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Persistence of Race in the Changing South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Is race still the driver of Southern politics? A leading scholar of contemporary politics supplied his answers in a recent conference of Southern specialists.

Medical Marijuana Gains Traction In The Deep South

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to w...

A Distraction From the Greater Mission

Cody Lyon | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

In 1962 Rev. Stell had led a group of parents, on behalf of their children, including Ralph, in a federal court suit with the goal of forcing the Savannah-Chatham County to follow federal law and desegregate its public schools.

WATCH: Why This Couple Was Banned From Marrying In Church

Posted 07.27.2012 | Weddings

Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson were looking forward to saying "I do" in the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Miss. on July 21. But the day befor...

"Toothless Rednecks" (Part Two): Hard History and Flawed Democracy in the South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

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.

The Battle For The Deep South

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

* Alabama, Mississippi have big evangelical voting blocs * Romney looks to increase his delegate haul * Voters ask which...

'Evangelicals Like Their Leaders With A Little Zing -– And That Romney Doesn't Have'

AP | RACHEL ZOLL AND JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's weak appeal so far with white evangelicals will be in the forefront as the GOP presidential primaries move into Southern states where mo...

'Strange Things Are Happening To Me'

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concern tha...

'I Can Tell You Right Now, He's Tired'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential...

Romney Heads To 'Away Game'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

With the Mississippi and Alabama Republican primaries approaching, Mitt Romney admitted the Deep South is "a bit of an away game" for him. The GOP ...

Romney Facing Doubt In Dixie Country

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concer...

Give The Help and Black Working Women a Break

Paul Kleyman | Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Kleyman

The Help is an occasion to call for more open and in-depth depiction of race, rancor and resilience in America on its silver screens, if only Americans will give it a chance.

Eight-Track Museum Gives Slice of Music History a Place in the Sun

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My Eight-track's pumpin' out a country song/ About a girl that's done me wrong/ My Eight-track's playing all your favorite songs/ So come on honey sin...

PHOTOS: 10 Unexpected Places To Check Out In 2011

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

With the exciting prospect of twelve months of brand new travel possibilities ahead of us, (and with bated breath), we're bringing you our Top Ten des...

White Southern Democrats Nearly Extinct, 'Culturally Unacceptable' In Most Of Dixie

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The white Southern Democrat – endangered since the 1960s civil rights era – is sliding nearer to extinction. After thi...

'At the Dark End of the Street': A New History

Danielle McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Danielle McGuire

Gertrude Perkins is never mentioned in the history books, but she had as much to do with the Rosa Parks bus boycott as anyone on earth.

Head in the Sand?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On issues of race, Obama will forever be either the man who healed the septic wound that runs across the back of this nation, or the man who turned away from the mirror to solve more "practical" issues.

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race

Oh, About That "End" of the Obama Honeymoon ...

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Where Obama may have made a mistake is in being too substantively accommodating with people who are basically not going to support him except in the event of an extraterrestrial invasion.

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.

Texas Family on Canvassing "Vacation" in Swing State NC

Joan and Elizabeth Cheever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan and Elizabeth Cheever

JOAN: It began with the news of voter list purging. Ten days ago, the media identified six "swing" states as having "problems" with voter registratio...