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Just Mercy exposes prison system bias, evokes raw emotion

Law movie Just Mercy, based on the bestselling book, came out this January. The plot follows defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) as he tackles a case centering around Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx), who was wrongly convicted of murder.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Warning: the following includes spoilers. Read at your own discretion. In 1988, an Alabama man named Walter McMillian was wrongly convicted of the murder of a white 18 year old, Ronda Morrison, and consequently sentenced to death. The only evidence against him was testimony from a prisoner and a young m...

Tweeters too quick to cry ‘racism’

Graphic by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.

September 9, 2014

By Sakshi Venkatraman Staff Writer @oompapa1 In America, it is a known fact, that even 50 years after the movements for civil rights, racism is still rampant on the streets of even the most diverse cities. Each day, people are put down and categorized unfairly because of the color of their skin;...

Racial ignorance hurts students, adults nationwide

February 18, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer Recently, I went to a Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition and I was quite surprised during the awards ceremony. When I was called onto the stage, the announcer failed to correctly pronounce my last name. She soon asked me to correct her and tell her...

42 a hit, but not a home run

April 12, 2013

  By Will Thomas Staff Writer Every year or two, there comes a film about one of the many advances African Americans have made in the world of American sports during the 20th century, and it is about time they got around to making one for baseball. Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford),...

What gets in my Hair: racism still a problem at CHS, beyond

What gets in my Hair: racism still a problem at CHS, beyond

September 21, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Sometimes, just three words can permanently change your outlook. Even three words read on a tiny cell phone screen during a monotonous bus ride. It was a particularly bumpy bus ride. I was sitting there texting a friend of mine, unsuccessfully attempting to block out the screeching chatter of the freshman girls...

Black History Month hits home for CHS Image and video hosting by TinyPic

February 22, 2010

Story by Peyton Wood Video by Tara Henry and Savannah Shealy Photo by Frances Ruiz   1865 – Thirteenth Amendment was passed and slavery was ended 1963 – Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 2008 – The United States elected the first African American president Since the mi...