July 16, 2018 -
The public has until July 31 to weigh in on a proposal to bar key federal funding from family planning service providers who so much as mention abortion to patients. The policy would have a disproportionate impact on the health of poor women and women of color in the South.
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June 29, 2018 -
Dealing a blow to the labor movement that will disproportionately affect people of color, the conservative majority's ruling that public-sector workers represented by unions should be able to pay nothing for that representation endorses a policy first promoted in the 1940s South by pro-segregation business interests hostile to organized labor because of its work on behalf of racial justice.
June 29, 2018 -
In the final days of its 2018 session, the General Assembly approved a series of constitutional amendments for the November ballot that if passed would restrict voting and expand the legislature's power over the courts and the executive branch.
June 22, 2018 -
In the current moment of moral clarity over the immigration crisis, Bob Libal, executive director of Texas-based Grassroots Leadership, sees an opportunity to demand fundamental transformation of a system that criminalizes people of color.
June 18, 2018 -
Once deemed among the most restrictive states for ballot access, North Carolina changed its law recently and will have two new parties on this year's ballot. But other Southern states are less welcoming to political newcomers.
June 15, 2018 -
The workers said their arrests were meant to honor the "Charleston Five" — union members placed under house arrest nearly 20 years ago for taking part in protests to save union jobs at the Port of Charleston.