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This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

sorry old (er) ladies. it was cool to discover spinning when you turned 45. that does not mean you should post pictures of yourself in a bikini on the webs. no. Now that so-called president signed a bill allowing same sex marriage’s (I knew he was a fagot), I wonder if Michelle, had a sex […]

GSU president sole GRU finalist

GSU president sole GRU finalist

Board of Regents Chair Neil Pruitt and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced a sole finalist for the Georgia Regents University (GRU) presidency, Dr. Brooks Keel. Keel is currently the president of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro. He began as the 12th president of GSU in January 2010. “It’s an honor […]

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry and he wrote these words for The New York Times a few hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that made same-sex marriage legal throughout this country. He speaks for himself, but also represents the struggle for equality faced by millions in this nation.  I always […]

Why Rachel Dolezal Makes Me Feel Good

Why Rachel Dolezal Makes Me Feel Good

Rachel Dolezal has shown that she is deceptive and perhaps deeply troubled. She lied about her background, and her dishonesty raises questions about the truthfulness of other claims that she has made. For example, Dolezal claimed to be the victim of hate crimes. Deception is a serious offense with far-reaching implications. Even so, as a […]

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court found that states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices and the four conservative justices writing their own dissent. Check out the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling making same-sex marriage legal in […]

A Mass Shooting in Charleston

A Mass Shooting in Charleston

Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male that confessed to fatally shooting nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been captured. Roof is white. All of his victims are black. Despite that, some have suggested that Roof’s actions may not be racially motivated. Instead, they maintain that religious intolerance could be his rationale. I […]

Correction

Correction

In the June 11 issue of the Metro Spirit, in a story called “Street Art,” we incorrectly identified artwork on page 11 as created by Ron Vaz. Instead, that traffic box design was created and executed by Ron’s son Jacob Vaz. The Metro Spirit regrets the error.

Faith and The Facebook Meme

Faith and The Facebook Meme

Not long ago, I noticed a meme in my Facebook newsfeed posted by one of my Facebook friends. The meme was an image of a presidential candidate along with a claim that, if true, could be quite damaging to the candidate’s political ambitions. I commented on the post. I asked my Facebook friend if they […]

Fortunately, Austin Rhodes Is Not a Supreme Court Justice

Fortunately, Austin Rhodes Is Not a Supreme Court Justice

  A few weeks ago, the Metro Spirit published a column by Austin Rhodes titled, “Supreme Court’s ‘Free Speech’ Hideously Inconsistent in So Many Ways.” In the column, Mr. Rhodes argues that the First Amendment should protect cross burning in the same way that it protects the burning of the American flag. Rhodes attempts to […]

The Day My Mother Was Beaten

The Day My Mother Was Beaten

Seared into my memory are the forceful, blunt sounds of bare knuckles colliding with my mother’s face and torso. I remember the sight of ruptured blood vessels in her eyes. I recall my mother’s piercing screams. I remember rounding the corner to the room where she was being assaulted. She was on the floor, lying […]