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|

Level up your anti-voter suppression game with these tips

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 voter registration. The organization started in 2016 in Selma, Ala., the stomping grounds for many civil rights giants like John Lewis. The group has since expanded its footprint [...]

By |2020-10-16T13:55:07-05:00October 12, 2020|Politics, Race|