Race and Civil Rights
April 15, 2016 -
As pressure grows on power companies to move toxic coal ash out of leaky, wet impoundments and into dry, lined landfills, the experience of an African-American community near one such landfill in rural Alabama highlights the potential problems with that approach.
April 12, 2016 -
Gov. Phil Bryant's decision to sign into law the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act" has nothing to do with freedom or conscience and everything to do with discrimination.
April 8, 2016 -
The U.S. announced a deal last week to move weapons-grade plutonium from Japan and ship it to the Savannah River Site on the South Carolina-Georgia border, where there are longstanding concerns about the environmental health risks that low-income and African-American communities disproportionately bear.
April 1, 2016 -
A by-the-numbers look at how businesses in North Carolina and elsewhere across the South are opposing discrimination and intolerance against LGBT people and other vulnerable minorities.
March 31, 2016 -
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, the architect of North Carolina's Moral Movement, is joining with other faith and civil rights leaders for a "revival tour" that aims to put love, justice and compassion at the center of public life — a response to a national political discourse that Barber says "has been poisoned by hateful language and policies."
March 9, 2016 -
Community advocates say settlement talks with North Carolina's environmental agency fell apart after state officials invited the hog industry into what were supposed to be confidential mediation proceedings in a federal case charging the state's regulation of the industry disproportionately harms communities of color.
February 25, 2016 -
The 2016 presidential contest is the first since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which protects voters against racial discrimination. Where do the major candidates stand on restoring the law and on other voting rights issues?