Month: February 2018

Bucket List: Athens and the African-American Experience

Athens is often overlooked when it comes to special events and landmarks that commemorate Black History Month. African-American heritage is deeply rooted in Athens. The town was once a thriving location for African- American education, commerce, and entertainment. Black Athenians faced the same struggles as other blacks to overcome inequality. Despite experiencing the unjust effects…

CBD Oil Could Reduce Opioid Abuse

Representative Allen Peake of Macon says a new bill could be key to reducing opioid abuse in Georgia. Peake and others would like to see Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and intractable pain added to a list of illnesses treatable with cannabis oil and addressed under the bill. Lifetime illnesses that were a part of the…

Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill to Hinder Progress in Georgia

The Georgia State Senate passed SB-375. The bill, if passed, would allow adoption and foster care agencies to deny gay couples the right to adopt or foster in the state of Georgia. The bill, also called “Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act”, passed 35-19 on Friday. The bill, which is headed to the…

As award season comes to an end this Sunday with the Oscars, moviegoers are making predictions on what films will take home one of the most recognized trophies in the world. Some of the top nominations include “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water” and “Get Out.” I reached out to our Twitter community to…