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'What's Going On?' Marvin Gaye's question in 1971 resonates today

...nation and left it stagnant, preventing it from being the best that it could be.The songs on the album addressed the social issues of that time in our history:? What's Going On? What's Happening Brother ? Flying High (In the Friendly Sky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-16/whats-going-marv
A quiet morning in Baltimore

...Lynch is reaching out to mayors about resources to retrain police and provide body cameras.He also said underlying social issues such as poor education, drugs and limited job opportunities must be addressed.Meanwhile, under the state of emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-29/quiet-morning-baltimore
Starbucks steps into conversation about race

...to talk about race relations in the U.S. is the latest example of a big company trying to tie its brands to big social issues.But the move, which has sparked backlash on social media, also illustrates how those efforts can fall flat if customers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-18/starbucks-steps-conversati
A cultural touchstone

...the emotion-tinged outlook of his human counterparts, helped allow Star Trek to address some of the most serious social issues of the 1960s under the guise of entertaining science-fiction.Nimoy's Spock was a nonhuman who helped viewers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-03/cultural-touchstone
Romney sparks new 2016 primary competition among GOP establishment

...bigfoot characters in the mix."The abundance of Republican presidential prospects who put economic policy ahead of social issues comes after GOP congressional leaders succeeded last year in beating back primary challenges from farther-right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-14/romney-sparks-new-2016-primary-prir
NFL's troubles have continued in 2015

Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing issues, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-09/nfls-troubles-have-continued-
Scrap single-issue voting

...president's veto power.The extreme right-wing social issues and slogans about low taxes, "Obamacare," closed...Republicans did not vote for Mitt Romney based on single social issues?The reason for Republican victories in the House and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-28/scrap-single-issue-votin
In Georgia Senate bid, Michelle Nunn talks economy to women

...nonpresidential years. They've done so by hammering away at social issues, including abortion, but it's a strategy with clear risks in Georgia."The positions that she has on social issues might not be in line with a mainstream Georgia voter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10
Scott's GOP victory sets up historic SC election

...wants to pick off those who traditionally choose Democratic candidates.Some black voters may align with the GOP on social issues like gay rights and abortion rights, though they may lean Democratic on welfare programs and economic issues."Partisan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-11/scotts-gop-victory-sets-histo
Georgia Regents University students analyze rap album, hip-hop

...collegiate level is a way for students to understand social issues, urban culture and politics while also navigating poetry...has been a fresh way to analyze literature and discuss social issues at the same time."It helps us connect themes like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-28/georgia-regents-universit