November 16, 2023 -
On a panel at the Southern Exposure 50th anniversary event this spring, Sue Thrasher, Leah Wise, and Bob Hall talked about launching the Institute for Southern Studies and Southern Exposure magazine in the 1970s. Listen to the panel on SLSA’s Working History podcast and read the transcript.
August 21, 2015 -
Former Institute for Southern Studies journalist and researcher Jordan Green reflects on Julian Bond's enduring vision and legacy of linking ideas to action for change in the South.
August 21, 2015 -
A two-year investigation by North Carolina's elections board found no campaign finance violations by indicted video poker owners and their lobbyists, but questions remain about other possibly illegal activity by the industry — and about its relationship to Gov. Pat McCrory.
June 19, 2015 -
A new study from the watchdog group Democracy North Carolina estimates that tens of thousands of would-be voters were prevented from casting ballots or having them count in last year's elections due to a restrictive voting law passed in 2013. The law is being challenged in federal court, with arguments set to begin next month.
December 19, 2014 -
501(c)(3) nonprofits are not supposed to get involved in supporting or opposing political candidates -- yet such groups spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads criticizing specific candidates during the North Carolina election this year. Are they breaking the law or just pushing it to its limits?
September 11, 2014 -
An analysis by a voting rights watchdog found that 454 North Carolina citizens who would have been able to successfully cast ballots in previous elections had their votes discounted in this year's primary because of the state's new election law -- and those affected were disproportionately African Americans and Democrats.
May 12, 2014 -
Democracy North Carolina has found that the lawmakers appear to have duplicate voter registrations in other states. The watchdog group says the finding challenges the claim of some of the lawmakers' colleagues that double registrations are "proof positive" of voter fraud.