1809, 2020

What is wealth?

By |September 18, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

1109, 2020

Southerners from eight states demand Medicaid expansion

By |September 11, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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” — [...]

1908, 2020

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

By |August 19, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

1408, 2020

Absentee voting, the USPS, and COVID-19: How to ensure your vote counts

By |August 14, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

1308, 2020

Reckon Women reflects on first year while looking ahead

By |August 13, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments 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 [...]

3107, 2020

Black with COVID: Episode 1

By |July 31, 2020|0 Comments

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, [...]

206, 2020

Mobile, Alabama Protest

By |June 2, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

Young protesters just off Airport Boulevard in Mobile. They wanted to march down on the main road but MPD Chief Lawrence Battiste threatened to arrest them if they stopped the regular flow of traffic. They stuck to the fringes of a nearby parking lot.

904, 2020

The Reckon Interview: Season 2

By |April 9, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

You can’t understand America without understanding the South. And Southerners are changing the music America listens to, the movies we watch, the food we eat, and the stories we share. Each week on The Reckon Interview, host John Hammontree talks with some of the South’s most interesting thinkers and creators. They'll talk about how this place shaped them and how they’re reshaping the South.

801, 2020

Bryan Stevenson on ‘Just Mercy’

By |January 8, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

"I hope people will take from this that, if we resolve to do better, we have the power to do better," Alabama innocence lawyer and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson says about the new film, 'Just Mercy'. "We can create a more reliable, more just system. But it takes all of us." "Just Mercy," which features Michael B Jordan playing Stevenson and Jamie Foxx as his client, Walter McMillan, and is in theatres everywhere Friday.

711, 2019

Reckon Women: Pre-term Infant Loss and Heartache

By |November 7, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

"Hold on to hope, Mothers. We are some of the strongest people God ever created." Warning: This video discusses graphic elements of infant loss. These brave women shared their hearth-wrenching stories of pregnancy complications and infant loss with us for Reckon | Women. Did you know that Alabama has the highest pre-term birth rate in the nation, behind only Mississippi?