Category: Politics

Black Panther Party co-founder shares legacy of political activism

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Emory University hosted a week-long virtual celebration that honored the life and legacy of the American civil rights movement.  The Department of African American Studies’ annual keynote address featured co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale. The Jan. 18 event highlighted the birth [...]

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Biden, Harris’ Atlanta visit sparks voting rights conversation

“Here in Georgia, for years, we’ve done the hard work of democracy,” President Joe Biden told the crowd at the Atlanta University Center (AUC). Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited Atlanta on Jan. 11 to discuss the importance of voting rights. In the wake of Georgia's voting issues in the 2020 election and the [...]

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The 21 Stories that Shaped 2021

Click below for interactive view From Emory University’s mass vaccination effort against COVID-19 to a gold medal performance from former Emory swimmer Andrew Wilson (17C) at the Tokyo Olympics, 2021 held tremendous victories for the Emory community. However, the year also presented great tragedy. With the Atlanta spa shootings devastating the metro area’s Asian American [...]

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Stacey Abrams launches campaign for governor amid changing Georgia landscape

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams launched her second campaign for governor on Dec. 1. After losing to then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp in 2018 by 1.5 percentage points, Abrams seeks to win the Democratic primary and challenge the Republican nominee in what is predicted to be an extremely close rematch. While Abrams will likely [...]

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