Welcome to SC Black Economics News Magazine
JC & Associates, the state’s foremost authority on economic and public policy issues affecting Blacks in South Carolina, announced today that this September it will launch SC BLACK ECONOMICS.COM Digital Magazine, a new online publication that will convene the most interesting, provocative and important thinkers and writers around the ideas that are driving South Carolina economics and politics.
SCBLACKECONOMIC.COM Magazine is the company’s most ambitious expansion in years. Headed by Damon Fordham, one of Charleston’s premiere writers on African American history and contemporary issues, the magazine will bring readers distinctive ideas, journalism, and hard-hitting original reporting. ECCMediapro has signed on as the presenting launch sponsor of SC BLACK ECONOMICS Magazine.
“One thing we have noticed as we move around the state is the void in economic development and public policy development as it relates to African= American communities in South Carolina. There is some positive movement in our communities such as the work of the SC Associations of Community Development Corporations, and the new Economic Impact Study being funded by the State. We have to tell these stories to inspire people and communities to duplicate these success. ,” said Kwadjo Campbell, CEO, JC & Associates. “We believe that the valuable journalism that SC Black Economics Magazine will bring to our audience is even more essential in today’s news environment.”
Original magazine content will be featured weekly on a new, fully responsive online platform with a soft launch on Sunday, August 2nd. During Kwanzaa’s day of UJAMAA (Cooperative economics), SC BLACK ECONOMICS Magazine will host a high-profile launch event in Charleston featuring an in-depth conversation with notable figures in SC Economic development and public policy. The event will livestream on SCBLACKECONOMICS.COM.
Damon Lamar Fordham is a South Carolinian with familial ties to both the Upstate, and Lowcountry. He received his Master’s Degree in history from the College of Charleston and the Citadel, and his undergraduate degrees at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He currently teaches United States and African-American History at Virginia College and Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC and has taught US History and African-American Studies at the College of Charleston. He was a weekly columnist for the Charleston Coastal Times from 1994 to 1998, as well as the author of Mr. Potts and Me (Charleston: Evening Post Books, 2012), a semi-autobiography based on his father’s folk tales, Voices of Black South Carolina-Legend and Legacy(Charleston: History Press, 2009), True Stories of Black South Carolina (Charleston: History Press, 2008) and coauthor of Born to Serve-The Story of the WBEMC in South Carolina in 2006. He conducted research for the book Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition by Joyce Coakley in 2006.