February 7, 2014 -
With a pivotal election approaching, voting rights advocates in North Carolina have launched a project that aims to counter the effects of one of the most restrictive new voting laws in the nation.
January 15, 2014 -
Nearly half of the TV ads in a national $20 million ad blitz launched by Americans for Prosperity have been directed at Sen. Kay Hagan, solidifying North Carolina's status as a key battleground.
January 3, 2014 -
A by-the-numbers look at the political battle underway in North Carolina, where a a right-wing legislature and administration backed by monied special interests is being challenged by a grassroots protest movement that's now spreading to other states.
December 16, 2013 -
Hundreds of professors and grad students from colleges and universities across North Carolina are urging Gov. Pat McCrory to condemn a broad information request from a think tank tied to his state budget director. The group is seeking records from UNC law professor and anti-poverty crusader Gene Nichol, an outspoken administration critic.
December 9, 2013 -
Bill Allain survived some of the nastiest attacks in Mississippi's political history to be elected governor in 1983. Labor South's Joe Atkins recalls an appearance by the devout Catholic at a Pentecostal gathering two years later.
December 6, 2013 -
Before Nelson Mandela became a global icon, civil rights activists in the U.S. South were bringing attention to the injustice of apartheid -- and learning from the South African struggle for freedom and justice.