71-year-old soul pioneer Percy Sledge will perform in Macon this weekend, half a century after an experience that could have easily led him to swear off the city forever: The black singer bought a house in a white neighborhood and it promptly burned to the ground.
Emory University students are planning a rally Wednesday amid continuing controversy over an essay by the school president, who used the three-fifths compromise on slavery to make a point about finding common ground.
Looming highway construction plans in Macon are heating up long-simmering resentment in the neighborhood that will be most affected, and reviving memories of what some call a dark page in America’s transportation history.
African-American groups and some education advocates want Georgia school officials to collect better data on what they call a "pipeline" from schools to prison. One Texas study tracked over a million kids and determined that -- even accounting for poverty and other factors -- black students were much more likely than whites to receive harsher punishment for similar non-violent and non-drug-related offenses like truancy, improper dress and using cell phones.