April 20, 2022 -
This month marks one year since 1,100 members of the United Mine Workers of America went on strike at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama — a company that was formed from the bankruptcy of Walter Energy and that's now owned by hedge funds. A recent U.S. Senate hearing focusing on Wall Street greed featured testimony from striking Warrior Met miner Braxton Wright calling for passage of the Stop Wall Street Looting Act.
July 16, 2020 -
Pamela Rush of rural Tyler, Alabama, recently passed away from complications of COVID-19. But far before the coronavirus infected her body, the Poor People's Campaign activist was battling the viruses of structural racism and poverty.
March 20, 2020 -
When the Democratic primaries shifted from overwhelmingly white states in the Midwest and New England to Southern states with large African-American populations, so did the outcomes. But African-American voters in the South are not a monolith, and there's a significant divide between older and younger black voters.
March 12, 2020 -
Membership in Democratic Socialists of America has skyrocketed in the last few years. Chapters have sprung up across the South, and democratic socialists have won local offices in cities including Charlottesville, Virginia, and South Fulton, Georgia.
February 10, 2020 -
With the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday coming up soon, some Democratic presidential candidates are turning their resources to the South — yet some states in the region are being almost entirely ignored.
December 19, 2019 -
The presidential candidate, billionaire philanthropist, and former New York City mayor hopes Southern cities will hand him the Democratic nomination. But it'll be an uphill battle.
July 19, 2019 -
This week the Democratic-controlled U.S. House passed the Raise the Wage Act to gradually increase the hourly minimum wage to $15. The proposal now awaits action in the Republican-controlled Senate, where the bill sits in a committee chaired by Tennessee's Lamar Alexander, who thinks there should be no minimum wage laws at all.