I fight with my fingertips

Each week the Reckon Women newsletter includes a column from an Alabama woman, in collaboration with See Jane Write. Click here to sign up for the newsletter. Click here to sign up for the Reckon Women Facebook page. By Randi Pink This summer, a rumor began circulating around Birmingham [...]

By |2020-09-20T12:18:30-05:00September 16, 2020|Reckon|Women, Story|

‘We can change some stuff’: Inside a youth-led voter group’s COVID era engagement

Mississippi Votes, a youth-led voter education and engagement organization, was already using innovative digital strategies. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. But that opened up even more opportunities to get creative, said the group's executive director, Arekia Bennett. Bennett, a Jackson native who studied physics at Jackson State University, said the [...]

By |2020-09-01T09:22:26-05:00September 1, 2020|Podcast, Politics, Story|

How far does $15 stretch behind bars in Alabama? Find out at our virtual prison commissary

Click this direct link for the optimal Commissary Slips app experience. In Alabama, state prisoners say items purchased from commissaries are vital to their survival and comfort. But a Reckon investigation has found that the Alabama Department of Corrections pays most inmates nothing for the jobs they perform behind [...]

By |2020-08-19T09:56:20-05:00August 19, 2020|Feature, Justice, Story, Video|