January 13, 2015 -
Last week, Durham, North Carolina became the latest Southern community to roll out the welcome mat for unaccompanied immigrant children. While some Southern cities have met the children with anti-immigrant sentiment, here are seven Southern communities that opened their arms instead.
December 23, 2014 -
A gathering held earlier this month in a community near Louisiana's imperiled coast brought together Houma Indians and young climate activists to build solidarity to address global warming, rising seas, and the environmental effects of oil drilling.
December 16, 2014 -
When you support the Institute for Southern Studies and our work for a better South, you invest in a vision of a more just, democratic and healthy future that can send ripples of change far beyond our region.
November 26, 2014 -
For the third year in a row, employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are using the biggest shopping day of the year as an opportunity to press their case for higher wages and better working conditions.
October 24, 2014 -
The South has been a bastion of resistance to expanding Medicaid to more low-income, uninsured Americans under the Affordable Care Act -- but now even one of the leaders of that resistance is reconsidering his position.
October 10, 2014 -
A weekend of protest actions against police violence in the St. Louis suburb will culminate in civil disobedience modeled after protests that began in North Carolina against the state legislature's extremist policies.
October 9, 2014 -
The nation's highest court has decided to allow North Carolina's restrictive new election law to take effect this year, reversing a lower court's ruling. In response, voting-rights advocates are carrying on with grassroots voter registration and protection efforts while continuing to challenge the law in the courts.
September 19, 2014 -
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in New York City on Sept. 21 for the biggest climate protest in U.S. history, preceding the start of the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 23. The gatherings come as the cost of climate change-related disasters is climbing -- especially in the South.
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.