Fifteen years after the storm, the former leader of the Department of Defense’s response talks about his environmental advocacy work, disaster preparation, and the pandemic.
Emails obtained by Facing South reveal that as workers and community advocates begged for the closure of poultry plants, government and company officials worked closely to present a united front — and keep them open.
Hundreds of workers fell ill after cleaning up the nation’s largest industrial disaster without proper protective gear. At least 51 have died. Twelve years later, they’re still waiting for financial or medical help.
Documentary filmmaker Marta Rodriguez Maleck spent time with the City Waste Union over the last several weeks, documenting their picket line.
In just two decades, Moss Point has seen three high-profile cases of police brutality against Black men. Families and advocates have long demanded answers.
Farmers, activists and city planners nationwide are pivoting in light of the pandemic’s impact on food access. In Mississippi, that also means restoring a fraught connection with land.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the South are behind on their electric payments, just as unemployment benefits expire and states shut down again to stop COVID-19 from spreading.