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The Deep South has changed but segregation and discrimination remain throughout the nation

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

I only spent less than a year in the Bible Belts of Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi in the early fifties and seventies, alien places for non-southerners. I first went South with the US Army before heading overseas, then as a writer, and finally as a tourist. Each time I carried with me...

Union battles to represent workers at Nissan US factory

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Efforts to unionize workers at a Nissan factory in the Deep South will reach a climax Friday in a bitter contest that critics say has laid bare a racial divide in the company. The United Auto Workers union and Nissan both say they are in a position to win the vote among the 3,400 workers in the Mississippi factory which concludes Friday. Show More Summary

NRA spokesperson: Fining gun owners for not securing their weapons is just like ‘shaming rape survivors’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Addressing a report showing gun thefts are up in the deep south, an NRA spokesperson said any attempt to criminalize gun owners for not locking up their weapons would be the same as “shaming rape survivors.” Speaking with NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, NRA TV’s Grant Stinchfield...

5 reasons to visit the Deep South

There are dozens of reason to visit America’s Deep South, all of them valid. The first thing is to decide which States comprise the Deep South. For me, and this is totally subjective, they are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Show More Summary

Corpses Strewn: The Murrell Excitement

2 months agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

In 1835, Madison County in the U.S. Deep South state of Mississippi thrilled to the frightening rumor that its huge slave population was on the brink of insurrection. As with many squelched servile revolts we have seen in these ghastly pages we have no conclusive evidence on the reality of the alleged plot … but […]

Perfect 4th of July burger recipe

Celebrity chef, cookbook author and “Winningest Woman in Barbecue” Melissa Cookston shares her recipe for a juicy Deep South Burger for Fourth of July celebrations. Plus, make it extra special with Pimento Cheese. “A good juicy burger topped with melted pimento and cheese makes for a good day,” Cookston said. Show More Summary

Holly Hunter on a Deep South Road Trip in 'Strange Weather' Trailer

"What kind of mother doesn't try to fix it?!" Brainstorm Media has debuted an official trailer for the indie drama titled Strange Weather, from writer/director Katherine Dieckmann. The film stars Holly Hunter as a mother who goes on a road trip to find out the truth about her son's suicide seven years ago. Show More Summary

The Impact Of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation In The Deep South

This post was written with FairVote Legal Director Drew Penrose, and Legal Fellow Dave O’Brien. The United States continues to fall short in fairly reflecting its diversity in elected offices. Our widespread use of a winner-take-allShow More Summary

FALSE BLACK POWER: The gripping name of a new book. The NY Post publishes an excerpt. The Voting…

FALSE BLACK POWER: The gripping name of a new book. The NY Post publishes an excerpt. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was followed by large increases in black elected officials. In the Deep South, black officeholders grew from 100 in 1964 to 4,300 in 1978. By the early 1980s, major US cities with large […]

One Day, One Place: Tasty bite of Deep South in Birmingham

The former steel town’s restaurants have won national acclaim, winning James Beard Awards and profiles in food magazines. While there are plenty of other reasons to visit — last month the city dedicated a National Park Service civil rights monument — it’s easy to plan a day just devoted to food. Show More Summary

What Archibald’s Does Differently From Every Other BBQ Spot

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Check out the full Periscope footage here: Though Archibald’s is located firmly in the Deep South, its barbecue techniques are anything but southern. The Archibald family has long bucked the traditional slow fire method of their BBQ peers — they take the opposite approach, cooking their meats for 45 minutes over hickory wood at a very high heat. Show More Summary

On the Road

From the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest, Eater searches for the meaning of America in the restaurants along the way The great American road trip is our national rite of passage. It's on the open road that we search for ourselves...Show More Summary

Deep South Road Trip to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana

After the success of our Great American Road Trip to the heart of the United States a couple years ago, I was excited to turn a trip to Huntsville Alabama to a […] The post Deep South Road Trip to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana appeared...Show More Summary

Were Black Children Used as Alligator Bait in the American South?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Tales of youngsters chained up as "alligator bait" in the deep South of the 18th and early 19th centuries bespeak the United States' racist past.

DJ Vicki Powell takes Heretic Deep South for a dance party

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

When Heretic goes deepDeep South, that is – it takes a trio of talented DJs to pull off this deliciously queer dance party. Paging Vicki Powell, Scooter McCreight and Chelsea Starr.

Daily 2 Cents: La Lechuza Speaks... -- Bigfoot...or Disheveled Man? -- Report Chicago Flying Humanoid Sightings

La Lechuza Speaks...Juan in Texas called in to tell of a weird encounter he had one night:“I want to talk about an experience I had when I was about 17 or 18. I lived back at home, which was at the border in deep south Texas, the border near Laredo, Texas. Show More Summary

Whisky Galore: Two Friends Walk and Roll into a Distillery

If I was writing fiction about two disabled people going on a road trip, I’d be pleased to create a character like Nigel. He’s stroppy, Northern (from the perspective of the U.K. there isn’t a direct U.S. analogy – think deep south– but really cold and more booze!) and energetic. Show More Summary

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: April 2017

April saw a debate about whether or not crowdfunding is transforming philanthropy, critiques of Harvard Business School, a report on the lack of philanthropy in the Deep South, a first-person account of the effects of founder’s syndrome, and tools to help more funders engage in advocacy. Add to that a new Supreme Court Justice, some new […]

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