Georgia Daze: The 20/20 Experience

By Kennington Smith On the eve of the 55th anniversary of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault becoming the first African American students at The Univeristy of Georgia, alumni, faculty and students take a step back to reflect on racial progress that’s been made and think of ways to expand minority involvement. Today, the current black…

What Do You See When I Take Off My Jersey?

This story was first printed in InfUSion Magazine. By Mariya Lewter When a UGA student-athlete steps foot onto the field, they can expect an array of cheers and support from their fellow Bulldogs in the stands. However, for black athletes at this predominantly white institution, how likely is it that they’ll receive the same support…

#WordToMizzou

By Jamari Jordan Dear #ConcernedStudent1950,  I’ve never actually been in love. With a person at least. I don’t know what it’s like to lock eyes with your soulmate and know that’s the person you’re destined to spend the rest of your life with. But, I know what it’s like to feel that way about a…

The Johnelle Simpson Story

By Andrew Porter The date is September 30, 2015. The setting is MLC room 248. The occasion is a Black Affairs Council program in which Johnelle Simpson has been selected to be the moderator for a discussion on discrimination in downtown Athens. Simpson is seated on a long wooden table where he rocks his standard…

Making Athens Work for Your Age

By: Tyree Brown The University of Georgia is known for excellence across many fields including sports, good food and an admirable education system. During the day, students flock to class up the steep hills of Athens in hopes of becoming successful members of society, representing the Bulldog Nation. Later in the day, there are multiple…

Why I Avoid Tate Time

By Terri Cunningham I grew up in Ellenwood, Georgia. I lived in this predominantly, if not entirely, black community for twelve years. I was raised at Skyline Daycare Center on Bouldercrest Road, attended Cedar Grove Elementary, cheered as a Gresham Rattler, and sat in the pew at Beulah Baptist Church every (other) Sunday. My development…

Can I Walk in Peace?

By Ariel Bowen If you’re like me, you probably don’t use Facebook much at all. When I do, I’m usually just catching up with family or old classmates. Sometimes I may share a video or article I find interesting and maybe receive a few likes in return, but that’s about as far as my interactions…