Many American schools usually keep their Black History curriculum on the Civil Rights Movement narrowed to just a handful of people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks — of course — John Lewis and [...]
Political scientist and author (and one-time Reckon Interview guest) Angie Maxwell talks about her book, "The Long Southern Strategy," with @facingsouth and about what Democratic victories in Georgia mean for the future of politics in the South:
Want a peak of today's #blackjoy ✨? Check out this fun story about a Black violinist 🎻 & educator in Texas is on a mission to decolonize music education by blending hip hop beats with classical notes and teaching kids about Black composers https://reckonsouth.com/how-a-black-violinist-in-texas-is-decolonizing-music-in-the-classroom-and-beyond/
Just over a year ago, I had just finished filling out my schedule for the month of April when all of my plans went astray. The pandemic hadn’t really affected my daily life up to that point. I continued to do my regular job in person since we did parts for the railroad and I worked in an office alone anyway.
Reckon Women’s series on Southern mothers and daughters who share the same profession is part of Reckon’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Crystal Smitherman, 27, is a Birmingham city councilor for District [...]
Reckon Women’s series on Southern mothers and daughters who share the same profession is part of Reckon’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The first time newly minted attorney Wesley Smithart attended [...]
Alabama lawmakers are eyeing several proposals that could have significant impact on the rights of pregnant people and, specifically, pregnant workers. Here’s a quick look at the proposed bills: Pregnant workers [...]
“People kind of look at it like ‘queer’ and ‘Southern’ are on opposite ends of the same spectrum. They are not. They are wildly different. One is a social community and one is your family and heritage.”
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 [...]
Seven days after Georgia mom Kaytiara McAlister learned she was pregnant, that pregnancy cost her job, according to a new federal lawsuit.. McAlister claims she was fired from her job at a manufacturing center [...]
Gabrielle Perry found some of the nicest women she has ever met within the pink-walled holding cells of East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in January 2014. Then 21, the Louisiana native was arrested for committing payroll [...]
Like his home state, Mississippi native Noah Harris caught attention in November when he became the first Black man to be elected to serve as Harvard University’s student body president. The 20-year-old junior and government major and his [...]
Working in a hospital COVID-19 unit right now feels a little like being in a disaster flick, said Jake Perkins. A 24-year-old registered nurse in a medical intensive care unit at UAB, he’s caring for [...]
By Anna Beahm|2020-12-16T14:33:55-06:00December 16, 2020|
Mississippi now has a trade association to provide information and support to those hoping to participate in the state’s soon-to-be medical marijuana program. The newly formed Mississippi Cannabis [...]
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 [...]
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.
The South has always been the stage of many forms of the country’s progress. Theatre creatives Devin Franklin and David Parker want more nuanced Black, queer narratives in the spotlight. Between finishing classes at [...]
It’s time to move our beautiful bodies with your weekly dose of Black Joy. Kicking things off with a video of Rachel Simonne performing an empowering, black-fist raising dance she dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Birminghamian Kat Files doesn’t appreciate people side-eyeing Black creatives from the South. It’s a problem 28-year-old Files has bumped into multiple times as a professional dancer, model, and actress in [...]
Nearly 70 percent of pregnancy-related deaths of Alabama women were preventable in 2016, according to the state’s first report on maternal mortality since officials began collecting data last year. The report [...]
By Anna Beahm|2020-11-09T14:42:51-06:00November 9, 2020|
During the first walkthrough of their new home, Eddie and Katie Burkhalter looked around at piles of garbage, drug paraphernalia and graffiti-scrawled walls noting the previous tenants’ drug of choice. [...]
Reckon Radio presents: “Unjustifiable,” an investigative series from Pulitzer-prize winning columnist John Archibald and Roy S. Johnson examining an overlooked moment of civil rights history in the heart of the South.
On the eve of the election, we decided to ask people around the South three questions:
What’s something you hope happens next year?
What’s something you hope never happens again?
What does the South look like in four years?
Thousands of small-business owners have had to make tough decisions about changing or shuttering their businesses in the wake of COVID-19. Here's how one Southern entrepreneurial couple has shaken things up.
Lilly Ledbetter knows what it’s like to lose a Supreme Court case and to keep fighting. She shares her experience with Reckon and her concerns about the 2020 election and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett.
When votes aren’t counted, the voter’s voice is silenced. This is why organizations like Black Voters Matter are continuing a long-standing Southern tradition of doing the groundwork to increase Black [...]
One day in June 1999, Sharron Cohen stood nervously on steps of the U.S. Supreme Court facing a bank of photographers and lawyers. Beside her, appearing equally uncomfortable, was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic laid bare the problems with the South’s fragmented, patchwork health care system. Nine out of 10 people in the United States who fall into the “coverage gap” live in the South. The region leads the country in high rates of chronic disease and each year we see more and more hospitals shuttering across the rural South.