This global slowdown gave me the opportunity to explore the way I see myself and others in a way I don’t think I previously could have had I not been forced.
In the first five games of Olympic play, Alabama-native Haylie McCleney scored four of Team USA's nine runs.
It’s not easy being green in the land of the blues.
Erica Bougard didn’t make the cut for the 2016 USA Track and Field team. The failure, she said, “set off a fire in me.” This year, on her birthday, Bougard will be boarding a plane headed for the Tokyo Olympics. Bougard will compete in the heptathlon, which consists of 100-meter [...]
The NBA finals are over. The start of football is a month away. Sure, there's MLB baseball — if you're into that sort of thing. But for we sport-lovin' Southerners, the Olympics are sure to provide a much-needed booster shot (PSA: get vaccinated) of on-screen athletic competition, tragedy and triumph, [...]
Kendra Gayle Lee remembers the first time she read a book with an LGBTQ character who got to live “happily ever after.” “It was the first book that I read where the lesbian didn't have to die at the end,” Lee said, referring to Rita Mae Brown's 1970s lesbian coming-of-age [...]
Meet Tray Wellington, the Black bluegrass banjoist breaking barriers in Appalachian ‘mountain music’
Mountain music has a long history of Black artists who often go unnoticed, their stories untold. But Tray Wellington, a Black three-finger-style banjo player born and bred in mountain culture has created his own authentic sound in bluegrass music. Bluegrass music is traditionally depicted as overwhelmingly white, but is now [...]
‘Are these nails worth an argument?’: Why this Alabama drag queen works to maintain their family’s peace
“My dad has gotten sicker and sicker from heart issues…It’s hard for me to say, ‘Well I don’t come to your house because you don’t accept me and you don’t accept my relationship with my husband.’" Sam continued explaining the complexities of their family dynamic in an even, conversational tone [...]
Ahmad Ward, executive director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, joins Reckon for a discussion about history.
‘Student debt is morally illegitimate’: How one group wants to abolish $511 billion in college loans for Southerners
If President Biden does not extend the moratorium on student loan payments or cancel debt outright by Sept. 30, federal loan borrowers will have to resume paying back their student debt. Earlier this week, the Biden Administration removed more than $55 million in debt from 1,800 student loan borrowers. Although [...]