“Crazy Rich Asians,” my personal reflection

September 7, 2018

Why "Crazy Rich Asians" is more than a romantic comedy.

The film features actors Teyonah Parris and Nic Few. “90 Days” is part of a greater initiative to help black women utilize  biomedical HIV prevention strategies through a collaborative campaign called “Black Women and PrEP.” PrEP, or Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, is a medicine, which if taken daily, can prevent HIV infection. The film was supported by the Black AIDS Institute, Walgreens, and CDC's Act Against AIDS prevention program.

Short film tackles HIV stigma

August 29, 2018

On Aug. 29, 2018 community public health employees, HIV clinicians, and activists took a stand against HIV in black communities at the screening of the short film “90 Days." The film follows a young couple and takes on HIV stigma and love, while highlighting biomedical prevention strategies.  

Song of the week: Honey

Song of the week: Honey

February 15, 2018

This week's song of the week is "Honey" by Kehlani.

5 films perfect for Valentine's Day

5 films perfect for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is today, and it is one of the most polarizing holidays. On one side are the romantics w...

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“Love, Barack”

December 12, 2017

The Emory Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library in Atlanta acquired nine letters between Barack Obama and his college girlfriend.

Kalief Browder was falsely accused of stealing a backpack one night while walking home from a party in Bronx, New York. For the crime, he spent 3 years in Rikers Island

Hell on Earth

March 27, 2017

Kalief Browder describes Rikers Island, New York City’s largest and main jail complex, as “hell on earth.”

Best Picture Review:

Best Picture Review: “Fences”

March 24, 2017

After sitting in a theater for three hours, “Fences” left audiences with one word in mind– wow. Set...

Seniors Speak: Redefining Pink

Seniors Speak: Redefining Pink

March 24, 2017

I love pink, blue, purple and some shades of red and orange. Despite my inability to commit to just one, never again will I shame a beautiful color for what humans have cast upon it.

City residents join thousands in Women’s March on Washington

February 6, 2017

On January 21, a number of members from Decatur travelled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the women's march.

Spreading the Love: Little Shop of Stories hosts first ever Year of Kindness

Spreading the Love: Little Shop of Stories hosts first ever Year of Kindness

February 3, 2017

After the election, there were concerns among the community on the impact of it on kids. Diane Capriola, owner of Little Shop of Stories, decided to do something about it. She created the first ever Year of Kindness.

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