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Published on November 6th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


100 Black Women Announce Two Upcoming Advocacy Events

The Columbia Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will sponsor a symposium on “Let Her Learn-Stop the School Push out of Girls of Color!” This event will be held at Sandel Elementary School, 2700 Seminole Road on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 PM and will feature four of Columbia’s most seasoned child advocates as program presenters. The event panelists are: Dr. Ronald Epps, former Richland One School Superintendent,  Claudia Brooks-McCallum, Richland One School Principal,  Deputy Meredith Wise, School Resource Officer and Solandra Bowman, Director of Academic and Program Compliance. The goal of this program is to develop strategies to address preventions for this problem. Parents are encouraged to arrive on time for refreshments and raffle drawings for gift cards. For additional information, please contact Dr. Anita Carman or Pamela Small at

In addition, the 100 Black Women will present its 5th Annual Financial Literacy Boot Camp on Wednesday,  November 14, 2018 at Benedict College, Swinton Center,  1616 Oak Street, 4:00-6:00 PM. The workshop is free to students from Benedict College, Allen University, Columbia College, Midlands Technical College and University of South Carolina. Refreshments will be served. This event is a collaborative partnership between

Benedict College and the Columbia Chapter of the 100 Black Women. This financial literacy workshop will address important topics on  student loans, credit, banking, credit freeze, saving for a rainy day, etc. For additional information, please contact Dr. Tracy Middleton (803) 705- 4594 or Joyce Epps (803) 318-8611.

According to Mary Miller McClellan, Chapter President, “As we proudly approach a five year advocacy milestone since our 2014 chartering, we are pleased to continue to offer strong, transformational, empowering programs that enhance the lives of the women and girls of the Midlands.

The mission of the 100 Black Women is to advocate and empower women and girls in leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

The Columbia Chapter is one of more than 60 chapters of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., a national organization founded in New York City in 1970 in an effort to continue the successful implementation of socio economic and political strategies that began in the mid 60’s. The organization consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 63 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Its membership includes a diverse group of women, who are physicians, attorneys, educators, journalists, accountants, court judges, corporate managers, Vice Presidents, artists, media personalities, labor leaders, public relations specialists, consultants and elected officials. For additional information, visit  our

Monica Butler

Chapter Reporter



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