March 19, 2020 -
The global coronavirus pandemic lays bare the existing problems in health care systems that were already stretched to the breaking point.
July 3, 2019 -
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been researching how the climate crisis will affect farming, but it's withheld the findings from the public. That's just one example of how the Trump administration is making it harder for farmers across the South — a region especially vulnerable to climate change — to prepare for a warming world.
June 15, 2018 -
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. We look back at his historic tour of one of the poorest and most oppressed regions of the United States with a short documentary video by Facing South intern Junior Walters.
December 14, 2017 -
Attorney and civil rights movement veteran Al McSurely serves on the steering committee of the newly-launched Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival. He shares the lessons he learned organizing in Appalachia during the original Poor People's Campaign launched by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago.
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.
May 19, 2017 -
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's popular Roundup herbicide, is widely sprayed on crops throughout the South. But a class-action lawsuit brought by cancer patients accuses the company of failing to adequately warn people about the chemical's health risks.