There were a few times up in Michigan when our entire family drove to Mississippi to visit my father's siblings. And we dreamed of making "good time." I never knew until much later in life that good time might be an important concept and achievement.
One thing is for sure: When it comes to how the billions of dollars in BP fines slated for the Gulf Coast is used by the states, advocates, watch-dog groups and citizens alike best keep their nose on the money trail.
A new version of race relations seems to have taken hold in Southern political life. Cynics can snicker; but the changed order is better than anything practiced in the past in this part of the country.
When the civil government decides that a certain faith should be honored in schools and other public institutions, it positions itself as the arbiter of which religious beliefs are true or false.
We can appreciate that Dr. Spitzer recognized his error and made his apology while he still could. But only time will tell if that will make a difference in the acceptance of LGBT individuals.
After being raped by two men when I was just fifteen years old, I understand the value of choice. Maybe that's because I never had one. The trauma I e...
Even though she's lived and worked in Memphis since 1999, singer-songwriter-actress Amy LaVere isn't tied down to one place or, for that matter, one career.
Un gran aplauso to President Obama for announcing that Dolores Huerta, the legendary civil rights and labor leader, will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 12 other outstanding individuals.
Substantial educational change will never occur in Mississippi until its citizens decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.
The issues surrounding the debate on abortion and reproductive rights seem to be the same across the globe, whether in Muslim countries or in America.
As the second anniversary of the worst offshore oil spill in history approaches, the signs are not good that things will return to normal anytime soon.
It's a continuing game of racial politics -- now played by both blacks and whites in more sophisticated manner without traditional perversities -- in a regional system still struggling with historic black-white disparities and tensions.
We repeatedly express surprise when this unilateral power is used and are quick to decry the lack of principle behind some uses of the pardon power. Yet we never ask how a candidate would use the pardon power during the election cycle?
Why do I say that? I don't mean they are actually on the take. Too Third World. But they are fundamentally corrupt insofar as they tweak every decision they make that bears on politics in favor of the Republican party.
It was par for a K.R.I.T. show, brazenly honest raps and an arsenal of flows to go with that trademark bounce. Smoke DZA even got in on the fun.
Recent PPP polling might tempt some to unearth hackneyed caricatures about Southerners and social issues. But in fact, there are fewer differences between Southern Republicans and voters overall than you might think.