July 20, 2018 -
President Trump recently commuted the federal prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson of Tennessee, who was serving life without parole for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. The move came after a decade of effort by criminal justice reform advocates, who now see hope for more systemic change in a bill that's been introduced in Congress by a key GOP leader.
February 2, 2018 -
A Haitian American who grew up in Miami's Little Haiti, Francesca Menes serves on the Black Immigration Network's steering committee, working to ensure the voices of U.S. immigrants from throughout the African diaspora are heard by policy makers. She discusses how to seize this unusual political moment to build real power.
October 26, 2017 -
As he and other organizers gather for the annual Southern Movement Assembly, Saladin Muhammad with North Carolina's Black Workers for Justice discusses the importance of building power in the workplace, of tying local struggles together into a mass movement, and of being conscious of the history we're making.
June 1, 2017 -
As the Trump administration locks up growing numbers of undocumented immigrants, they are being held in detention centers across the South where conditions are horrendous — and even deadly.
May 19, 2017 -
The Supreme Court ruled 63 years ago this week in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Today, integration gains are being eroded by voucher programs that use public money to support private schools — and the Trump administration wants to expand those programs dramatically.
March 31, 2017 -
Immigrant-welcoming local governments in the South are navigating a challenging political terrain as states in the region adopt bans on so-called "sanctuary" policies and as the federal government also moves to crack down on sanctuary communities.