Following the shooting deaths of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a white supremacist, fires have been reported at seven black churches across the South, with three of the cases ruled arson. With anxiety gripping congregations, federal officials convened a national discussion this week to calm fears and encourage houses of worship to dr […]
After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the nation last week, some Southern political leaders pledged to resist the ruling. Their statements recall Southern politicians' attempts to resist the Supreme Court's decision to end segregation in the 1950s and '60s. Image: In June 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace, in defiance […]
This week the Obama administration released a proposed rule to expand eligibility for overtime pay to 5 million more Americans — and workers in the South would benefit the most. Image: Map by Business Insider/Andy Kiersz based on White House data. Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: […]
Earlier this year the UNC Board of Governors decided to close the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the UNC School of Law. This week the school launched the N.C. Poverty Research Fund to continue the fight against economic injustice in the state. Image: Though poverty remains a serious problem in North Carolina, the UNC Board of Governors recently […]
Politics and economics helped spark the removal of Confederate flags across the South in the wake of the Charleston church shootings. But does that signal broader changes in the region's culture? Image: After the deadly shootings at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, the National Park Service removed the original flag of the Confederacy that had flo […]
In this exclusive, extended interview, we speak with Bree Newsome, who scaled the 30-foot flagpole at the South Carolina state Capitol on Saturday and brought down the Confederate flag. We also speak with James Tyson, who helped her. The pair were immediately arrested and could face up to three years in prison. Their action came 10 days after Dylann Roof, wh […]
By Amy goodman and Denis Moynihan “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” asked Frederick Douglass of the crowd gathered at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852. “I answer,” he continued, “a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which lie is the constant victim. To him, yo […]
As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe's "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands. He spoke to Democracy Now! in March . Click here to watch Monday's segment, "As Greece Heads for Default, Voters Prepare to Vote in Pivotal Referendum on More Aust […]
Update: Democracy Now! has confirmed Bree Newsome and James Tyson have been released. Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO released this statement: For 15 years, the NAACP has called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag and has maintained economic sanctions against the state of South Carolina. The NAACP , Governor Nikki Haley, a bipartis […]
As legendary activist and community organizer Grace Lee Boggs turns 100 years old today, we revisit an interview with her from our archives that has never aired before. In 2008, Amy Goodman interviewed Boggs, an activist based in Detroit, about her work in the civil rights, Black Power, labor, environmental justice and feminist movements for seven decades. S […]
Episode 262: BOOM! We’ve got one heck of a show for you this week! As the dog days of summer approach, “Mean” Mark Barry tries to convince Dave and Coach to watch baseball. Dr. Brenda J. Elsey looks back on the Women’s World Cup and predicts the outcome of the USA vs Japan final. Finally catch Coach’s NBA free-agency breakdown.
Episode 261: BOOM! We’ve got an amazing show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark prepare you for the 2015 NBA Draft and take a look at the top prospects. Dr. Cheryl Cooky discusses her latest study: “It’s Dude Time!" A Quarter Century of Excluding Women’s Sports in Televised News and Highlight Shows. Mike Geddes of Street Football World explains ho […]
Episode 260: We have a wonderful show for you this week on Edge of Sports Radio. Coach Kevin McNutt has to explain why he thought the Cleveland Cavaliers would win the NBA title while Dave and “Mean” Mark Barry sit back as they correctly predicted that the Golden State Warriors would win in six games. Mark attempts to explain why the St. Louis Cardinals hack […]
Episode 259: BOOM! We have one helluva show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark are joined by comedian, social commentator and most importantly, the host of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period, W. Kamau Bell! They touch on every from the NBA Finals, the Israel-Palestine conflict, cover Bell’s comedic influences and of course the g […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.