Honoring Black History and looking forward

An inspirational and activating breakfast featuring powerful remarks by the Rev. Stacey Mills and the Rev. J.M. Flemming, president of the Greenville NAACP. Also Dr. Dawn Bingham addressed a number of questions and concerns about COVID, the vaccine distribution and access. Watch on YouTube or

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Being a Black Man Today

A panel of four community advocates, activists, organizers, and businessmen discuss the challenges of trying to advocate for their communities, for social and racial justice, education and more while Being a Black Man Today. Panelists are Kwadjo Campbell, Je’Varus Howard, Derrick

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