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Saturday, February 24, 2018

After 150 Years, Dixie Still A Place Apart

Twice now the rest of the country has imposed change on the South, made it do what it did not want to do: extend basic human rights to those it had systematically brutalized and oppressed.

April 5, 2015
African Americans, Lifestyle, National News, South, Migration, Demographics, Childhood Home, Generational

New Generation Of African Americans Are Moving Less

African Americans in the South are travelling in more local circles, from the suburb to the city and vice versa, pointing towards a growth in economic opportunities and a preference for southern hospitality.

April 1, 2015
Tupelo, Mississippi, South, Gay Rights, South, Progress, National News, Civil Liberties

Gay Rights Supporters Gird For Fight In Mississippi Beyond Marriage

Despite some social and legislative progress to “pry open the Southern closet,” some Tupelo residents want to criminalize homosexuality.

April 1, 2015

Democrats Divided: How Did They Lose The White Middle Class?

Is it time for Democrats to give up on the South?

December 10, 2014

Democrats Are All But Extinct In The South

It looks like the GOP will control the South for a long, long time.

December 5, 2014

Democrats Should Be Nicer To The South

Democrats can’t abandon a huge section of the country and expect to win elections.

September 30, 2014

Southern Republicans Bring More Polarization

Think Congress is bad now? It may be getting a lot worse.

September 19, 2014

Author And Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86

By Elizabeth Leland, The Charlotte Observer “She was an extraordinary, charismatic person,” Edwin Wilson, a former provost at Wake Forest University where Angelou taught, told The Charlotte Observer years ago. “She had a way of bringing an audience very much to within her grasp.” After Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, he asked her […]

May 28, 2014

North Carolina Scrubs Climate Change Data From State Website

Climate change is not up for discussion in the Tar Heel State. The first example of this informal ban on science in North Carolina came last May, when lawmakers debated a bill that would essentially make it illegal to predict a sea-level rise along the coast. As The National Memo reported in May of last […]

March 21, 2014