CCJ Reports

How generations of families and a historic building are preserving black history in Macon

How generations of families and a historic building are preserving black history in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

June 5, 2019


Filed under Local, Showcase

Murdine Height, 92, and her granddaughter, 27-year old Kyla Gwyn, reminisced recently about their memories of the now vacant Bobby Jones Performing Arts Center in Macon’s Pleasant Hill community. Height remembered the center when it was a church in the 1930s and then in the mid 90s as the place where she dropped...

The Pan African Festival welcomes a new exhibit

The Pan African Festival welcomes a new exhibit

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

April 25, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, Showcase, Video

The Pan African Festival put on by the Tubman Museum has been around for 23 years. Festival founder, Chi Ezekwueche, tells Sonya Green about a special exhibit being featured in 2019....

What’s in a Name? Soul food vs. Southern food

What’s in a Name? Soul food vs. Southern food

Aliyah Dorsey, CCJ Student Journalist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

When someone thinks of the South, food is often what comes to mind. Mac and cheese, collard greens, green beans and fried chicken are all hallmarks of what is popularly known as southern food. However, these items can also be classified as soul food. So what is the difference and where did the name...

An exploration of southern food

An exploration of southern food

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

When I returned back to the South in 2017 after several years of living in the Pacific Northwest, the thing I was most excited about was sweet tea. In the movie, Steel Magnolias, sweet tea is referred to as the "house wine of the South." Never were truer words spoken. Sweet tea reminds me of my family co...

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