Tags: politics

Black History Month celebrations highlight ‘further need for change’

ATHENS, Ga.,– Organizers of Black History Month events here in Athens say the discussions sparked by this year’s observance may be more important than ever after a divisive political season. Ayesha Jamil, a director of University Union at UGA, is working to plan events for Black History Month that are themed around social justice issues…

UGA students join the conversation on Trump immigration ban

ATHENS, Ga.—Students at the University of Georgia participated in a ‘March For Immigrants’ last Friday to protest against the ban on immigration posed by President Trump. The event was created by the Muslim Student Association in partnership with the UGA chapter for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Ali Marmel, a Public…

Athens for Everyone Endorses Barksdale

Local activist group Athens for Everyone has endorsed candidate Jim Barksdale for Georgia Senate. President Tim Denson, speaking on behalf of the group, said that he agrees with Barksdale’s stances on environmental issues, women’s health, and living wages. “We believe Jim Barksdale is the best path to bring about a progressive Georgia,” said Denson. Denson…

Black, Educated and Single: Why Black Love Matters

Sixty percent of educated black women, ages 25-34 have never been married. That’s almost double the number of white women who are married in that age group. The reasons for these declining numbers are complex and deeply rooted in African-American history. In this 6-part series, reporter Kalyn Wilson investigates this trend by speaking with undergraduate…