The Upstate HBCU Football Classic Committee will hold a Press Conference on Thursday April 4, 2019 at 10:00am. The Press Conference will be held at The Greenville Commerce Club.
Please join the Upstate HBCU Classic Committee to announce the return of the Upstate HBCU Football Classic game and events. Representatives from Fort Valley State University and Benedict College will be present for the announcement.
Fort Valley State University Vice President of Advancement Anthony Holloman said” We are very excited to bring one of America’s top HBCUs (Historical Black College & Universities) to the Upstate of South Carolina. Fort Valley State University is looking forward to building a strong relationship with the Upstate Communities. “
About the Upstate HBCU Classic
We endeavor to create, foster and perpetuate a fond and worthy appreciation for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a primary choice for formal higher education. The Classic weekend events are designed to entertain all, enlighten others and encourage prospective students and parents to take advantage of the rich academic and cultural opportunities inherent in Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We convene community human service organizations; local, regional and national commerce; spirited collegiate athletics and demonstrative performing collegiate bands for a festive weekend full of unity, exposure and purpose. This all culminates in favor of our motto of – Pursuing Excellence in Scholarship, Athletics and Responsibility in OUR Community
Upstate HBCU Classic
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Today the Brandon Brown for Congress Campaign announces the endorsement of one of America’s greatest public servants, Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States.
“I have known Brandon for a long time and have seen firsthand Brandon’s ability to lead and desire to serve. I know that he will work hard to protect and expand access to affordable health care and create an economy that works for all,” Biden said. “He understands that we must put people first above politics and as your Congressman I know Brandon will always do what is right and what is best for the people of the 4th Congressional District.”
In response to the endorsement Brown said, “Former Vice-President Joe Biden has been a champion for women’s rights, civil rights and health care . He is a leader on the international stage. I am so grateful to my friend, who is no stranger to the Upstate, for the confidence he has placed in my ability to serve.”
Vice-President Biden has long been committed to education. He was a featured speaker at the Greenville Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Sports Classic where he discussed the importance of affordable higher education. Brown continued, “I was so proud to have him participate in the HBCU Classic parade in downtown Greenville a few years ago. I look forward to taking the wisdom, knowledge and advice he has shared with me to Washington, DC.”
The Brandon Brown for Congress Campaign continues to make strides and gain momentum. He is focused on putting people first and continues to listen as citizens voice their concerns regarding healthcare, protecting jobs, education and transportation to name a few. Brandon will be in many of the 4th District communities in the coming weeks.
Greenville News-Aug 2, 2018
Democrat Brandon Brown, who is running in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District, voiced his opposition Thursday to tariffs that he says ...
The Collective PAC is working to fix the challenge of African American underrepresentation in elected seats of power throughout our nation. Launched in August of 2016, The Collective PAC has helped 18 candidates win primary and/or general elections at the local, state and federal level thus far, including U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, U.S. Representatives Val Demings, Lisa Blunt Rochester and Don McEachin, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Vi Lyles of Charlotte, Yvette Simpson of Cincinnati and Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor in Virginia.
Brandon Brown, a Democrat who beat four white primary competitors in the South Carolina district being vacated by GOP Representative Trey Gowdy. Neither race is yet on the radar of the national party committees as potential Democratic pickups, but both Johnson and Brown are hoping that appeals to faith—Johnson is a pastor—and economic opportunity will attract voters who traditionally back white Republicans.
“You hear phrases like, It’s not your time. You hear questions like, Can you win? And you have to overcome those hurdles,” Brown told me. He said he sees an opening to attract voters hurt by Trump’s tariffs in a district where the major employer, BMW, supports 10,000 jobs and $35 million in local economic activity. “Until we, as a party, stop taking for granted areas and start saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to be everywhere,’ we’re going to continue to see losing elections,” Brown said.
Representative Henderson Myers Endorses Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown, former Joe Biden Aid, former Senior College Administrator and local businessman is pleased to announce the endorsement of Representative Rosalyn Henderson Myers.
