When South Carolina’s governor ordered all public schools closed in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Benedict College administrators had already started to prepare for a potential closure. Benedict, a small historically Black private liberal arts college in Columbia, has a student population of just over 2,000. When the school decided to close, […]

Roland Martin say there was “lots of drama” over the weekend and Benedict college. 10 Democrats showed up to speak and Donald Trump too. Not only did Trump show up, but he also got an award and changed the “format” of his visit. That’s when Martin says  “all hell broke loose.” Martin talks to President […]


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at a criminal justice forum at a historically black college on Saturday after a group that honored President Donald Trump with an award was removed as the event sponsor. Organizers at Benedict College in Columbia say the candidate forum in which Harris and other Democratic […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Benedict College is one of eight HBCUs in the great state of South Carolina. On November 2, 1894, the school was officially chartered as a liberal arts college after originally serving as a learning institution for recently emancipated Black people. With the help of the American Baptist Home Mission Society and philanthropist Bathsheba A. Benedict, […]


Mike White had some big victories at ASU Coliseum during his 15 seasons as head coach at Albany State. White claimed another big win there Saturday, this time at the expense of his former team as Benedict held on for a 17-12 SIAC victory. White, in his third season at Benedict (6-2, 4-1 SIAC), had […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is kicking off a weekend commemoration 50 years since the pivotal Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama with a town hall meeting at a historically black college in South Carolina. Obama’s visit to Benedict College in Columbia comes in his first trip to South Carolina as president. The White […]