Student Profile: Nyia Gore

Here at the Polite Society, we talk about social issues affecting the Black community and work to raise awareness of things that need to be discussed. It is equally important to acknowledge and support individuals who are moving in a positive direction, and taking steps to improve themselves and their community. I would like to take this opportunity to shine some light on a high achieving, college bound young woman. Allow me to introduce you to Ms. Nyia Marikka Gore of Snellville, Georgia. A senior from South Gwinnett High School, Nyia is an involved student. While maintaining a GPA of...

Afterthoughts: Almighty Debt Screening

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender” -Proverbs 22:7 Its the crack of dawn, but I just wanted to drop a quick post about the screening of “Almighty Debt” that I attended last night at Convent Avenue Baptist Church. As some of you know, this is a new CNN special airing on October 21st, and it revolves around the issue of financial struggles of Black America. Soledad O’Brien of CNN, Pastor Jesse Williams of CABC, Floyd Flake, A.R. Bernard, and DeForest B. Soaries Jr. made up the discussion panel. An hour of the...