In late March 2022, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that states that “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students inContinue Reading

On Dec. 19, 2021, Georgia’s beloved US Senator Johnny Isakson (Republican) passed away after serving 14 years in the Senate. When I was in eighth grade, just before Sen. Isakson resigned his post for health reasons in 2019, he agreed to be interviewed by me for a project I wasContinue Reading

On Oct. 5, former Product Manager at Facebook Frances Haugen gave a testimony before Congress, claiming that Facebook promotes unsafe spaces in order to boost engagement. In her opening remarks, Haugen said, “I believe that Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy.” Over the past few months,Continue Reading

On Oct. 26, 2020, just about one year ago, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In the past year, the majority conservative Supreme Court of the United States has made several moves to undo RBG’s decades of work.  During his singleContinue Reading

Georgia had not elected a Democratic senator since 1996. Yet, on Jan. 5, the day of the Georgia Senate runoff election, two Democrats – Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock – announced their victories. What changed? This wasn’t a miracle. This moment has been building for over a decade. Ten yearsContinue Reading

As the first first Black U.S. senator from the state of Georgia, Reverend Raphael Warnock is the youngest pastor ever named to the senior pastor role at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church in Atlanta where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as co-pastor with his father until his assassination inContinue Reading

On Jan. 6, the United States Capitol was breached for the first time in over two centuries. People around the world watched as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the building and attempted to halt the certification of the 2020 election by Congress, supporting the notion that the election had beenContinue Reading

To the surprise of many political forecasters, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff defeated incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue in the Jan. 5 runoff in Georgia to become the youngest senator, at age 33, in the United States Senate in 40 years. Ossoff is also the first Jewish Senator to represent theContinue Reading

On Jan. 20, Georgia’s newest senators Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock were sworn into office. After running a joint runoff campaign, the two senators have become Georgia’s first Jewish and Black U.S. senators, respectively. Ossoff joins eight other Senators who identify as Jewish, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer fromContinue Reading

Political polarization runs deep in America. Families are divided; friendships are broken. When will we be able to heal and mend these relationships, and reconnect divided families? Are these relationships irrecoverable? Will we ever be able to return to a time when political disagreement wasn’t a friendship-ender? President-elect Joe BidenContinue Reading