May 13, 2020 -
The former South Carolina state legislator, attorney, and CNN analyst spoke with Facing South about his new memoir, the intergenerational scars of racial violence, and what effective political organizing looks like in the South.
February 28, 2020 -
Nearly $30 million in 90 days: that's how much the Democratic presidential hopefuls spent on political Facebook ads in Southern states. Where the candidates are choosing to target them provides a glimpse of their strategy for winning the party's presidential nomination.
May 24, 2019 -
Watch the new documentary by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren of Field Studio that takes viewers inside the 2018 Woke Vote effort led by young African American organizers in Southern states to transform voter turnout and elect political progressives.
January 26, 2018 -
A proposed constitutional amendment would give the state legislature control over choosing judges — a power it has not had since the Civil War.
November 9, 2017 -
A poll conducted in Virginia on the eve of the Nov. 7 election found that losing Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie's reliance on anti-immigrant race-baiting did not work — and in fact turned off many of the state's voters, most of whom support welcoming immigration policies.
February 24, 2017 -
Recently published academic research into the effects of strict voter ID laws offers new details into how they depress turnout by African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans.
November 6, 2016 -
In the final two days of early voting, African American voters in North Carolina cast more than 120,000 ballots, closing the gap between 2016 and the record-high turnout in 2012.