Today in 1925, Hazel Dickens was born in Mercer County, West Virginia. Among the first women to record a bluegrass album, Dickens was known for her high voice and radical politics. She was a feminist, a union activist, and an inspiration to women artists like Emmylou Harris and Naomi Judd who followed her.
Yesterday, the SC legislature passed a long-overdue Criminal Domestic Violence bill in an effort to bring much-needed reform to a state with one of the worst records on domestic abuse. One of the chief debates over this legislation was the proposed gun ban for DV offenders. Second amendment advocates argued that there are already laws … [Read more…]
Gladys Knight, was born today in 1944, in Atlanta. Knight’s singing career, with her group the Pips and solo, has spanned over six decades and has included seven Grammys and dozens of top forty albums. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and listed as one of Rolling Stone’s … [Read more…]
She’s back! Hillary Clinton will address the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council today at 1:45 pm at the Columbia Marriot. Clinton returns to the state for the first time since her failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She’s even promised to take actual questions … [Read more…]