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Horry Democrats Host African American Issues Forum

Above Photo: Shakedra Jenerette, Alester Linton-Pryor and Brandon Counts

On February 5, 2020 HCDP brought together a group of community leaders and activists from across Horry County, with special attendance by Pastor Thomas Dixon of Charleston.

The discussion was moderated by Dameion B. Fowler, activist and founder of PISB Publications, who led the discussion that focused on such important issues as education, equality, social justice, economic opportunity, political involvement and much more.

The attendees included:

Shakedra Jenerette – 2018 candidate for Horry County School District 10, author, motivational speaker and founder of I Am Enough.

Pastor Thomas Dixon – Political activist, 2016 U.S. Senate candidate for South Carolina, 2019 Mayoral candidate for North Charleston and co-founder of The Coalition – People United to Take Back Our Community.

Alester Linton-Pryor – Current 2nd Vice Chair of the Horry County Democratic Party and Chair of the Carolina Forest Democratic Club.

Verlene DeWitt – Former 2nd Vice Chair of the Horry County Democratic Party, Former Chair of the North Strand Democratic Club and currently involved in voter registration efforts throughout Horry County.

Brandon Counts– activist and Vice Chair of Young Democrats of Horry County.

HCDP would like to express its great appreciation to all of the participants for taking time out of their busy schedules for a lively and informative discussion.

The complete video of the discussion (2 hours) can be found here.

Articles, with summaries of the discussion topics, can be found on the HCDP website. They are:

Horry County African American Issues Forum: The Age of Trump

Horry County African American Issues Forum: Voting the Black Agenda

Horry County African American Issues Forum: Education, and the Racial Wealth Gap

Horry County African American Issues Forum: Reparations and Black Class Differences

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