September 26, 2023 -
Two days before the start of school, the Arkansas Department of Education said that AP African American Studies would not count for graduation credit, citing a recent law banning ‘indoctrination.’ Arkansas educators — including some at schools that are still offering the course — share their perspectives.
September 18, 2023 -
In late August, Georgia’s attorney general issued indictments under the state’s RICO statute targeting protesters against a planned new police and fire training center. An attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights breaks down the charges and their implications for movements for racial justice and police accountability.
September 1, 2023 -
In 2016, political operatives working for Gov. Pat McCrory falsely accused voters across North Carolina of fraud. A defamation lawsuit brought by the wrongfully-accused voters is now being reviewed by the state Supreme Court to see if it will go to trial, and the court’s ruling could have implications for whether political figures are held accountable for making unfounded claims of voter fraud.
August 31, 2023 -
The co-founders of Rainbow Refuge in Carbondale want others to know it's not that difficult to protect trans people in their prolonged moment of political vulnerability, and the rewards are many.
August 30, 2023 -
Common Cause North Carolina launched a statewide town hall tour last month to challenge the extreme legislation being passed in the North Carolina General Assembly, including a recently approved measure that makes it harder to cast a ballot in the state. Organizers say that the town halls are designed to educate and mobilize voters for the upcoming 2024 election season.
August 29, 2023 -
On the sixtieth anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom, photojournalist Earl Dotter writes about reconnecting with Raymona Middleton, a third-generation Black Washingtonian whom he first met on assignment in 1993 at the thirtieth anniversary of the march.
August 21, 2023 -
Jeff Springman's suit raises questions about worker safety in the field, even as oil and gas workers have spent decades pushing for stricter safety standards. As the renewable energy industry grows, advocates continue to call for better policies.