Right now, the situation in Georgia involving a freshly signed set of new voting restrictions, Gov. Brian Kemp, the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball and Stacey Abrams and other ballot-access advocates has all the dramatic tension of one of The Sandlot gang smacking a baseball into Hercules' domain. The fate [...]
Ronni Mott (neé Beate Veronika Frisch) was a reporter and editor in Mississippi. Born in Germany to Austrian parents on July 12, 1956, she was raised in New York City and Fairfax, Va., where she graduated from high school. She attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Mott [...]
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Fun fact: The election that's coming up, the one that has us kind of missing the zany local car salesman whose low-budget TV commercials have been replaced by wall-to-wall political ads, is not the last election there'll ever be. In fact, as soon as this campaign is over, organizers will [...]
When it comes to making money on the multi-billion-dollar college football industry, Kiese Laymon doesn't consider himself guiltless.
Mississippi Votes, a youth-led voter education and engagement organization, was already using innovative digital strategies. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. But that opened up even more opportunities to get creative, said the group's executive director, Arekia Bennett. Bennett, a Jackson native who studied physics at Jackson State University, said the [...]
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.
Less than a week before her famous act of defiance, Rosa Parks attended a meeting at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church about a lynching in neighboring Mississippi.