If you watched this week’s episode of Money Talks, you know we explored what wealth actually is. (Spoiler alert: wealth and money are not the same thing). If you have a lot of money or a lot of cool expensive stuff, you might be wealthy. But you may just be [...]
Activists from eight Southern states have formed a new coalition to urge Medicaid expansion. Of the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, eight are in the South. Nine out of 10 people who fall in the so-called “coverage gap” — [...]
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 [...]
The USPS is warning states that the federal government's defunding of its services could affect the 2020 election by delaying mail-in ballots. Many had hoped a wider mail-in option would help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 at polling places. But this week, President Donald Trump has indicated he would [...]
https://youtu.be/XPsW5MVJG00 Earlier this year, the first anniversary of Reckon Women quietly passed while we all navigated life during a pandemic and racial justice uprisings in our communities across the South. And though May 2020 marked a year since our online community was born, we are still celebrating today—all that [...]
Morris, Ala. native and professional softball player Haylie McCleney talks softball, growing up in Alabama, and how she & her teammates turned a politically decisive tweet into a movement combining softball and racial inequality & social justice awareness with THIS IS US SOFTBALL.
Reed Watson is the Chairman of the Advocacy Fund for Alabama Musicians, a musician himself, as well as label director and partner at Single Lock Records. He joins Reckon Interview Live to discuss the new nonprofit dedicated to supporting the state's artists. https://youtu.be/59qNgDqReU0
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to everyday life for everyone in the United States, but it is disproportionately affecting Black Americans. Black Americans are being hospitalized and dying at a higher rate than most other groups in America. Reckon’s Dez Wilson, along with friends, healthcare professionals and more, [...]
By Dez Wilson Harry Wills Jr., a Birmingham, Ala., police officer recently shared his story of battling COVID-19 on TikTok. Wills is the father of four children, with his oldest recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Wills explained on TikTok that he passed out at work in mid-June, one day [...]
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. joined “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday to talk about being back in Birmingham and the removal of the Confederate monument from Linn Park.