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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Arkansas officials said it had the potential to become a "catastrophic event," adding, "The bridge was closed to vehicular traffic and the river was closed to barge traffic as a safety precaution."
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
April 27, 2011 was one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. More than 300 people died across the Deep South. Some have rebuilt but the recovery shows racial and economic disparities.
Monday, April 05, 2021
Former prosecutors and judges say Toforest Johnson's murder conviction was based on shaky evidence. The case is getting a new look as district attorneys review the integrity of past prosecutions.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Black entrepreneurs have long faced challenges be it getting financial capital, or discrimination in contracting. Now, the pandemic has hit them the hardest and many are trying to find ways to thrive.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
A lingering mistrust of the medical system among many Black people is rooted in the infamous 20th century U.S. study of syphilis that left Black men in Tuskegee, Ala., to suffer from the disease.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
An uneven vaccine rollout across Southern states is causing frustration. Health departments are overwhelmed with people seeking shots as phone lines and websites are unable to keep up with the demand.
Friday, December 11, 2020
State officials say they were blindsided this week by the legal action alleging brutal and unconstitutional conditions in the state's prisons.
Sunday, December 06, 2020
A trip through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta offers a little bit of everything, from iris fields and gators, to Civil War history and the wreck of the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans to America.
Sunday, December 06, 2020
More than half of workers surveyed said they were reluctant to enforce COVID-19 safety measures with customers from whom they would receive tips, according to the One Fair Wage study.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Ahead of the Jan. 5 election, voters across the state are being bombarded by messages from activists and politicians alike to cast their vote to help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Georgia's runoff elections will determine which political party controls the U.S. Senate. New voters can participate if they register by Dec. 7, so activists are now trying to turn out the vote.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Georgia has two interesting and important Senate races under way.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
President Trump and challenger Joe Biden visited Florida many times throughout the campaign, vying for one of the biggest prizes of the race. But it was Trump's base that turned out in bigger numbers.
Monday, November 02, 2020
The wealthy businesswoman replaced Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson who resigned last year. Now she's running in a crowded special election to serve out the remaining two years of his term.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
The centerpiece of Copeland's latest album is a song born from the wreckage of the Clotilda — the last known slave ship to smuggle African captives to the United States.
Friday, October 23, 2020
President Trump is headed to Florida where he remains popular — one poll shows him up more than 28 percentage points in the state's northwest region. But Democrats are hoping to sway some voters.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Florida is expected to be a key state in the presidential election. African American women in the state's panhandle aim to make sure all voices are heard in the traditionally conservative territory.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
One Pensacola, Fla., family backed Trump in 2016, acknowledging it was a gamble. NPR checks in to see what they think of his presidency and how they might vote in 2020.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Floridians affected by Hurricane Sally are frustrated that they're getting no federal help. Meanwhile, Alabama received more than $11 million in individual aid to storm victims.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Hurricane Sally left plenty of damage when it hit Alabama on Wednesday. Now, as floodwaters begin to recede, people are trying to pick through the debris and clean up what the storm left behind.