A little-known but powerful board steers affordable housing into segregated, poor neighborhoods where Black children have little chance to reach the middle class
‘Communities shouldn’t have to rely on miracles’: A conversation with Samantha Montano
We sat down with the disaster researcher to discuss her forthcoming book, Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis.
‘They gave people kibbles and bits’: Black Memphis residents are fighting oil pipeline land grab
The legal battle over the proposed pipeline has become a flashpoint in a national conversation about environmental justice and land grabs by fossil fuel companies.
The multibillion dollar question: What will it take to fix the South’s broken water systems?
The winter storm revealed the fragility of rural and urban water systems. Biden’s new infrastructure plan could help improve them — but it’s only a start.
Mississippi biomass facility fined for emitting three times more air pollution than permitted
Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities.
Alabama deems execution an ‘essential function’ while leading in COVID-19 deaths per capita
The state plans to execute Willie B. Smith III on Feb. 11 in a prison on the coast. Experts worry it will only lead to more deaths.
‘It’s not something you have to do alone’: Rural Alabama churches address food insecurity
Southern communities have some of the highest levels of food insecurity, and it’s been worsening during the pandemic. Churches often fill in the gaps.