September 13, 2018 -
In 1868, Southern states held constitutional conventions in which recently freed black men helped eliminate vestiges of the Confederacy and draft progressive blueprints for state government. While some of the provisions survived Jim Crow, conservative politicians today are chipping away at Reconstruction's radical legacy.
April 7, 2015 -
In a letter to Duke CEO Lynn Good, an African-American minister and an environmental advocate criticize the utility's campaign to block the shift to solar power by trying to convince black community leaders that it hurts the poor -- while at the same time fighting legislation to make solar power more affordable.
May 23, 2012 -
A new documentary produced by students at Duke University in collaboration with the voting-rights watchdog group Democracy NC puts recent laws restricting the minority vote in historical context.
May 11, 2012 -
A by-the-numbers look at the groups and individuals who played key roles in financing the fight over North Carolina's Amendment One.
May 3, 2012 -
Workers who helped organize the union at the Smithfield Foods slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, N.C. tell the story of how African American, white, and Mexican immigrant workers were able to find common ground despite the company's attempts to use racial division and immigration enforcement to defeat them.
October 4, 2011 -
As the Occupy Wall Street protests enter their third week, UNC-Chapel Hill is holding a symposium on the life and work of Frantz Fanon. What message would the Black theoretician have for the activists in the streets of Lower Manhattan?
August 3, 2011 -
New America Media Editor's Note: The battle over immigration is now being waged at the state level. Since Arizona's immigration law SB 1070 went into effect one year ago, five states -- Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah -- have passed similar laws.