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