September 15, 2022 -
Speaking in response to Jackson's latest drinking water crisis, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) has said that privatization of the city's system is under consideration. But many U.S. communities that privatized their water reconsidered after encountering problems including shoddy maintenance and a lack of promised savings.
February 5, 2018 -
The latest volume by longtime Atlanta cultural worker and political activist Michael Simanga offers rich food for thought during Black History Month.
November 17, 2017 -
Democrats, liberal-leaning independents and a growing number of progressives lead two-thirds of the South's 30 largest cities, but their agenda is under attack from the region's conservative legislatures through preemption and other efforts to limit local control.
November 18, 2016 -
Next month the Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference will return to Mississippi where it began 20 years ago. This year's event at Tougaloo College in Jackson will include discussions on Islamophobia and resisting the Trump program.
September 5, 2014 -
Now that he's stepping down as North Carolina's budget director, conservative kingmaker Art Pope will have more time to devote to his discount retail company, which recently announced controversial plans to open a grocery in a historic black Raleigh neighborhood that's also a food desert. But Pope may face competition from a food cooperative offering a dramatically different business model.
February 28, 2014 -
Known as "America's most revolutionary mayor," Jackson, Miss. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died this week at age 66. Lumumba earned a reputation for being both practical and visionary, an effective politician who never abandoned his principles of "revolutionary transformation."
July 22, 2013 -
Challenging the stereotype of the happy-go-lucky Southerner, residents of North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia are taking to the streets and standing up to the right-wing corporate agenda.