December 19, 2018 -
As the lame duck governor heads to the U.S. Senate, Florida is losing its only black Supreme Court justice. That's no accident: A drastic loss in racial diversity on Florida state courts is part of Gov. Scott's legacy and has led to demands for reforming how judges are chosen.
November 17, 2017 -
This month's elections in Georgia and Virginia showed that Democrats can make inroads in Southern state legislatures, but gerrymandering still tilts the field in favor of Republicans.
October 13, 2017 -
Driven by economic pain, an exodus was already underway from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland before Hurricane Maria, which has intensified the out-migration. Where are Puerto Ricans heading, and how are they changing the political landscape there?
June 16, 2017 -
Rural areas draw the ire of Trump opponents on the left and right who charge that residents voted against their own interests. But in the South, which has the country's biggest rural Black population and growing numbers of rural Hispanics, many of the rural communities most threatened by Trump's policies did not vote for him.
August 28, 2015 -
A tale of two recoveries, black and white, by the numbers.
July 24, 2015 -
As the growth of the South's immigrant population transforms the region, the makeup of its immigrant communities is shifting, with Asian immigration now outpacing immigration from Latin America in several states.
July 20, 2015 -
A by-the-numbers look at the big changes in New Orleans in the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit.