August 7, 2015 -
The paucity of public and private investment in the rural South has caused outsized harm to African-American women and girls, but organizing efforts are underway to help them become leaders in building a more prosperous and just future for their communities.
July 14, 2015 -
As voting rights supporters rallied for the opening of the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive election law, they got words of encouragement from David Goodman, brother of a civil rights volunteer murdered in Mississippi in 1964.
July 3, 2015 -
Following the shooting deaths of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a white supremacist, fires have been reported at seven black churches across the South, with three of the cases ruled arson. With anxiety gripping congregations, federal officials convened a national discussion this week to calm fears and encourage houses of worship to draw up emergency plans.
June 25, 2015 -
In the latest installment of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's "Southern Voices" oral history project, organizers from the region talk about their experiences with racism.
May 22, 2015 -
The disaster near Santa Barbara, the site of a 1969 oil spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, comes amid a push to open the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf to oil and gas drilling. It underscores the risk presented by coastal energy development coupled with weak regulation.
May 18, 2015 -
The Republicans running Mississippi have the prison system in shambles, workers' compensation gutted, education on a precipice — and journalist Joe Atkins looking back to populist Louisiana Gov. "Uncle" Earl Long for solace.
April 30, 2015 -
Five years after the BP disaster, a group of governors led by North Carolina's Pat McCrory is pushing for drilling in the Atlantic. The group has close ties to a secret-money nonprofit and energy lobbyists, a relationship that raises questions about transparency, ethics and the blurring of public and private interests.