Crazy news out of the Deep South, y'all! A Charlotte-area traveler heading to Jamaica for what was apparently a much-needed vacation got stuck in a dreaded overbooking situation thanks to US Airways. For most of us, that means we'll grumble and complain about it for a little bit, right?! Not for this guy! After arguing with an attendant [...]
America’s famous photographer of the Deep South and of family life looks back in a funny, profound, poetic new memoir.
“The Prancing Elites hail from Mobile, Alabama, and they’re a forceful reminder that in the era of ‘just do you,’ it can be a radical – even dangerous – proposition to do just that. Wherever they go, the Elites, as they often call themselves, arouse visceral reactions from local residents, of both disgust and admiration.” […]
Commonplace in homes throughout Florida, Hawaii, and the deep South, glass jalouise windows provide excellent ventilation, but are susceptible to damage. Anyone with a screwdriver can repair these windows by sourcing the right parts. Read more...
Mary Jane Kennedy is a Southern Baptist mother of three who has taught Bible study and Sunday school at her church.
Shelly Swanger went out with the Steep Canyon Rangers recently, and captured images from three shows in Atlanta, Tallahassee and Pensacola.
The Lone Star State did not decriminalize marijuana Tuesday—and won’t anytime soon. A Texas drug activist on the anti-marijuana ways of the Deep South.
When Carolyn L. Sherer started photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011 many chose not to show their faces. They were scared, they said, of losing their jobs or being discriminated against in other ways. Show More Summary
It’s been well-documented that America’s banks and financial institutions are no longer the loose-and-easy lenders they were several years ago. But newly released data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a less explored implication of that credit tightening: A new geographic divide in how easily Americans can borrow money. Those who live […]
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) shared a photo on Twitter Monday on the 54th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides. Lewis and 12 others left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, to fight for civil rights in the Deep South: 54 yrs ago today,...Show More Summary
Watching the events in Baltimore has been discouraging. Thankfully it seems that the rioting and looting have lessened and hopefully now the folks in Baltimore can come back together and work on fixing the issue they face. YesterdayShow More Summary
Several states across the Deep South still close government offices in observance of Confederate Memorial Day, which is observed today in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Continue reading ? The post Did Confederate Memorial Day close government offices in your state today? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The Deep South region has become the epicenter of the US HIV epidemic. Despite having only 28% of the total US population, nine states in the Deep South account for nearly 40% of national HIV diagnoses. This region has the highest HIV diagnosis rates and the highest number of people living with HIV of any US region based on data for 2008-2011. Show More Summary
Spring is here! And unless you live in California or the deep South, chances are it’s high time to feel the sun on your face for the first time in what feels like decades. It’s also when you feel like clearing away the excess, cleaning up and getting rid of [...]
Damaging winds and violent storms with large hail bring down trees and power lines across the Deep South.
On the border of Georgia and Alabama, a strange thing took place on the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Members of the local college and community gathered at the base of the flag pole, not to cheer President Lincoln's...Show More Summary
Deep water in the deep south as torrential rain causes flooding across southern parts of the US.
“He looked like a farmer: that stringy type with hollow cheeks, crow’s-feet, and had the accent to go with it, not Deep South but from somewhere below Ohio. He touched the funneled brim of his Stetson with two fingers and held open his ID case in the other hand, showing his star. Show More Summary
On May 4, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington D.C. for Louisiana on a Greyhound bus to challenge segregation throughout the Deep South. After the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire bombed in Alabama—with them inside--- and they...
Spoilers ahead… Why do the men in these rural dramas bother with veshtis? This isn’t something we wondered about in the Bharathiraja movies, which narrated stories set in the deep south but were primarily about the characters, not the capital-H hero. Watching these films was like being taken on a thrilling anthropological tour, with the […]