September 30, 2022 -
To mark the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking protests against North Carolina's plans to dump toxic waste in a rural Black community, we reprint from the 1988 Southern Exposure book titled "Environmental Politics" an essay and photos about the struggle by Jenny Labalme, who reported on it as an undergraduate at Duke University.
May 26, 2022 -
Republicans and corporate interests spent large sums on recent appellate court elections in Arkansas and North Carolina. Incumbents fended off the challenges, but the results set the stage for multimillion-dollar judicial elections this fall as the GOP and its business backers prepare to spend unprecedented amounts on crucial court races.
February 14, 2018 -
The news that North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest solicited millions of dollars from a Durham businessman for supposedly "independent" political groups highlights loopholes in state campaign finance law that need to be closed.
May 19, 2017 -
For more than 50 years, Bob Hall has been a central force in the struggle for a more just and democratic South. On the cusp of his retirement, he speaks with Facing South about his history in the movement and his advice for today's organizers and activists.
April 28, 2017 -
The law firm managed by Jill Holtzman Vogel — a Virginia state senator and GOP candidate for lieutenant governor — is at the center of a scandal over false accusations of voter fraud in North Carolina.
December 2, 2016 -
A think tank founded and largely funded by GOP mega-donor Art Pope has jumped into the still-unsettled North Carolina gubernatorial race with a lawsuit challenging same-day registration — a program the legislature killed in 2013 but a federal court revived for this year's election.
August 25, 2016 -
North Carolina is fighting to end voter preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds. The program increased youth turnout and was disproportionately used by African Americans and Latinos, but state lawmakers have claimed — without offering any evidence — that it risks confusing voters.