We always get excited for Charleston’s Creative Mornings, a free Friday morning lecture series held at various venues around the city. Free coffee, breakfast, and inspirational ideas? Sign us up. But we’re even more excited than usual for this Friday’s talk because it features one of City Paper‘s very own former columnists, KJ Kearney. [image-1]

The founder of the nonprofit H1GHER LEARNING, Kearney is passionate about using hip-hop culture to educate at-risk kids. Kearney has also served as a basketball coach on the East side and a substitute teacher. Oh, and did we mention he recently won the Democratic nomination for S.C.’s House of Representatives District 15? We can’t wait to hear what he has to say about this month’s topic, Broken. Get your tickets here. Right now.