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The Importance of Honoring Black History Now & Year-Round

The Importance of Honoring Black History Now & Year-Round

Black History Month is important, worth celebration, and simply put – much too short. What began as a week in 1926, grew into a month fifty years later, and it would be in everyone’s best interest to see the celebration …
From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

As President-elect Biden prepares to tackle global challenges, there is a concrete way to increase the odds of success: involve more women in high-level decision-making. This applies not only to the next President’s team but also to the conflicts they …
Republican women in the House could change everything

Republican women in the House could change everything

On January 3, when members of the 117th Congress raise their hands and swear their oaths, a significant shift will take place. The number of Republican women in the House will more than double from 13 to at least 28 …
Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out” Of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out” Of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Last year, I pitched a panel to a conference on women and podcasting about the realities of working motherhood in America and the need to find more nuanced and thoughtful ways to cover it. I submitted the proposal while I …
“I Believe Anita Hill!” goes virtual in 2020

“I Believe Anita Hill!” goes virtual in 2020

Since 1991, thousands of women (and supportive men) from all over South Carolina have attended the now iconic “I Believe Anita Hill!” annual celebration in Columbia.It’s fun, it’s important, it’s a great networking opportunity, and it’s the longest-running event in …
Women's Suffrage: The Next 100 Years

Women’s Suffrage: The Next 100 Years

Although the 19th amendment was ratified 100 years ago, it was only the first step in ensuring women’s right to vote. A century later, SCETV hosted a discussion with South Carolina women about the past, present, and future of women’s suffrage.While the …
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Mickey Mantle and Me: Why did they only ask me the question?

Mickey Mantle and Me: Why did they only ask me the question?

When I was a kid in the late 1950s, the exhortation to “Play Ball!” which heralded the start of Major League Baseball each spring put me in a state of high excitement.I loved watching my Detroit Tigers take the field …
The Suffrage Movement in South Carolina

The Suffrage Movement in South Carolina

https://youtu.be/cnKILkW4ofcIf history teaches a lesson to South Carolina women today, it is that working together and supporting each other is the only way to get things done the right way.And that every vote counts. We all must exercise our long …
Action Needed Immediately: Census Counting to End Early

Action Needed Immediately: Census Counting to End Early

It was abruptly announced this week that the Census Bureau will cut short critical door-knocking efforts for the 2020 census in September, not October as previously announced. “It’s going to be impossible to complete the count in time,” said one …
Founder, Mignon Clyburn

“Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century”

If I were to tell a fifth grader in Marlboro County that these were the first words in the Executive Summary of America’s National Broadband Plan back in March of 2010, she would be justified in exclaiming, “What in the …
Catherine Cantey

10 Things I Learned From Helping Close Our Rural Broadband Gap

Our community came together to work towards closing the broadband gap. It was a year long project and over that year, I learned ten things I would like to share:Do something different. I learned about this initial work from attending …
As I Was Saying…

As I Was Saying…

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages, many of us have learned to work virtually, engaging in teleconferencing and staying glued to our digital devices. The U.S. Supreme Court has done likewise.On May 4, because of the pandemic, the high court kicked …
Are women better leaders?

Are women better leaders?

There’s been a lot of talk in recent months about leadership during a pandemic – or crisis of any kind.Articles and their authors suggest that women’s leadership styles are “better”. Are they? Or are their leadership styles different and, in …
What the 2020 Census means for the country, South Carolina and women

What the 2020 Census means for the country, South Carolina and women

A 2018 survey showed that fewer women than men intended to participate in the 2020 Census. Their reasons varied from lack of time to fear of getting someone in trouble to not realizing it is a requirement. Further results showed …
The COVID-19 Paradigm Shift—From Values To Careers To Whole Economies

The COVID-19 Paradigm Shift—From Values To Careers To Whole Economies

The 1918 pandemic. The Great Depression. World War II. September 11, 2001. COVID-19. Paradigm shifts come along maybe once in a generation. They create a profound realignment across the globe, across industries, across economies and across populations.As the famed physicist …
Dr. Suzanne Echemendia-Wirth

Double Duty: Mother and Emergency Department Doctor

Being a mother and Emergency Department physician during the time of COVID-19 is a major challenge.  My colleagues and I are grateful for our ability to step up and serve our communities, yet we also have families, and we worry …
Lynn Teague

Voting in the Pandemic: We Need Action!

COVID-19 and existing South Carolina election procedures are a potentially deadly combination. COVID-19 is not going away in 2020, so the election procedures must change to protect us. Current South Carolina law will unnecessarily spread this disease by compelling the majority …
Front line women in SC

Women in the Time of COVID-19

Back in 1965, future British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously declared, “If you want anything said, ask a man.  If you want anything done, ask a woman.”  Years earlier, Eleanor Roosevelt opined that “Women are like tea bags.  You never …
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Women, Girls, and Climate Change

Women, Girls, and Climate Change

Climate change is all around us.   Last week, it was Storm Ciara that tore across the United Kingdom and brought dangerous levels of rain, wind, snow, and ice. People died. Travel chaos reigned for days.   Last month, it …
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What You Need to Know About Redistricting

What You Need to Know About Redistricting

Most legislators don’t care if the district mapping process is fair as long as the new lines ensure their own re-election.  This unfortunate fact is true even when the process unfairly affects people who look just like them.  Mia McLeod …
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