December 5, 2014 -
The August hanging death of a black teen in a small North Carolina town was quickly ruled a suicide, but the conclusion is being challenged by the victim's family and an independent pathologist hired by the N.C. NAACP. The incident is the latest in a disturbing series of hangings of black men that have some wondering whether lynchings have continued into the post-civil rights era.
December 2, 2014 -
Edward Baptist's rigorously researched book interweaves economic analysis of the slave trade and the production that came from it with heartbreaking stories of the lives and suffering of the people who were enslaved.
November 25, 2014 -
Following President Obama's announcement of his plan to provide temporary relief from deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, advocates across the South are preparing to support those eligible to apply for relief -- and to continue the fight for the millions more who will remain in the shadows.
November 11, 2014 -
Accusing the hospital industry of meeting the cheapest standards rather than the most protective ones, National Nurses United is holding strikes, pickets, and other protest actions across the South and nation this week to demand better Ebola safeguards for health care workers.
November 7, 2014 -
A national hotline for voting problems reported that call volume was up significantly during this election, the first in 50 years held without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. In several Southern states, the number of voters affected by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races for U.S. Senate and governor.
November 6, 2014 -
Despite reports of strong early voting numbers in several Southern battleground states, preliminary data indicate that overall voter turnout this fall didn't increase significantly compared to past midterm elections.
November 5, 2014 -
Propositions dealing with hot-button issues including the minimum wage, fracking, marijuana, income taxes, abortion, Islamic Sharia law, and political corruption were on state and local ballots across the South this year. We take a look at how they fared.