Reflection on Juneteenth

By: Sonya Bhatia CW: Slavery and Racial Violence Yesterday marked the celebration of Juneteenth, the symbolic mark of the emancipation of enslaved peoples. In fact, Juneteenth is the oldest holiday that celebrates the end of slavery.   Even after the Emancipation Proclamation, the legal words of freedom had not reached its …

Get Educated! Act Now!

Stop Redistricting in Georgia!    In recent news, federal courts found “compelling” evidence that Georgia Republican lawmakers redistricted black residents in order to maintain their power at the Capitol. Mark Niesse of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes: “The ruling came in a case filed last year by several voters and the Georgia chapter …

What Causes Gun Violence? by Janie Hill Scott

The problem of gun violence and school shootings in America is multifaceted. In recent weeks people have suggested to me that being nicer to kids will stop shootings, suggesting that it all arises from bullying. Bullying is never okay and is a major problem in our society that must be …