February 25, 2022 -
Inspired by her own experience with postpartum depression, Louisiana nurse practitioner and doula Nikki Greenaway launched an innovative practice to care for vulnerable new mothers. She talks with Facing South about how her model of community care can help address the maternal mortality crisis, which is especially dire among young Black women living in Louisiana and other Southern states.
August 20, 2021 -
A professor confronts the deadly role misinformation has played in the white evangelical Christian church amid a COVID-19 resurgence in his home state of Arkansas, and he shares a still-unfinished poem written by his wife — an emergency physician — about her experience confronting the wages of bearing false witness.
November 4, 2020 -
Joyce Elliott would have been the first Black representative Arkansas ever sent to Congress. But the Democratic state senator's 10-point loss to incumbent Republican French Hill in the state's 2nd Congressional District reveals a political reality that one observer calls "redder than ruby red."
April 9, 2020 -
The rural South's health care system was struggling even before the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has brought hospital and health clinic closures as well as worker furloughs.
December 20, 2019 -
In the face of ongoing, state-by-state coordinated efforts to legislate abortion care out of existence, we must work on numerous fronts to ensure that the most underserved communities in the South are able to obtain abortion care.
October 23, 2019 -
Officials in Tennessee and Virginia allowed a hospital monopoly to form on the borders of their states, promising that any negative effects would be counteracted by state regulation. But is that realistic?