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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey praises league's growth on social issues

...commissioner used his first state-of-the-league address to praise the SEC for leading the way in athletics as well as on social issues, using the lyrics of a Dylan song to make his point.Standing in front of three huge video screens at SEC Media Days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-07-13/sec-commissioner-greg-san
Fryer: NASCAR finally seems willing to embrace change

...down in a matter of days.In just the past month alone, chairman Brian France has taken a strong stance on a pair of social issues, including his desire to eliminate the Confederate flag at NASCAR events. His position is in stark contrast to NASCAR's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-07-13/fryer-nascar-finally-seems
Race isn't worth fighting over, I found out long ago

...just gotten through changing my race a couple of times. Let me explain.In the early 1970s, the Navy was big on social issues such as race relations, alcoholism, drug abuse and the like. The campaign was the work of one man, the new chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-21/race-isnt-worth-fighting-over
Georgia seeks 2016 primary payoff

...government spending and tax policy than social issues like abortion and gay marriage...voters here who do care about social issues are more likely to want to hear...the candidate to take a stand on social issues such as gay marriage, but that's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-31/georgia-seeks-2016-primary-payo
'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
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 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
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
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-
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