June 10, 2016 -
North Carolina lawmakers recently proposed drastically cutting tuition at several historically black public universities but altered the bill after protests by HBCU students and alumni. One of the lawmakers behind the measure was also a key player behind a law that limited voting rights and dramatically affected HBCU students, and they haven't forgotten.
May 29, 2015 -
Why was the killing of an African-American man by a white police officer in a South Carolina city met with such a different response than similar tragedies in the North and Midwest? Camera footage made a difference, but so did the years-long building of a community of resistance.
March 23, 2015 -
The fast-food chain has refused to join the Fair Food Program, which promotes more humane labor standards for Florida's tomato pickers.
July 7, 2014 -
"Labor rights are civil rights" was the message of a June 27 pro-union rally attended by 400 students, activists, ministers and workers at the Nissan plant in Canton -- the culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference in nearby Jackson.
June 30, 2014 -
As civil rights movement veterans met with young activists at last week's conference commemorating Freedom Summer, a message heard frequently was that workers' rights are at the heart of the movement today.
August 23, 2013 -
Since Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law one of the most restrictive voting bills in the nation, three county boards of elections have taken steps to limit college students' ability to vote or run for office. But have Republicans' actions awakened a sleeping giant?
August 9, 2013 -
College students from across the South are playing a key role in helping workers form a union at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss.