The pandemic highlighted flaws in the child-care system. This Alabama advocate offers solutions.

The pandemic highlighted flaws in the child-care system. This Alabama advocate offers solutions.  More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 1.4 million U.S. mothers of school-age children remain jobless after dropping out of the workforce during the pandemic’s early days, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.   Working parents have cited a lack of [...]

By |2021-09-15T07:20:09-05:00September 15, 2021|Education, Feature|

As Black folks reimagine soul food, plant-based eating is on the rise

For Black Americans, eating greens is becoming about a lot more than massive pots of collards, mustards and turnips.  While the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and brown communities, some have found restitution by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diets and, in some cases, switching to plant-based diets.  [...]

By |2021-09-15T13:24:57-05:00September 14, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Health, Life & Culture, Race, Story|

Reckon’s ‘Unjustifiable’ podcast wins national Murrow Award 

Reckon Radio's “Unjustifiable” podcast series has won one of the nation's top journalism prizes. The 2021 national Edward R. Murrow Award for best podcast by a small digital news organization, awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association, was announced Tuesday.  "Unjustifiable," co-hosted by Pulitzer-prize winning columnist John Archibald and [...]

By |2021-08-17T12:31:33-05:00August 17, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Podcast, Race|

Alabama’s Amazon union fight and the South’s long, often racist, history with labor organizing

Workers at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse could get the greenlight to hold a second union vote in the coming weeks, setting up another showdown between one of the world’s most valuable companies and its embattled employees. In early August, the Atlanta regional office for the National Labor Relations Board said Amazon [...]

By |2021-08-17T13:22:27-05:00August 16, 2021|Economy, Feature, Politics, Race, Story|

Black farmers’ leader: Why the USDA should do more about racism in agriculture 

John Boyd, a fourth-generation farmer from Virginia, bought his first farm at age 18 and quickly lost it after falling behind on mortgage payments and the federal government denied him several loans he needed to catch up. “It’s tough for all farmers, but when you throw in discrimination and racism [...]

By |2021-06-03T09:46:00-05:00June 2, 2021|Blackness, Economy, Feature, Race, Story|

How Chattanooga artist Ali Waller is casting sexual assault survivors in a new light 

At an installation that’s recently toured the country, each plaster bust has a story.   The creation of Chattanooga-based artist Ali Waller, the “/200” project features 940 busts of women, including Waller herself, who are sexual assault survivors sharing their story through sculpture.   The 22-year-old artist started working with plaster in 2020 after seeing the “Filthy Rich” documentary series, which explained how Jeffrey [...]

By |2021-05-26T10:21:24-05:00May 25, 2021|Feature, Story|

Fred Hampton’s deep Southern ties

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 his heroic act on Bloody Sunday and maybe a brief mention of Malcolm X.    Most students never learn about Fred Hampton, whose story is the subject of the recently [...]

By |2021-03-17T09:41:06-05:00March 17, 2021|Blackness, Education, Feature, Video|
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