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African American Affairs Division

2022 Black History Month Celebration
Honoring Black Leaders in Healthcare and Wellness

BHM 2022 Flyer

                            BHM Proclamation

Download 2022 Black History Month Celebration Flyer 

Download 2022 Black History Month Proclamation

African American Affairs Advisory Committee

Per South Carolina Code of Regulations, Chapter 139, Article 2, Section 139-202, the Advisory Committee's role is to "A. Advise the Commission for Minority Affairs regarding socio-economic issues relevant to African Americans, Native American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and other ethnic minority groups in South Carolina. B. Identify the needs and concerns of the various ethnic minorities and bring such needs and concerns to the attention of the Commission for Minority Affairs. C. Make recommendations to the Commission for Minority Affairs to address the needs and concerns of ethnic minority groups."

Current Advisory Committee Members

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Ashleigh Brooker, Norma Lynn Brown, Lester Young, Delisa Dawkins, Dr. Matthew Guah, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Dr. Ernest McNealy, Ashley B. Page Bookhart, L. Michelle Peay, SC Rep. Marvin Pendarvis, Dr. Ora Spann, Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr., Dr. Lester A. McCorn, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, Mayor Barbara Blain Bellamy, Chiquanda Tillie, Dr. Vickel Darby, Zenobia Edwards and Otha Meadows


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HBCUs in South Carolina

University of South Carolina's Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students

South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators

Penn Center-St. Helena Island

International African American Museum


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CDC-African American Health-Creating Equal Opportunities for Health

SCDHEC | Diabetes in South Carolina

SCDHEC | State of the Heart for African Americans