June 21, 2019 -
Most of the states still refusing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are in the South — and the advocates pressing for expansion there are not giving up.
January 19, 2018 -
Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which covers nearly 3 million children in the South, isn't guaranteed for every state past Jan. 19. If Congress fails to find a fix, the results would be disastrous in a region consistently ranked low for children's health outcomes.
March 16, 2017 -
A high-profile incident involving a 15-year-old Black student in North Carolina who lashed out against a verbal bully has focused attention on the rise of racist harassment in schools following Trump's election. While some might think words don't actually hurt anyone, studies show otherwise.
January 12, 2017 -
Poised to strike down the Affordable Care Act without a viable replacement, Congress appears to be "walking in the darkness of destructive selfishness" that Dr. King warned against.
July 13, 2015 -
In the latest installment of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's "Southern Voices" oral history project, we hear from South Carolina leaders on local economic and community development efforts underway in the state.
July 3, 2014 -
Most Southern states have opted not to expand the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled under the Affordable Care Act. A new report breaks down exactly what that means in terms of the impact on Southerners' health and quality of life.
November 7, 2013 -
The national debate over "Obamacare" rages on, but whose voices are being heard? Not those of black teenagers in the impoverished Mississippi Delta -- at least until now.