February 8, 2012 -
A coalition of leading labor and human rights organizations recently asked Alabama's top three car manufacturers to help convince lawmakers to repeal the state's harsh immigration law -- and one company has already agreed to meet with the advocates.
January 12, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has stepped up its involvement on voting rights in challenging voter ID laws. But the cases may push debate over the Voting Rights Act into a hostile Supreme Court.
November 18, 2011 -
Veterans of civil rights, labor and other movements calling themselves the Council of Elders talk about why they support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its meaning for broader change.
November 3, 2011 -
The Department of Justice has largely taken a hands-off approach to state redistricting plans. But when it comes to photo ID laws and other voting rights issues in the South, the DOJ has emerged as a key player.
October 14, 2011 -
That the legendarily courageous Shuttlesworth, one of the key architects of the Civil Rights Movement, lived long enough to change the course of American history seems nothing short of a miracle.
October 13, 2011 -
The writer, folklorist, human-rights activist and Klan buster died in his home state of Florida in August at age 94. Earlier this month, friends and family gathered at his home to remember him and hear a eulogy by his friend Erick Dittus.
October 12, 2011 -
Voters in Wake County, N.C. cast ballots yesterday in a high-profile school board race and handed a big win to Democrats and desegregation -- and a big loss to North Carolina conservative money man and school-privatization advocate Art Pope.
July 19, 2008 -
When we launched our Friday dogblogging feature earlier this year, we mentioned Southerners' special love for canines. But an honest understanding of dogs' history in our region also recognizes how the animals were used to brutalize Southerners and Southern progress.