William Huddle Ledbetter. AKA ‘Lead Belly’, was one of the archetypal blues icons of the Deep South. He wasn’t from Mississippi or Chicago, unlike so many contemporaries, but he still had a prodigious appetite for music and the talent to match. His fondness for life’s many rich pleasures (mainly involving boozing, brawling and bumping monkeys) […]
The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches...Show More Summary
“The Deep South” (season 2, episode 12; originally aired 4/16/2000) In which Fry goes under the sea, and discovers a horrible truth... Both this week’s episodes are solid but unremarkable, following through on goofy premises with good...Show More Summary
Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week. Schools, daycares and offices closed ahead of the storm and governors once again declared states of emergency. Show More Summary
The time has come. We are in the deep south, enjoying all the wonders that Atlanta has to offer, and for the past 24 hours we’ve been saving the best for last. And if I’m not being clear enough, you guys are the best part. What I’m trying to say is… we really want to see you at the Meetup tonight. Show More Summary
Boys, if you’re planning on traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this month, be smart about it. According to recently released figures from the Centers for Disease Control, Louisiana has the second highest rate of STDs in the nation, with fifty percent of new infections occurring between the ages of 15-24. In fact, the South is leading […]
"Politicians in other states may roll over and play dead as the federal courts trample their laws, but not Alabama! There's an organized resistance developing in the Deep South, and it might just be the turning point on marriage that many Americans have been waiting for. Show More Summary
Hours before Alabama was set to become the first state in the Deep South to legalize same-sex marriage, the state's top justice Sunday night ordered local judges to ignore federal court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The shock of lynchings reverberated from the Deep South to the Bronx, where Abel Meeropol to penned the poem “Strange Fruit” in 1937.
The American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, a coming-of-age tale set amidst the racism of the Deep South in the 1930's, is getting a sequel, fifty years after it was initially published. Yes, really, wipe that look off your face.
ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?
(Scott Johnson) John Howard Griffin famously enlisted the assistance of a dermatologist to have his skin darkened so he could pass as a black man traveling in the deep South for six weeks in late 1959. He reported his experiences in Black Like Me. Show More Summary
The press loves to criticize the deep South. We in Alabama have many health problems. But we are number 3 in the country for vaccinations! I do not have personal experience with the anti-vaxxers. My colleagues in other states tell me that many of these fools are well-educated. Obviously they are anti-science. I believe that […]
The Deep South Is Being Hit Hard by HIV and AIDS
They were "Freedom Riders." Testing a Supreme Court ruling that banned segregation in interstate transportation and bus terminals, civil rights activists -- black and white -- rode buses into the deep South... and into the annals of history.
A nine-state region of the US South has the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in 2003-2004 had died within five years of diagnosis. Show More Summary
In his WorldPost essay titled "Ukraine's Donbas Is Like America's Deep South," Dr. Alexander Motyl presents the reader with a depiction of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbass) and Crimea and concludes that their...Show More Summary
Selma—director Ava DuVernay’s epic film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggle for voting rights in the Deep South—is set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday. Over the past few weeks, the film has taken a little heat for its depiction of President Lyndon B. Show More Summary
The costumes worn in the critically acclaimed film Selma tell about an important yet understudied history of the race, class and generational tensions of the Deep South. Few realize how critical dress was in establishing and maintaining the social order of the South. Show More Summary
Many journalistic accounts -- as well as the Kremlin's propaganda machine -- depict the Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine's separatist Donbas region and the Crimea as an aggrieved ethnic minority clamoring for nothing more than greater autonomy and cultural and language rights. Show More Summary