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“Talented Tenth” Aims to Empower Young Professionals

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Talented Tenth, an organization created by Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin to raise the standard of excellence of young professionals in the African American community, will hold its annual conference the first week of February. “Talented Tenth Week: Millennials in America, the Work Ahead”, being held February 5 through 11, will feature a week of activities that are designed to bring talented, young…

Tasty Tuesday: DIY the perfect steak

Chef Christie Watson from the Carriage House joined Tyler Ryan on a Tasty Tuesday

    CAMDEN, SC (WOLO)–“The trick is to leave the steak out for 20 minutes,” says Carriage House Executive Chef Christie Watson.  “If you take it from the refrigerator straight to the grill, the meat doesn’t have time to warm and become more tender.” Watson shared this tip while appearing with Tyler Ryan on the Tasty Tuesday segment.  Watson also…

Read Along with Richland Library: One Book, One Community

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland Library’s annual shared reading experience encourages Midlands’ area residents to read the same book at the same time. In this year’s novel, Grant Park, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. confronts the past four decades of race relations in the U.S. from the perspective of two veteran journalists. Good Morning Columbia anchor Grace Joyal sat…

Women: Protecting Yourself from A Predator

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County Sheriff’s Department is offering a free women’s self-defense course, to empower and provide women with the tools to escape an attacker. RCSD said this is a crime prevention program that utilizes techniques that are specifically designed for women to reduce the likelihood of victimization. This program empowers women to recognize their strengths and make…

Fitness Friday: The Perfect Squat

Exercise is all about the form

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Ace Fitness Certified Trainer Heather Cooper explains that for you to get the most out of a squat, and avoid injury, form is imperative. Cooper provides these tips: Straight back Chest up Feet shoulder width apart at a 45 degree angle Keep weight on heels Use resistance look to help keep form The lower you go the more…