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HRC Beginning Cultural Campaign In The Deep South: AUDIO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Of all the places in the U.S. that are resistant to social change, and gay equality in particular, the Deep South tops the list. As such, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas have now become the focus of the Human Rights Campaign's...

Ferguson Images Evoke Civil Rights Era and Changing Visual Perceptions

The photographs of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s.

How To Make Hushpuppies, Which Are Man's Second-Best Friend

last weekSports : Deadspin

You may already know one of the many (likely apocryphal) hushpuppy origin stories, in some form or another. A familiar one has an old-timey Deep South cook (possibly a slave, depending on the storyteller's willingness to acknowledgeShow More Summary

Out In The Deep South

Emily Shire applauds the Showtime documentary L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, which premieres tonight, for presenting an overlooked side of lesbian life in America: The film – produced by Ilene Chaiken, who also did The L Word – acknowledges that for all the immense good that came from television portrayals of lesbians, these shows […]

See How Slow Your Internet Connection Is by State

Alas, Alaska. Also Arkansas. It's a terrible time to be living in the deep South or outside the Lower 48 if you're a web developer. At least that's what Tom Heppard over at BroadView Networks is demonstrating with this handy map. With this picture (click to see a bigger version), you can see exactly what's going on in your state. Show More Summary

Own A Piece Of 320,000 Acres Of Timberland With This One Investment

I grew up (and still live) in the Deep South. I've also been managing money for the very wealthy for nearly two decades. One of the first things I learned about wealth in this region is that a lot

Invest Like A Timber Baron With This Niche REIT

I grew up (and still live) in the Deep South. I've also been managing money for the very wealthy for nearly two decades. One of the first things I learned about wealth in this region is that a lot

Who’ll Protect You From the KKK? Not These Two Florida Cops.

Klu Klux Klan members aren’t exactly a rarity in the Deep South, but two alleged KKK Florida cops may just be have been serving and protecting for a selective class of citizens, reported the Orlando Sentinel. Unfortunately the two men were far from low-level employees — David Borst was the deputy chief of the Fruitland

Will Paleoanthropologists Kill off the Homo heidelbergensis Hominin Species?

“If someone kills one person they go to jail,” anthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco noted last month at a meeting here in France's deep south. “But what happens if you kill off a whole species?” The answer soon became apparent: anguished debate. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The tasteless history of the peeing Calvin decal

Those lucky enough to be residents of the Deep South have undoubtedly experienced the anger that stems from getting cut off by a jacked-up F-150, and the subsequent confusion that arrives after noticing a beloved childhood characterShow More Summary

6 Thoughts And Observations From A Southern Girl Living In The Northeast

2 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I recently moved up north after living in the Deep South for over 22 years. Here are a few things I’ve noticed in my short time as a northeastern resident.

RECKLESS Preview: Crooked Cops, Sizzling Solicitors, and Steaming Hot Intrigue in the Deep South

In a world where southern hospitality, southern gentlemen and southern belles seemed to be the way of life, CBS’ new drama series RECKLESS seeks to expose another side of life in the South. Nestled amongst the picturesque town of Charleston, South Carolina and behind those polished wood doors and underneath the fine linen clothing liesRead More

How to Turn Your Grill Into a Beautiful BBQ Pit

If you do not happen to be, say, a fifth-generatIon barbecue pitmaster who lives in the Deep South and grew up, you know, smokin? hogs, you still can smoke delicious, tender, rich, smoky meat and fish usIng the grill you already own

S.C. Voters Strip Mayor of Power for Firing Popular Gay Police Chief

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Amid last night's Beltway bluster over which conservative Republican would win a Deep South Senate seat, the media missed some pretty interesting local election results—like the South Carolina town that rallied to back a gay police chief and punish the mayor who fired her two months ago. Read more...

Democrats just saved a GOP senator from the Tea Party. That's fair, and smart.

Mark your calendar: On June 24, 2014, black Democratic voters pushed a white Republican U.S. senator to victory in the heart of the Deep South. That's the story out of Mississippi, where incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) narrowly defeated a Tea Party–backed challenger, state Sen. Show More Summary

The Impact of Freedom Summer by the Numbers

Those familiar with Freedom Summer know that it was pivotal in putting pressure on the segregated Deep South and setting the tone for legislative change. But exactly how transformative was the summer of 1964? From the number of arrests to the number of African Americans who registered, The Root breaks down the statistics of Freedom Summer’s effect.

Thad Cochran Gets a Taste of Unsweet Tea

Anyone who has spent time south of the Mason Dixon line, especially in the Deep South, knows that an order of iced tea at Three Sisters in Jackson, Mississippi means one laced with a heavy dose of sugar. However, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi,...Show More Summary

Shelby County One Year Later: Good for Voting Rights?

In 1965, Congress developed a creative and innovative regulatory scheme to address persistent racial discrimination in voting: require the offending jurisdictions, most of which were in the deep south, to preclear any changes to their voting laws with the federal government before those changes could go into effect. Show More Summary

Deep South’s political reckoning: How his state’s racist history could doom Thad Cochran

A GOP senator seeks African-American votes in tonight's primary. He'll have to contend with Mississippi's ugly past

Mississippi’s Voter Intimidation Issue

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In a brutal Deep South Republican primary runoff the establishment candidate’s campaign is asking black Democratic voters to break the law to fight off the Tea Party.

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