Representative Henderson Myers is an experienced lawyer, community activist, and leader. Currently practicing in the Upstate and across South Carolina, Attorney Henderson Myers has also practiced in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Pennsylvania. She is a former Alabama state court judge where she presided over 12, 000 cases involving contracts, small claims, criminal misdemeanors, family law, juvenile law and civil litigation. Representative Henderson Myers served as a corporate attorney in Philadelphia, PA where she represented a major insurance company in an automobile accident and premises liability cases.
Representative Henderson Myers is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg 2016 and Spartanburg Citizens Academy. She is a member of Spartanburg Chapter of the Links Inc, and past President of Epsilon Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She sits on the boards of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Converse College Board of Visitors, and the National Bar Association Board of Governors where she serves as the first South Carolinian to chair the Women Lawyers Division. Other positions in the NBA include past Region IV Director, past Health Law Section Chair, past Affiliate Chapter President and founding President of the Donald James Sampson Bar Association Affiliate Chapter. She is a past Spartanburg District 3 City Councilmember and currently serving as South Carolina House District 31’s Representative.
Brown clearly led the Democratic forum when he talked about legalizing marijuana
Greer, SC - Brandon Brown, Democratic candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th district, exceeds expectations during candidate forum.
Five Democratic Candidates participated in a forum at the University of South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday evening, hosted by the local Democratic Upstate College Chapter.
Brown separated himself from the other candidates by his ability to articulate his campaign platform of putting the people of the 4th Congressional District first. When asked the nationally debated question, about legalizing marijuana, Brown says “Stop making it an issue, treat it like alcohol, legalize it and reduce the number of people behind bars.”
Brown spoke to the importance of addressing the high cost of education, healthcare reform and his position on how we address the criminal justice system.
Brown also discussed the importance of African Americans knowing how to interact with law enforcement agents. He spoke about the incident at Starbucks and how those young men properly handled themselves.
Brown says, “I am committed to putting the people in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District first. When it comes to jobs, resources and advocacy. I was raised here, I worship here, I work here and I live here. I am fighting for my friends and neighbors and our future.”
Theo Walker Mitchell, a former Senator and first African American gubernatorial candidate endorsed Brandon Brown last week.
When both the Republican and Democratic parties urged Theo Mitchell to run for the General Assembly in 1972, it was a sign that times were changing in South Carolina.
The former Legal Services lawyer chose to run as a Democrat.
On Nov. 7, 1972, he became the first African-American elected to the statehouse since Reconstruction. His background couldn’t have been better: a graduate of Sterling High School, Fisk University, and Howard University Law School, he had been a Greenville attorney and housing activist for years. The following year he was elected to the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, the first black man to have been honored with the post, and was president of the S.C. Council on Human Rights. Although he was appointed a judge after being re-elected in 1974, he continued his involvement in state politics.
In 1984, he was elected to the State Senate, and in 1990 won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, although he was swamped by Carroll Campbell in the general election.
Courtesy - Greenville News
Retired Senator Ralph Anderson endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Former Representative Brenda Lee endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
South Carolina Senator Glenn Reese of the 11th District in Spartanburg endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Former Biden Aide Fran Person endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC.
Former Greenville County Democratic Party Chairperson Andy Arnold, Esq. endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Former Representative Fletcher N. Smith, Esq. endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
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Americans need to know the government is not a reality TV show,” Brown said. “We need serious people. We have serious issues.”
Brown’s platform focuses on fixing health care, improving education, and paving the way for more small businesses to flourish in the area. Brown’s family owns a funeral home in the Upstate.
Former Greenville County School Board member and Civil Rights Leader Dr. Grady Butler endorsed Brandon Brown in the campaign for the 4th Congressional District of SC. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Brandon Brown is running for Congress in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District. Click the picture to learn more about Brandon. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Some of Brown’s top issues are creating new jobs across the district, working to improve the lives of local veterans, increasing research and funding in the medical, cyber-security and infrastructure fields.
Click the picture to learn more about Brandon. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg
"His experience with national, statewide and local organizing gives him a unique understanding of the challenges we face as a nation," DeVore said.
Click the picture to learn more about Brandon. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Brandon P. Brown talks about building bridges. Its time for people to come together.
Click the picture to learn more about Brandon. The District includes Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.