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Rosalyn Clark Artis: A Columbia Powerhouse

Benedict College was founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba Benedict.  It’s fitting, therefore, that this historically Black college in Columbia now has a female president.  She is Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, the first woman president in Benedict College’s 149-year-history. This isn’t the first time that Artis has cracked a glass ceiling.  Before coming to Benedict nearly …

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Where do we Draw the Line?

Where do we Draw the Line? When redistricting begins in 2021, South Carolina – along with the other 49 states – will draw new legislative districts for the U.S. House and the state legislature.  Redistricting is legally required every 10 years. South Carolinians may be surprised to learn that neither the South Carolina Constitution nor …

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The Nevada legislature is making history, OpEd by Swanee Hunt

The Nevada legislature, which concluded its biennial session on Monday, is making history — and not just statistically. At 52%, this state house is the first to become majority female, and what a difference that is proving to make, particularly when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. I’ve worked in more than 60 countries and …

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Who was Betty Bumpers?

Who was Betty Bumpers? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) we are in one of the worst periods of measles epidemics since the measles vaccination program was first introduced in 1963, mainly because of the unvaccinated. Prior to the development of a national immunization program 3 to 4 million people got …

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