As the capital of Alabama, and former capital of The Confederate States of America, Montgomery is steeped in history, but for people of our generation its recent history is more transformational. This is the city where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his civil rights work.
I cannot accept S744, and I refuse to sell out millions of other undocumented immigrants in the process. I am tired of the conversation orbiting around what is obtainable instead of what is right.
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Now that states with a history of abusive behavior toward minority voters can change voting laws without getting "preclearance" from, well, anybody, there's nothing anybody can do about it.
Too many seem to believe that anyone who is serious enough about suicide to use a gun would find an equally effective means if a gun were not available. When it comes to guns and suicide, especially in young people, there are things we can do.
Lilly Ledbetter never dreamed of being a feminist heroine; and she's not a politician. But she now finds herself at the forefront of the movement for gender pay equity and women's rights.
Ryan Bingham might look, act and talk like a cowboy, and maybe that's where his crazy heart ultimately lies. But there's more to the singer-songwriter...
Jason Isbell doesn't mince words while discussing his battle with the bottle. "Man, I'm an alcoholic," the Alabama singer-songwriter said of his add...
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At a time when this country needs to pull together, when the world is embroiled in difficult financial and life-changing struggles there are states that are trying to rip our democracy apart.
Why don't we make this easy and agree that equal rights belong to all Americans, and then legislate and litigate accordingly? Fair enough?
Unfortunately, 90 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural America -- and we can't allow these areas to be left behind. This week, USDA is further expanding a program to partner with rural communities on projects they support to promote economic growth.
While the entire nation fights to retain their democratic rights the Supreme Court wastes time hearing a plea from Alabama, a state that has spent years trying to subvert the vote and supplant democracy.
To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.
Clarence Aaron has been in prison for 20 years and the president has the power to order him released tomorrow. It is way past time for Clarence Aaron's mother to live on more than the thin gruel of hope dished out by the president.
(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...