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Racism is not so far far away

Written by Mayah Cantave, Asst. Opinions Editor The release of the new Star Wars movie has created a ton of buzz and controversy. On Twitter people seem to be upset with the upcoming movie claiming it is “anti-white” and promotes white genocide. The #boycottstarwarsVII was created to prevent the release of the movie. The boycotters’ anger stems from the fact ...

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Media ignores Million Man March

Written by Tyra Mills, Social Media Editor On Oct. 16, 1995, Louis Farrakhan organized the Million Man March. This was a calling of all African American men to meet in Washington, DC around the National Mall. The march was held to place black issues back on the political agenda. This past October, the 20th anniversary of the million man march ...

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Blazers against bigotry

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief The media and the recent presidential debate coverage have been rife with anti-Muslim remarks and bigotry. And on Saturday, that prejudiced reared its ugly head as two protests were held in quaint downtown Valdosta. One was an Anti-Muslim protest against allowing Syrian refugees to come to America. The other was a counter response from Valdosta ...

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Editorial: Minority news ignored by mainstream media

As a staff of upcoming journalists, we should be ashamed of the media coverage of minorities. The media, an all-inclusive term used to sum up newspapers, broadcast, video and audio as a way to disseminate the news. The outside sees something that just comes on television or through headphones; we see our dream careers. Simply put, the media is the ...

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Playboy puts it back on

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Chief executive of Playboy released a statement to the public that they will no longer publish images of nudity in their magazine. The executive felt that nudity and pornographic images are already readily available on the internet, so much that it is cliché to continue putting it in their magazines. What kind of reaction ...

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Democratic Debate filled with political rock stars

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer In the world of the Democratic National Party, there are a few rock stars that people are willing to give their last dime to in the hopes of pulling out a win, and on the other hand there are some they wouldn’t look twice at. The party candidates are Former Secretary of State Hillary ...

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Current decline in inmates might not last

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writter In 1999, a record number of 98 executions were completed but since then have been on a rapid decline. So far this year, a total of 24 inmates have been executed. With a total of 3,002 inmates still waiting to face their fate on death row and 85 in Georgia alone, one cannot help but ...

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Democratic debate turns into a “free stuff” giveaway

Written by Dillon Rountree, Staff Writer “A liberal versus liberal debate about who was going to give away the most, free stuff.” These are the words of Senator Marco Rubio regarding the Democratic debate. Sen. Rubio was unfortunately right on the money. When 15.3 million Americans settled in to watch the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, they received two hours ...

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Editorial: Blaze the vote

Most people have a bubble in which they like to situate themselves. In this little bubble, they have friends, work, and responsibilities, but outside this bubble lies the unavoidable constant of reality. Imagine reality as a strong river, directing those who float onward through their lives, content with the space they have surrounded themselves with, but at the mercy of ...

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