Kwadwo Sarpong arrived in the United States from Ghana in 2009. He had won a green card to come to the U.S. and was already a first-year university student in Ghana. So, his idea was to transfer to a four-year school in the U.S. straight away. But things didn’t go as planned for the Ghanaian student.
Tia Mitchell, the AJC’s Washington correspondent, fills in for Greg Bluestein, in this week’s episode of the Politically Georgia podcast. She is joined by Niles Francis @NilesGApol https://twitter.com/nilesgapol to talk about all things Georgia and national politics as well as his work, plans for the future and “election Twitter.”
By Tamar Hallerman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution| Aug 21, 2020
“ … White women trying to secure the vote thought of it as “the single most important thing to achieve,” said Georgia State University historian Lauren MacIvor Thompson, summarizing the national debate. “Black women saw the vote as important to achieve, but part of a constellation of rights that needed to be achieved to make them full citizens of the republic. … ”
“ … ‘The text of the original Constitution does not speak about voting [rights],” says Lauren MacIvor Thompson, a historian of early-20th century law, at Georgia State University. “Yes, there is the 15th Amendment and the 19th Amendment, but they are discussing what the states can’t do to restrict voting based on race/sex [respectively].’ …”
“ … ‘Many of them thought that gaining the right to vote would be a loss to them in terms of their power in the family and their role as the arbiters of moral and social purity,’ says Lauren MacIvor Thompson.”
James Holzhauer continued his win streak on “Jeopardy!” Monday by winning his 23rd game — and beating a Georgia State University professor. Adam Stone, associate professor at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, has studied for years to win a spot on the popular TV trivia quiz show.
Normally, a “Jeopardy” player who comes in third place does not generate much media interest. But Georgia State University associate professor Adam Stone happened to face off against powerhouse player James Holzhauer.
CLARKSTON, Ga. — Public health experts and doctors have repeated the same message over and over during this pandemic: wear a mask, wash your hand and keep your distance. But often, that message is delivered in English.
ATLANTA – The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal Tuesday to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into what would become the largest school in the state.
Monday night, Adam Stone’s dream came true.
The years of hard work paid off, as Stone made his debut on his favorite TV show, “Jeopardy!”
“It was one of the greatest experiences of my life!” Stone told 11Alive.
Stone went head-to-head with reigning “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer, also known as “Jeopardy James.”
WABE-90.1 FM Interview: “City Lights with Lois Reitzes” radio interview.
Author Valerie Boyd and Georgia State University’s Dr. Pearl McHaney join Reitzes for a discussion about “Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo.’”
WABE-90.1 FM Interview: Closer Look: Andrew Staunton, British Consul General To The Southeast
GSU Receives Grant to Study Health Disparities Within Refugee & Migrant Communities
WABE-90.1 FM Interview: Closer Look: At 16, Meet GSU Perimeter College’s Youngest 2020 Graduate
Perimeter College’s youngest spring 2020 graduate, David Gaines, visits with “Closer Look” host Rose Scott on the May 22 edition of the program. Gaines aspires to become a neurologist, a neurosurgeon and an attorney specializing in health sector law and policy.