October 27, 2022 -
The cofounder of the Atlanta social justice nonprofit Women Engaged recently spoke with Bard College history professor Jeannette Estruth about the organization's nonpartisan civic engagement efforts in Georgia, its work promoting Black women's human rights, and how Southern organizers are shaping a new standard of political representation.
July 21, 2022 -
Longtime labor journalist David Moberg passed away this week at the age of 78. In his memory, we're republishing a story about Mississippi poultry workers he contributed to a 1980 anthology on labor history published by Southern Exposure, the print forerunner to Facing South.
November 19, 2021 -
A new report finds that while they have made dramatic progress in recent decades, Black women are still underrepresented in politics, with the disparities especially stark in Southern states. Next year's elections offer another chance for them to build power.
January 27, 2021 -
Black women played a lead role in helping Joe Biden win the White House and Democrats win the Senate. One way to repay them would be by canceling the student debt that disproportionately burdens them.
September 10, 2020 -
More Black women are running for Congress than ever before, including in several key races across the South. Many of these women are already trailblazers, and now they're building new paths into politics.
July 15, 2020 -
Breonna Taylor's is just the latest police killing the #SayHerName campaign has helped to bring to the public's attention. Ongoing and too often ignored police violence against Black women and girls shows why this intersectional campaign is so necessary.
May 14, 2020 -
Hospitals in many rural Southern counties with COVID-19 outbreaks were financially vulnerable even before the crisis. What happens next?