The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #baseball, #black-people, #elder-lee, #georgia, #golf, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #masters-golf-tournament, #morikawa-collin-1997, #player-gary, #relocation-of-business, #rubio-marco, #southern-states-us

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The Painful History of the Georgia Voting Law

Republicans today know that blocking access to the ballot has always relied on legal maneuvering and political schemes.

#elections, #elections-state-legislature, #georgia, #southern-states-us, #talmadge-eugene, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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How a Volunteer Army is Trying to Vaccinate Black People in the Rural South

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

#alabama, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #greenville-miss, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rural-areas, #southern-states-us, #tuscaloosa-ala, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Getting the Vaccine Isn’t Easy for Black Americans in the Rural South

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

#alabama, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #greenville-miss, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rural-areas, #southern-states-us, #tuscaloosa-ala, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Amazon Labor Fight: Wages May Not Ward Off Union

Recent organizing campaigns in the South suggest the company’s wage scale may have left it vulnerable to a union.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #southern-states-us, #wages-and-salaries

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Tornado Watch Warns South of ‘Particularly Dangerous’ Storms

The storms were expected to bring damaging winds over 100 miles per hour and large hail to parts of the South on Wednesday evening.

#national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #southern-states-us, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

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Should Black Northerners Move Back to the South?

In “The Devil You Know,” Charles M. Blow argues for a Great Migration in reverse, so that Black people can exercise political power across the South.

#black-people, #blow-charles-m, #books-and-literature, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #southern-states-us, #the-devil-you-know-a-black-power-manifesto-book, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A World of Black Intimacy at the Card Table

For the poet Hanif Abdurraqib, playing spades with his friends is about so much more than the game.

#black-people, #cards-and-card-games, #southern-states-us

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Storm Victims Didn’t Bring It on Themselves

Disasters call for compassion and action, not sniping on social media.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #portland-ore, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #southern-states-us, #texas, #weather

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The 4 Great Migrations

America as we have come to know it is most likely a thing of the past.

#black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrants-environmental, #millennial-generation, #national-public-radio, #northeastern-states-us, #pew-research-center, #population, #southern-states-us, #southwestern-states-us, #united-states

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

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Why Does Louisiana Consistently Lead the Nation in Murders?

It has problems common to several Southern states, like a high rate of poverty, but also an inheritance of violence.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #firearms, #gun-control, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #poverty, #prisons-and-prisoners, #southern-states-us

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Black History’s Place in America’s Story

The failure to appreciate Black history leaves our nation incomplete.

#black-people, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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North Carolina Discontinues License Plates With Confederate Flag

The Division of Motor Vehicles said it had received complaints about the specialty plate, which had been issued to members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

#automobile-registration-and-license-plates, #automobiles, #confederate-states-of-america, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #north-carolina, #slavery-historical, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #southern-states-us

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We Need a Second Great Migration

Georgia illuminates the path to Black power. It lies in the South. Follow me there.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #census, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #elections, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #southern-states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #whites

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Christmas Eve Brings Blizzard Warnings for Midwest

Forecasters predict blizzards in the Midwest. Freezing temperatures in the South. Flooding and power outages in the Northeast. And maybe tornadoes in Florida.

#christmas, #east-coast-us, #eversource-energy, #jacksonville-fla, #knoxville-tenn, #midwestern-states-us, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather

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How Black People Learned Not to Trust

Concerns about vaccination are unfortunate, but they have historical roots.

#black-people, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #medicine-and-health, #sims-j-marion, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us, #sterilization-reproductive, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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H.I.V. Death Rates Fell by Half 2010-2018, C.D.C. Says

From 2010-2018, significantly fewer people died of H.I.V.-related causes, although survival rates for women and people of color did not improve as much.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #gilead-sciences-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #morbidity-and-mortality-weekly-report, #research, #southern-states-us, #tests-medical, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

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How Many Snowbirds Will Be Flying South for the Winter?

The tradition of flocking to Florida and other sunny shores for the winter, usually by retirees, looks different this year.

#canada, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southern-states-us, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Why Evangelicals Aren’t What They Used to Be

Once a religious bloc in search of political purchase, white evangelicals have become a political bloc with a religious past.

#baptist-churches, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #presidential-election-of-2020, #religion-and-belief, #southern-baptist-convention, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Despite Everything, People Still Have Weddings at ‘Plantation’ Sites

Weddings help pay for education at American labor camp sites and connect us with history. Is that good enough?

#black-people, #charleston-sc, #confederate-states-of-america, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us, #weddings-and-engagements, #whites

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life Over Theft of Hedge Clippers Is Granted Parole

Before 2017, a person in Louisiana could be sentenced to life in prison after receiving a fourth nonviolent conviction under the state’s habitual offender law.

