Media for good trouble.
Liberation lives here.
As terrifying and tragic as the Capitol riots may have been, they were also wholly predictable, and serve as a testament to just how blatantly and shamelessly power and whiteness will work to protect itself in this country.
Inconsistent record-keeping, mismanaged funds, and an arduous and confusing bureaucratic process keep thousands of potential voters off the records in Tennessee.
The largest city in the South is fumbling the housing crisis during this pandemic. Here's how we got here and what are activists in Houston doing to prepare for the eviction moratorium's end come January.
The military-industrial complex is the closest thing the government has to a federal jobs program, but it isn't even very good at that. Alabama anti-war, military insider activists call to end the "welfare program for defense contractors."
Arts & Soul
Movies like "Hillbilly Elegy" erase the legacy of Black folk in Appalachia. Affrilachian writer Crystal Good shares her experience of the Black folks creating, struggling, and thriving behind the scenes.
From Dixieland-style jazz to swing's ascension to America's most popular music, to Charlie Parker's bebop revolution—jazz-great Lester Young not only followed the music but shaped its future.
Kansas city had a history of shutting down jazz venues. Now, the city government sees 18th & Vine's Black musical heritage as the ticket to increasing property values. But local Black musicians see jazz as something more.
Kansas City was once the nerve-center of Jazz—until neoliberal policies and government oversight strangled the community that nurtured it.
Race & Place
After a year marked by grief, the poet Ashley M. Jones considers the power of the name: "Black people do not want to hear their names called and Tweeted and put on T-shirts to gain a new life in American infamy."
Extreme weather is increasingly knocking out power lines and phone towers across the South. Without immediate action, critical internet and communications infrastructure may soon succumb to climate change events they weren't designed to withstand.
In 2016, Mary King, once an organizer and photographer for SNCC, went to Mississippi to revisit the history that defined the true north of her life.
The year's battles for racial reckoning bolstered the work of abolitionist and progressive librarians as they fight neutrality and erasure in one of the oldest public institutions.
Already notorious for cancer, the 85-mile stretch of industrial communities from Baton Rouge to New Orleans now struggle to fight COVID-19.