Although the South is notorious for segregation, lynching, killing and hatred, I am proud to say that I am a product of South Carolina. I love mason jars, pearls and grits. I say “hey, y’all,” and eat boiled peanuts.
Communities along the Atlantic coast are watching closely the review of several permit applications from companies that want to do seismic testing for oil and gas off our coast. The Obama administration is considering these permits, despite the fact that it removed the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf from its proposed 2017-2022 leasing program.
Approximately 40,000 people die of breast cancer every year in the United States, a number that has not changed significantly in more than 20 years. As the daughter of a woman with breast cancer, I know first-hand how devastating this disease can be.