Period Poverty in Athens

According to the United States Census Bureau, 12.7 percent of people in the U.S. live in poverty. In Athens-Clarke County, that number almost triples with 35.5 percent of people living in poverty. Continue reading Period Poverty in Athens

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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

Immigration Nation Come to Athens

by Samantha Ward Immigration has been at the forefront of political debate for decades now but saw a surge in conversations once President Trump began campaigning. With such widespread debate opens up the possibility of misunderstandings and straight-up lies about immigration spreading like wildfire across the internet. Many nonprofits are working to clear up these misunderstandings as well as help affected undocumented immigrants in the … Continue reading Immigration Nation Come to Athens

Existence As Resilience: The Third Annual LGBT+ Connect Conference

by Samantha Ward Amid everything going on in the political sphere, there are still safe spaces standing strong for the LGBT+ community, and one of them is the annual Connect Conference here in Athens. Hosted by the UGA LGBT Resource Center on January 28, this all-day event gave LGBT+ people and allies the chance to come together at the Tate Grand Ballroom and build community … Continue reading Existence As Resilience: The Third Annual LGBT+ Connect Conference

Building a Better Athens: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing our World

Hosted by Athens for Everyone and Avid Bookshop, this community gathering’s goal is to allow a prominent political activist to impart his wisdom about civilian and political activism, as well as to listen to the advice and opinions of some prominent activists and community leaders in Athens. Continue reading Building a Better Athens: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing our World