Last month was Reentry Awareness Month in Georgia. Governor Kemp approved—for the sixth year, though most of us are still largely unaware—"a proclamation to observe July as Reentry Awareness Month throughout the state." The Proclamation acknowledges that “over 4.2 million Georgians have a criminal record” and that by “eliminating the stigmas associated with having a criminal record and promoting compassion and kindness, we can help returning citizens strive for brighter futures.”
On the Monday edition of “Closer Look,” Professor Ron Thomas, chair of the Journalism in Sports, Culture and Social Justice Department at Morehouse College, discusses NBA Hall of Fame and civil rights activist Bill Russell, who died Sunday. (Originally published on WABE on August 1, 2022)
This cannot be seen or treated as “women’s issue.” Where reproductive rights and freedoms are denied, communities, families and all their members are affected.
June 16th is Youth Day in South Africa. Youth Day is celebrated globally at different times throughout the year to commemorate and celebrate the contributions of young people.
Our crisis of morality and our crisis of mental health have become a lethal combination...Over the last decade, our crises of violence and mental health have shown us that no group of people is safe from senseless bloodshed. This is an American problem, not an urban or rural one, nor one defined by income or ethnicity. Gun violence must be seen as a public health crisis as lethal and destructive for our country as we feared would be the COVID pandemic.
Michael Daniel McGirt is a political science major with a minor in economics from Durham, NC, who has served as freshmen class president, a student trustee for three years on the Morehouse College Board of Trustees and is currently the 90th Student Government Association president.
Jevon Oladele Akindele Ashman is a dean’s list, Oprah Winfrey service scholar majoring in physics with a concentration in computational physics from Charleston, SC.
Dr. Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Receives France's Highest National Distinction "The Legion of Honor"
Created by Napoleon I in 1802, the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur is France’s highest national distinction. This award recognizes her academic contributions as well as her efforts to spread the teachings and the philosophy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.