September 23, 2016 -
The EPA is considering a proposal to allow oil and gas companies to continue to dump wastewater from offshore fracking directly into Gulf waters. The industry dumped more than 76 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into the Gulf in 2014 alone.
August 26, 2016 -
Sixty-one years after a grief-stricken mother invited the world to witness the brutality of white supremacy, a new museum dedicated to the African-American experience will put her son's casket on display — an exhibit that aims to ensure future generations remember America's painful past and how it shapes the present.
August 17, 2016 -
Incarcerated people across the South and nation are planning to strike next month to protest forced work for little or no pay — part of a long history of labor organizing in U.S. prisons.
August 10, 2016 -
The first-ever national Fight for $15 Convention kicks off Aug. 12 in Richmond, Virginia. Organizers chose the capital of the former Confederacy to emphasize the overlap between economic and racial justice.
August 4, 2016 -
In the past few weeks, courts nationwide have struck down a number of Republican-engineered voting restrictions — including a North Carolina law considered the single biggest rollback of voting rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
July 22, 2016 -
A multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a Missouri community's jailing of poor people unable to pay court fines and fees. Similar lawsuits have been filed over debtors' prisons in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
July 15, 2016 -
This week North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that blocks public access to footage from body cameras worn by police. The state joins others across the South that have taken similar action.