What's strange is that Mitt Romney thinks the way to win voters in the South is to turn them all into inarticulate, soul-food-eatin' caricatures.
In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.
In our romanticized and admittedly naive fantasy about life as a movie star, nothing is as unquestionably glamorous as traveling around the world on location.
Like most Creole recipes down on the Gulf of Mexico, this one has only a vague resemblance to its French counterpart. It is equally influenced by the other cooking traditions -- namely, Italian, Native American, Spanish, West African, and Portuguese.
What I learned of Black History when I was younger was personal, built on a family history of resistance
By Peter H. Stone...
It seems like the recent past has delivered some strange weather. Is it part of a long-term trend? A trend due to global warming? If you require rigorous scientific evidence, the answer, at least today, is that we just don't know.
Why does corruption seem to thrive in our wonderful state (and my native Chicago!), and what can citizens do to stop it?
My father was my umbrella; but he didn't just shelter and protect me. He molded me. He taught me the importance of community. I write this open tribute with no hesitation nor reservation to say that I am so proud to be his daughter.
Experts say the Pearl River's fish population will need three to five years to recuperate, and some species -- including certain mussels -- may not fully return.
"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.
An election-eve poll showed that if the presidential election were held today, the Buckeye State would give President Obama an 11-point victory over his nearest Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.
The common theme here is clear: voters -- even in a red state like Mississippi -- oppose anti-reproductive rights measures when they view it through a lens of government intrusion.
Notwithstanding Mississippi's reputation as an oh-so-backward state, Mississippians -- just like the rest of us -- think carefully as they head to the polls.
Tuesday's solid defeat of the Mississippi Personhood amendment is a victory against extremism and for women's health and rights, but it is also a big win for progressive political organizing.
Women aren't the only Mississippians suffering from the strict laws of this ultra-conservative state. Mississippi has a tried and true tradition of making sure living life in Mississippi is as difficult as possible.