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Students at the Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education interviewed Black male educators to learn how they are innovating in the virtual classroom.
After a rally in support of the CROWN Act, five Black women gather in a beauty salon to talk about why America needs a law to protect natural hair.
The majority of doctors working for the Louisiana Department of Corrections have histories of sexually assaulting patients, writing under-the-table narcotic prescriptions, possession of child pornography, and drinking alcohol on-duty.
What can union activists across the country take away from the high-profile defeat in the union vote at Amazon in Alabama?
Arts & Soul
South Asian organizer Anjali Enjeti, author of two new books—Southbound and The Parted Earth—discusses the model minority myth, white Evangelical extremism, and developing radically inclusive movements.
Pauli Murray is having a moment. The potent but undersung 20th-century Civil Rights activist, legal scholar, poet, and priest suddenly seems to be everywhere—110 years after her birth.
As many Black trans women struggle to imagine life after 40 due to the violence they face, a new documentary by Black filmmaker Luchina Fisher honors the life and work of Black trans activist, elder, and legend Gloria Allen.
Survivors of slavery share their experiences through Reconstruction in the new podcast series "Seizing Freedom" by Virginia Public Media and Witness Docs, featuring voiceover retellings of Black folks' courageous efforts to reconstruct life on their own terms.
Race & Place
A combination of strict screening practices, off-campus instruction, and additional student support have left HBCUs with some of the lowest COVID-19 transmission rates across college campuses.
As Southerners, this is our moment. We have an opportunity to rethink our communities' foodways and reliance on the corporate agriculture structure, interrogate our response to the climate crisis on the Gulf Coast, […]
C.S. Brown may no longer formally labeled a school for Blacks, but its at-risk students were mostly Black—a symbol of the story education data tell about our Black youth, recognized more for trouble than for promise.
Texas is home to the largest number of Black farmers in the country. A new crop of Black urban farmers are continuing traditions and pioneering innovative solutions to address food insecurity and nutritional wellness in Houston.
Essays & Letters
Only Arkansas permits criminal consequences for nonpayment of rent—and it has enforced the law during the pandemic. Now, some legislators want to revoke the statute.
A letter from Scalawag's Executive Director-Publisher: White supremacy is the reason that six Asian women and two others were murdered in Atlanta this week. It is the reason that Flint and Jackson don't have clean water. It is the reason Texas was without power during a deadly winter storm. It is the reason George Floyd […]
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Uninsured, working Alabamians are forced to choose between their well-being and financial security. But politicians are holding out on an easy fix.
Tenant unions are innovating solutions during this housing crisis, but in the South, they're also relying on tried and true methods.
The same winter storm that rocked Texas and much of the Gulf coast caused catastrophic infrastructure failures in Jackson, Mississippi, forcing the city under a water boil notice first issued on February 16. Here's what organizers on the ground want you to know.
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Elizabeth Catte wrote the official takedown of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, placing it in a tradition of whitewashed poverty porn. In her follow-up, she traces the history and influence of eugenics from her backyard across the country.