About the African American Affairs Division
The African American Affairs Division of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs examines and addresses the causes and challenges faced by the state’s African American community. The division will address several issues including economics, education, health, criminal justice and human rights. The division is vital in helping the Commission achieve its mission of providing constructive solutions and approaches to support the policy and socio-economic development of ethnic minority communities.
- Business Development
- Capacity Building
- Cultural Diversity Training
- Information and Referral
- Minority Population Specific Training
- Research and Evaluation
- Technical Assistance
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
Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Ashleigh Brooker, Norma Lynn Brown, Lester Young, Delisa Dawkins, Dr. Matthew Guah, Allen University President Dr. Ernest McNealy, Ashley B. Page Bookhart, L. Michelle Peay, SC Rep. Marvin Pendarvis, Dr. Ora Spann, Denmark Technical College President Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr., Clinton College President Dr. Lester A. McCorn, Claflin College President Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, Conway Mayor Barbara Blain Bellamy, Chiquanda Tillie, Dr. Vickel Darby, Zenobia Edwards, Otha Meadows, Morris College President Dr. Leroy Staggers, South Carolina State University President Col. Alexander Conyers, and Voorhees University President Dr. Ronnie Hopkins