Human Rights

Accused N.C. lawmaker appeals expulsion

March 26, 2008 - Earlier this week we brought you the story of North Carolina state Rep. Thomas E. Wright, a New Hanover County Democrat expelled from the legislature last week over charges that he misappropriated almost $350,000 in campaign and other funds. He and his attorneys -- among them N.C.

Remembering Rev. James 'Shackdaddy' Orange

March 3, 2008 - An excerpt of a 1981 Southern Exposure interview with civil rights organizer James Orange, who talks about how he got his nickname, the importance of freedom songs to the movement, and his later work with gangs in Chicago. Orange passed in away in February 2008 at age 65.

Paul's haul on King day (oh, the irony!)

January 23, 2008 - Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Congressman from Texas who recently finished second in the Nevada Republican caucuses, used the occasion of yesterday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for another fundraising extravaganza, collecting $1.85 million for the campaign.