March 13, 2015 -
The manager of a grocery store in Virginia was unfairly targeting African-American workers for discipline. When a union member stood up and fought the mistreatment, she not only fixed the managerial problem but strengthened the union.
November 19, 2014 -
A national conference for racial justice advocates held in Dallas last week considered how changing racial demographics present both opportunities and challenges for advancing racial justice in the country and in the South.
October 9, 2014 -
The nation's highest court has decided to allow North Carolina's restrictive new election law to take effect this year, reversing a lower court's ruling. In response, voting-rights advocates are carrying on with grassroots voter registration and protection efforts while continuing to challenge the law in the courts.
September 19, 2014 -
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in New York City on Sept. 21 for the biggest climate protest in U.S. history, preceding the start of the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 23. The gatherings come as the cost of climate change-related disasters is climbing -- especially in the South.
September 12, 2014 -
A resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision lifting restrictions on money in politics failed in the Senate this week on a party-line vote. But voters support such an amendment by a wide margin, and pro-reform activists vow to press on.
September 8, 2014 -
Angela A. Allen-Bell, a professor at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has a new article out that turns the tables on anti-Black Panther Party rhetoric by asking if the treatment the group has suffered at the hands of government officials constitutes a form of domestic terrorism.
June 6, 2014 -
"Our families cannot continue to struggle on Walmart's poverty pay and constantly changing schedules while Walmart and the Walton family make billions from our work," says one striking mother who works for the Arkansas-based retail giant.
September 17, 2013 -
The AFL-CIO is undertaking a new strategy that involves building closer ties with non-labor allies, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club. But given the extreme attacks workers are suffering, will that be enough to meet the challenges of the day?
September 9, 2013 -
They didn't strike this time, but last week Walmart workers and their allies marched, rallied, danced, blew horns, and took arrests in a coordinated day of action protesting the company's recent crackdown on worker activists.
September 5, 2013 -
Inspired by the Moral Monday movement, students across North Carolina are organizing a college tour to raise awareness around election protection, planning a march on the governor's mansion to protest attacks on voting, and launching a group to protect voters from intimidation at the polls.