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How the Biden infrastructure plan addresses racial disparities

In the 70 years that have passed since the sprawling interstate highway system was built, which destroyed many Black and brown communities throughout the country and prompted decades of ignored protests, there has been little effort by the federal government to reverse the damage. A massive new federal program could [...]

This Alabama nonprofit is fighting ‘period poverty’ and restoring dignity to menstruating people

Aiko Pickering, a recent college graduate and Mobile, Ala., native, started Monthly in November 2020 to raise awareness about period poverty and provide menstrual products to people who need them.  Researchers found that 64% of women were unable to afford period products in 2017, according to a study conducted in [...]

By |2021-04-12T08:40:04-05:00April 7, 2021|Health, Life & Culture, Reckon|Women, Story|

How Birmingham’s Thank You Books created community, found success through pandemic

Laura Cotten, Kristen Iskandrian and Elizabeth Goodrich wanted a home for Birmingham’s literary and author community.  They were proud of the city’s rich history of storytellers and avid readers and felt like something was missing within the city limits. The three friends opened Thank You Books in mid-December 2019, just [...]

By |2021-03-31T09:19:40-05:00March 29, 2021|Life & Culture, Reckon|Women, Story|

Combating anti-Asian hate: Here’s a list of resources across the South

The killing of eight people in Atlanta Tuesday, which included six Asian women who worked at massage parlors, has come amid growing discrimination and violence against the Asian community across the country since the pandemic began a year ago. While official FBI data documenting hate crimes from 2020 will not [...]

By |2021-03-18T09:51:07-05:00March 17, 2021|Education, Justice, Life & Culture, Politics, Race, Story|
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