After awhile, people get tired of being treated and talked about like a remainder in a market model. So rebuilding the left will require more than spouting off more statistics and esoteric policy jargon.
When you’re invited to visit the studio of Mark Cline, the man responsible for the sculpture-filled theme park dedicated to depicting an alternative, but way cooler, history in which the Civil War was waged not just between North and South but also man and dinosaur, you can't help but speculate about what you’ll see.
Just ask Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who's fighting to bring the vote to thousands of people the state would rather keep disenfranchised.
Since I’ve been on death row, most executions in North Carolina have taken place at 2 a.m. Friday mornings. In my 19 years here, I’ve seen exceptions, but third shift – when prisoners stand still and prison officers work late into the night – is the state’s designated time for the compulsory transcendence of a soul.
Folks of all colors have been working together to build a better South for far longer than public memory admits. In telling some of their stories, Free State of Jones may be the most politically important film about the Civil War and its aftermath to appear in a quarter century.
By Other Means
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Three poems inspired by Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon.
In 2008, after years of struggle, the latest in a long line of brave Southern organizers won a union at the largest slaughterhouse in the world: a Smithfield plant in eastern North Carolina. But they're not resting on their laurels.