Categories & Tags: race

The power of Southern song: How the South shaped Pete Seeger   |   January 31, 2014
Before he became a folk music legend, Pete Seeger wanted to be a journalist. It was this perspective as a reporter and storyteller that defined Seeger's approach to singing...

 

New battle over voter ID in the South   |   March 6, 2013
It's like 2011 all over again. It was two years ago that, after Republicans claimed big gains in state legislatures across the South and country in the 2010 mid-terms,...

 

The reality of the U.S. violence epidemic beyond Sandy Hook   |   December 17, 2012
Friday's massacre of 20 first-grade students and six adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. by a disturbed young man who also killed his mother has...

 

Nissan workers seek fair shake in Mississippi plant   |   August 3, 2012
By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes United Auto Workers President Bob King says organizing foreign-owned auto plants is make-or-break for the shrinking union, but it's been 11...

 

First Havana-Miami cargo service marks sea change for Cuba past and future   |   July 20, 2012
By Louis Nevaer, New America Media When the Bolivian merchant ship, the Ana Cecelia, docked in Havana from Miami last Friday -- ambitiously labeled "Peace Boat" on its...

 

In Alabama poultry workers victory, a vote to stick together   |   June 28, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes A racially mixed workforce in an Alabama poultry plant defeated management's attempts to exploit their diversity, turning aside the...

 

VOICES: A new Emancipation Day for Florida's farmworkers?   |   May 18, 2012
On May 20, 1865 United States General Edward M. McCook gave the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the state of Florida. It was a moment that African Americans had...

 

How Louisiana became the prison capitol of the world   |   May 14, 2012
The share of Louisiana's population that is locked up in jails or prisons is triple that of Iran and seven times that of China. In last two decades, Lousiana's...

 

Leading blogger for conservative NC think tank resigns over offensive Obama image   |   March 22, 2012
Thursday morning, the president of the John Locke Foundation, John Hood, apologized on his Facebook page for a picture posted on the group's website that showed President...

 

Mississippi Democrat leaders: We need to return to our populist roots   |   March 21, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Talk to most Mississippians down at the local coffee shop, and the first thing they'll tell you is they're conservative, says Mississippi...

 

Top 5 of 2011 - #3: The fight to save Troy Davis   |   December 27, 2011
NOTE: Facing South will be posting lightly over the winter holidays. As we close out the year, we look at Facing South's big stories in 2011. Our earlier entries in the series...

 

NC voters reject Pope-backed candidates in local school board battle over resegregation   |   October 12, 2011
Voters in Wake County, N.C. headed to the polls yesterday in high numbers to reject a slate of conservative Republican Board of Education candidates who opposed a longstanding...

 

Black Belt Power: African-Americans come back South, change political landscape   |   September 28, 2011
Much of the media buzz about the 2010 Census has focused on the role of Latinos and new immigrants in changing the face of the country. It makes sense: According to the U.S....

 

Why does the South execute more people?   |   September 22, 2011
In the wake of the high-profile but ultimately unsuccessful effort to save Georgia's Troy Davis from execution, media outlets are buzzing that the Davis case has sparked a new...

 

Senate passes resolution apologizing for slavery   |   June 19, 2009
The Senate passed a resolution Thursday calling on Congress to officially apologize "to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States for the wrongs...

 

N.C. Indians target Clear Channel for shock jock's racist remarks   |   April 10, 2008
American Indians and their allies from across North Carolina gathered at the state Capitol yesterday to demand the firing of a Clear Channel station disc jockey who made...

 

The 'Acting White' myth and other influences   |   March 31, 2005
by Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend and Big Brass Blog An article in the New York Times by Paul Tough a while back postulated that the phenomenon of black kids being...