Reefer Madness: Mississippi has two medical marijuana questions on the ballot. How are they different?

Mississippi voters face two choices to legalize medical marijuana for certain patients this November. Officially, these measures — both of which will appear on ballots — are called Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A. How medical marijuana ended up on Mississippi’s ballot Just 26 states have the option of allowing ballot [...]

By |2020-10-23T15:53:54-05:00October 23, 2020|Feature, Politics|

Young, first-time Florida voters cast ballots with social justice, healthcare and economy in mind

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Lillian Ekiss, a 19-year-old first-time voter, waited over an hour and a half to cast her ballot at Pensacola State College on the first day of early voting in the Sunshine State. She is eager to see big changes on a variety of social justice issues that [...]

Catherine Flowers, ‘genius grant’ winner, credits Black power activism for success

When the Earth is ill, so are its people.   Catherine Flowers saw hints of that sickness growing up during the 1960s in Lowndes County, Ala., a predominantly Black rural area with fewer than 10,000 people. She noticed how both animals and vegetation bowed and browned in death after farmers sprayed clouds of DDT, a pesticide eventually found to be lethal to the environment.  “If this is [...]

By |2020-10-19T20:26:28-05:00October 20, 2020|Feature, Justice, Race, Story|

America’s racial wealth gap explained

On this week’s episode of Money Talks, Reckon discusses the racial wealth gap in America.  The racial wealth distribution does not correlate with the racial demographics of America. White Americans have a disproportionately large percentage of the wealth in America compared to people of color. Data from the Federal Reserve [...]

By |2020-10-20T09:10:58-05:00October 19, 2020|Economy, Feature, Race|