Categories & Tags: Race and Civil Rights

Farmworkers launch divestment campaign against JPMorgan Chase   |   September 16, 2010
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, the Ohio-based migrant workers' rights organization that has been increasingly focused on the U.S. South in recent years, this month launched...

 

Quran-burning plans by Florida church come on rising tide of anti-Islamic bigotry   |   September 8, 2010
A Florida church says it intends to follow through with plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks despite warnings from top U.S....

 

VOICES: Defecting black vote spells big trouble for Democrats   |   September 7, 2010
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America Media It's no overstatement to say that Barack Obama would not be president if Latino and especially black voters had not turned the...

 

Labor Day: Honoring Labor in the South   |   September 2, 2010
When Glenn Beck decided to hold his "Restoring Honor" rally last week at the very site in Washington, D.C. where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a...

 

VOICES: Workers who win the South change the nation   |   August 27, 2010
By MaryBe McMillan Forty-seven years after the 1963 March on Washington, the union movement and our allies are preparing for our own march in October. Under the banner of One...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: BP's oil-spill waste dumped on communities of color   |   August 13, 2010
Number of Gulf Coast landfills that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved for taking waste from BP's oil spill: 9 Number of those that are located in communities where...

 

Breakthrough? Senate to vote on stand-alone bill funding USDA settlement with black farmers (updated)   |   August 2, 2010
Several sources are reporting today that, after failing three times to approve $1.15 billion in funding for the U.S. government's settlement with black farmers this spring, the...

 

VOICES: EPA to elevate environmental justice in its rulemaking   |   July 29, 2010
By Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on an interim guidance document that requires agency staff to...

 

Why isn't Washington paying what it owes to black farmers?   |   July 27, 2010
For many, the scandal surrounding Shirley Sherrod's dubious ouster from the U.S. Agriculture Department was the first they'd heard of civil rights battles over farm policy,...

 

Racism at the USDA: Today at 4pm on WBAI 99.5 FM New York   |   July 27, 2010
There might be some silver linings that come out of the scandal of Shirley Sherrod being pushed out of the Agriculture Department. One is a backlash against Breitbarting -- hit-...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Race and the USDA   |   July 22, 2010
Year in which land ownership peaked for African-Americans: 1910 Number of acres collectively owned by U.S. blacks at that time: 15 million Number of acres they collectively owned...

 

The real story of racism at the USDA   |   July 22, 2010
Right now, if you do a web search of the words "racism" and "USDA," the majority of links will steer you to coverage of this week's Shirley Sherrod affair...

 

The fight against school re-segregation heats up in North Carolina   |   July 20, 2010
A thousand people marched through the streets of North Carolina's capital yesterday to protest the local school board's dismantling of a lauded student assignment policy...

 

VOICES: Tea Party should hail NAACP resolution on racism   |   July 15, 2010
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America Media The NAACP's resolution calling on Tea Party activists to repudiate "racist elements" in their ranks has met with...

 

Big battles over political districts loom for 2011   |   July 13, 2010
The 2010 Census count is winding down, which means the Census Bureau is already crunching millions of pieces of data -- information it will hand off to lawmakers to decide where...

 

BP, Bayous and Byways: Dispatches from the Gulf   |   June 28, 2010
What a trip! Last week, you -- the readers of Facing South -- sent us on a week-long mission to the Gulf Coast to investigate the BP spill and Gulf recovery. It was a whirlwind...

 

From prejudice to progress: The political evolution of Sen. Robert Byrd   |   June 28, 2010
Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) ended his record run in the U.S. Senate today, passing away early this morning at age 92. Byrd joined the Senate in 1959, going on to become not only...

 

Nikki Haley: Is she Sikh enough?   |   June 24, 2010
By Viji Sundaram, New America MediaNikki Haley won the Republican nomination for governor of the state of South Carolina Tuesday. She now has to start thinking about the general...

 

The color of foreclosure: Blacks, Latinos still losing homes at record numbers   |   June 18, 2010
Thanks to a certain oil spill and other attention-grabbing events, the nation's home foreclosure crisis has drifted off the news headlines. But a new study by the Center for...

 

Fears of cultural extinction on Louisiana's Gulf Coast   |   June 15, 2010
By Jordan Flaherty As BP's deepwater well continues to discharge oil into the Gulf, the economic and public health effects are already being felt across coastal communities....

 

Send me and Sue to investigate the Gulf next week   |   June 15, 2010
Dear Facing South reader -- I'm writing to ask for your help today. As you know, the BP oil spill is one of our country's biggest disasters ever -- and for many on the Gulf Coast...

 

The rise of "multi-racials" could change U.S. politics   |   June 14, 2010
By Marisa Trevino LatinaLista The U.S. Census released a report last week that showed something that everyone has known to be on the horizon for a while now -- the growth in...

 

Justice in Mississippi: Curtis Flowers starts record sixth murder trial   |   June 10, 2010
An African American man, Curtis Flowers, made history this week when he became the first person in U.S. history to ever go on trial for murder six times for the same crime. Mr....

 

VOICES: Obama sends in the border troops   |   May 28, 2010
By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer While conservatives have already started blaming President Obama for not allowing the National Guard to construct gun turrets on top of the...

 

VOICES: Why everyone should know about Kamau Marcharia   |   May 21, 2010
Who is Kamau Marcharia a.k.a. Robert John Lewis and why should anyone care about him? And, how did he get tangled up in sex offender punishment and politics, voting rights...