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Tamara Barnard’s cousin, Botham Jean, was killed in his own home Sept. 6, 2018 by an ex-Dallas police officer. Photo provided by Tamara Barnard

‘Don’t be afraid to talk about race’: Racism in America and its impact on a Mercer student

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer October 8, 2020
Tamara Barnard, a senior at Mercer University, lost her cousin Botham Jean to police violence in 2018. Now, she conducts research and activism advocating for anti-racism and police reform.
Artist Joereal Numina paints a mural on the exterior wall of Indigo Salon on Coleman Avenue in 2017. The mural is named “Cultivating New Tones on the Spectral Stage of History.”

‘Absolutely unconscionable’: Macon art community blindsided as Mercer University paints over Black history mural

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor April 30, 2020
Numina was invited to paint the mural in 2017. Now that it was destroyed without his consent, he plans to pursue legal action under the Visual Artists’ Rights Act.
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