Human Rights

Ms. Coretta Scott King, Part II

January 31, 2006 - Pam Spaulding has an excellent post up reminding people that Coretta Scott King wasn't just "the wife of Martin," although she worked tirelessly to ensure his legacy was remembered -- including battling the unconstructed Southerners l

Coretta Scott King

By R. Neal
January 31, 2006 - ATLANTA - "Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died. She was 78."

The right-wing fraud about race and Katrina

January 28, 2006 - Earlier this month, right-wing pundit John Leo -- columnist for U.S News and World Report, syndicated to newspapers nation-wide -- wrote a piece that would be forgettable if it didn't echo a growing sentiment on the right about Hurricane Katrina and issues of race in America.

Bursey case debate

January 18, 2006 - Today, we cross-posted at DKos the news -- published earlier here at Facing South -- that the Supreme Court had decided against hearing South Carolina activist Brett Bursey's appeal over 2002 charges that he posed a &quo

How we got MLK Day

January 14, 2006 - My friend (and former Institute board member) William P. Jones has a good piece in The Nation, showing how the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday largely owes its roots to the labor movement and working-class agitation:

Law and Order: Special Interests Unit

January 10, 2006 - Not long ago, it was Corporate America -- not political figures like Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff (who made contact with White House folks 200 times in the first 10 months of the Bush era) -- that was awash in scandal.

President Bush pardons two Tennessee moonshiners

By R. Neal
December 22, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal No, seriously. One of the former moonshiners said he was surprised by the pardon but that he's looking forward to voting and buying a gun. The other said he could "almost be a Republican" after receiving the pardon from Bush.

Hampton students are free

December 6, 2005 - We reported last week on Hampton University (Virginia), a historically black college where students were rounded up by police and faced expulsion for holding a peaceful demonstration.