#bryant-fair-wayne, #crime-and-criminals, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #johnson-bernette-j, #louisiana, #mandatory-sentencing, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #shreveport-la, #southern-states-us

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A Counter to Confederate Monuments, Black Cemeteries Tell a Fuller Story of the South

Many have fallen into disrepair, the victims of mismanagement, political strife or abandonment. Now there’s an effort to restore and protect them.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #columbia-sc, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #southern-states-us

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It Hurts to Keep Hoping for Justice

No police officer will have to answer for Breonna Taylor’s death. This never gets easier.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cameron-daniel-j-1985, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #louisville-ky, #lynching, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us

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Julia Reed, Chronicler of Politics, Food and the South, Dies at 59

In Ms. Reed’s writing for Newsweek, Vogue and other publications, her canvas included the follies of the powerful and the pleasures of Southern food.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #deaths-obituaries, #food, #gardengun-magazine, #magazines, #reed-julia, #southern-states-us

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5 Standout Recipes From Julia Reed, an Irreverent Voice of the South

The journalist, who died last week at 59, mixed sophistication and down-home pleasures in her cooking.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #gardengun-magazine, #greenville-miss, #reed-julia, #southern-states-us, #writing-and-writers

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The Massacre That Emboldened White Supremacists

The 1873 murders of dozens of former slaves in a flyspeck Louisiana town still reverberate.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colfax-la, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #ku-klux-klan, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity, #reconstruction-era, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us, #supreme-court-us, #thirteenth-amendment-us-constitution

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The Trauma of the Civil War Lives On in Faulkner’s Fiction

“The Saddest Words,” by the scholar Michael Gorra, argues that America’s troubled racial past is the central, if often unspoken, theme at the heart of Faulkner’s work.

#books-and-literature, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #faulkner-william, #gorra-michael, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us, #the-saddest-words-william-faulkners-civil-war-book

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #american-medical-assn, #apologies, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #medical-schools, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare

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When China Met Iran

A growing partnership between America’s main Middle East adversary and Asia’s rising superpower bears careful watching in Washington.

#caucasus-russia, #china, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #national-security-council, #rouhani-hassan, #russia, #southern-states-us, #united-states, #washington-dc, #xi-jinping

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The First Time John Lewis and I Integrated the Buses

We just got on and sat in the front row. The bus driver insisted that we move to the back. But we didn’t move.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #john-lewis, #southern-states-us, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

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C.T. Vivian, Martin Luther King’s Field General, Dies at 95

A disciplined advocate of nonviolence, he was on the front lines in the 1960s movement for racial justice.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #king-martin-luther-jr, #southern-christian-leadership-conference, #southern-states-us, #vivian-cordy-tindell

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C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader, Is Dead at 95

A close associate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was a disciplined advocate of nonviolence in the battle for racial justice.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #king-martin-luther-jr, #southern-christian-leadership-conference, #southern-states-us, #vivian-cordy-tindell

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Milley Calls for ‘Hard Look’ at Renaming Bases Honoring Confederates

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a House hearing that “there is no place in our armed forces for manifestations, or symbols of racism, bias or discrimination.”

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #defense-department, #house-of-representatives, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #military-bases-and-installations, #milley-mark-a, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Plague of Willful Ignorance

Trump has empowered America’s anti-rational streak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #masks, #pellagra, #republican-party, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j

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The Walls of the Church Couldn’t Keep the Trump Era Out

The young pastor wasn’t sure his congregation would like what he had to say and had no idea where it would lead all of them. He found himself at a crossroads of God, Alabama and Donald Trump.

#alabama, #christians-and-christianity, #cooperative-baptist-fellowship, #flynt-wayne-1940, #presidential-election-of-2020, #religion-state-relations, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j

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Farmers Get Billions in Virus Aid, and Democrats Are Wary

As the administration sends up to $16 billion in additional subsidies, critics are concerned that the funds could be used to ensure that the president maintains the backing of one of his key voting blocs.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #crop-controls-and-subsidies, #federal-aid-us, #midwestern-states-us, #perdue-sonny, #presidential-election-of-2020, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

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Confederate Statue Debate Is Reignited by George Floyd Protests

Dozens came down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. Protesters outraged over the death of Mr. Floyd are targeting some that remained.

#alabama, #alexandria-va, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #charlottesville-va, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #graffiti, #huntsville-ala, #mississippi, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #oxford-miss, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #richmond-va, #southern-states-us, #virginia

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What It’s Like to Wear a Mask in the South

I knew it had to be more complicated than it seemed on Twitter. So I asked around a bit.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #southern-states-us

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After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

The big and noisy insects have started to emerge and are looking to mate in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

#cicadas-insects, #southern-states-us, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states

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Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging the Decision Is Theirs

The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #desantis-ron, #fauci-anthony-s, #governors-us, #inslee-jay, #midwestern-states-us, #newsom-gavin, #northeastern-states-us, #southern-states-us, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

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Dozens Are Killed as Tornadoes and Severe Weather Strike Southern States

The storm carved a destructive path across six states on Sunday and Monday, causing widespread damage and cutting power to tens of thousands of customers.

#arkansas, #georgia, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #south-carolina, #southern-states-us, #tornadoes, #weather

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In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering

In states with many uninsured citizens, few hospitals and leaders who have not required citizens to stay home, a disaster is looming.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #southern-states-us, #tennessee

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Inside the Mind of a Super Tuesday Voter

One suburban voter — who has a personal history with Joe Biden — asks himself which moderate candidate has the best chance of beating President Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #democratic-party, #endorsements, #klobuchar-amy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #sanders-bernard, #southern-states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Joe Biden’s Big Win

One primary victory in South Carolina may have changed the future of the former vice president’s campaign — and altered the course of the 2020 election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #south-carolina, #southern-states-us

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