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The inauguration of Black Joy

By |January 22, 2021|

Biden who?   Oh, that’s right. President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday, but the parade of Black magic stole the show historically, fashionably, poetically. Alla that!   It spilled into our homes as Black and [...]

Amber Scales: Help Black women create a new South

By |December 14, 2020|

While growing up in Georgia, Amber Scales learned that politics wasn’t so much about red and blue parties: it’s about the people and the movements that are making sure everyone is represented and heard.   Her lessons came from watching what she calls “community [...]

Unjustifiable Chapter Six: Point 14

By |December 14, 2020|

It was a decade after Black civil rights leaders had gathered in Birmingham to make 14 points to their white peers in Birmingham, to demand acknowledgement that Black people were still treated as second class citizens.

What is wealth?

By |September 18, 2020|

If you watched this week’s episode of Money Talks, you know we explored what wealth actually is. (Spoiler alert: wealth and money are not the [...]

The consistent, disciplined and thankless work of Black women in American politics

By |August 25, 2020|

A few years ago, when Alabama Democrat Doug Jones narrowly won a U.S. Senate seat, there were more than a few news headlines suggesting that Black women, almost out of the blue, had become inspired to ramp up their organizing efforts to help deliver Jones the victory. Truth is, though, it's always been Southern Black women doing the in-the-trenches work of grassroots organizing in this country — from abolition to civil rights to women's equality.

Is the South prepared to vote during a pandemic?

By |August 11, 2020|

No Southern state regularly votes by mail – just five states in the United States have universal vote-by-mail laws. And the emergency application of existing absentee voting laws has been a patchwork of implementation and federal court orders.