The Life of a Student Actress

Kyanna “Kee-Kee” Simone Simpson, a third year entertainment and media studies major from Decatur, Ga. is living her dream. She is a full-time student at the University of Georgia, but she is also a successful actress. Continue reading The Life of a Student Actress

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“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” Highlighting Black Women’s Experiences

By: Rachel Yuan Online Section Writer This weekend, the Black Theatrical Ensemble held their fall semester performance in the Fine Arts Theater. The Black Theatrical Ensemble allows students to participate in and learn all aspects of putting on a production, from acting to behind-the-scenes work. They strive to showcase Afro-centric theater, by performing works by black writers or about the African-American experience. This semester, they … Continue reading “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” Highlighting Black Women’s Experiences

Books Finding Their Way to Athenians

By: Caitlyn Richtman Editor-In-Chief On a chilly November day, a young child skipped down Pulaski Street in Athens, his pudgy hand clutching his mother’s. He broke away from his mom when he spotted a small, red and white wooden box shingled with roof tiles standing tall in a Pulaski resident’s front yard. The child ran up to the box, opened it with a creak and … Continue reading Books Finding Their Way to Athenians

Black Minds Matter Too: UGA Student Starts Black Mental Health Organization

  by Kalah Mingo Forget all the stereotypes of mental illness. It has no face. It has no particular victim. Mental illness can affect any individual from any background and the black community is no exception. African Americans sometimes experience even more severe forms of mental health conditions because of unmet needs and barriers to treatment. According to the Office of Minority Health, African Americans … Continue reading Black Minds Matter Too: UGA Student Starts Black Mental Health Organization

Wide spectrum of ideas shared at fifth annual TEDxUGA

by Kemani Miles In the past, the University of Georgia has had four previous TEDxUGA events with many more to come. The talks span from different perspectives to talk about issues that need to come to light and could help push society forward. This year, TEDxUGA decided to look at their fifth event from a different angle. TEDxUGA took their talk in a whole new … Continue reading Wide spectrum of ideas shared at fifth annual TEDxUGA

Women of Color Take Their Place in the Business World

by Kalah Mingo The world of business and entrepreneurship has experienced a shift in the past few years. According to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, women-owned businesses have grown 45 percent over the past nine years, making the rate of growth five times the national average. Georgia is the second fastest growing state for women-owned firms with a 64 percent increase, only falling … Continue reading Women of Color Take Their Place in the Business World