More than music: Love, Peace & Hip-Hop returns to Columbia

Midlands residents are invited to unite in Columbia this week to celebrate “Love, Peace & Hip-Hop.” But if you come, prepare to do more than just listen to lively music. Prepare to learn about hip-hop’s important cultural impacts. What began four years ago as a single day of celebration has expanded into a weeklong festival in South Carolina’s capital city….

R&B artist Angie Stone comes back home to promote diabetes awareness

  Hip-hop and R&B artist Angie Stone returned to her hometown Friday to encourage Columbia residents to take the necessary steps to prevent diabetes. “It begins with loving our temple,” she said. The Columbia native attended C.A. Johnson High School and sang in the youth choir at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Stone got her first start as a member of the…