Debbie Elliott

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5 Decades Later, New Communities Land Trust Still Helps Black Farmers

Thursday, October 03, 2019

October marks the 50th anniversary of a pioneering effort to provide a safe haven for black farmers evicted from their land as punishment for participating in the civil rights movement.

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Black Voters Sue Over Mississippi's Jim Crow-Era Election Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Four African Americans are suing over a Jim Crow-era election rule that requires statewide officeholders to win a majority of the popular vote and at least 62 of 122 Mississippi state house districts.

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Florida Breathes A Collective Sigh Of Relief As Hurricane Dorian Moves North

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is dumping huge amounts of rain as it travels up from Florida and into Georgia. The large volume of rain combined with possible storm surges could produce inland flooding.

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Florida And North Carolina Prepare For Hurricane Dorian As Storm Moves North

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Hurricane Dorian's powerful winds and heavy rains have lashed the Bahamas for days. Now the storm is moving very slowly towards the north. People from Florida to North Carolina are preparing.

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'Why Don't Y'all Let That Die?' Telling The Emmett Till Story In Mississippi

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Emmett Till's 1955 lynching propelled the civil rights movement, but telling his story underscores a reluctance for some in Mississippi "to come to grips with its history of racial brutality."

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Families Affected By Mississippi ICE Raids Scramble To Find Support

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

After last week's ICE raids at poultry plants, families in Carthage, Miss., try to navigate a path forward with the help of a local church, immigration lawyers and social workers.

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Mississippi Food Processing Company Is Looking For Workers After ICE Raids

Monday, August 12, 2019

In the wake of immigration raids that resulted in nearly 700 people being arrested, Mississippi held a job fair to hire more workers for food processors on Monday.

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Advocates Scramble To Help Mississippi Families Caught Up In ICE Raids

Monday, August 12, 2019

In the town of Carthage, Miss., immigrant families are trying to navigate a path forward after last week's ICE raids at poultry plants.

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Children's Defense Fund Trains New Activists

Friday, August 02, 2019

The Children's Defense Fund is training a new generation of activists in Tennessee. The summer enrichment programs are modeled after the Freedom Schools established during the civil rights movement.

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A Tennessee Farm Grows A New Generation Of Social Justice Activists

Friday, August 02, 2019

The Children's Defense Fund is training young people at its Haley Farm in east Tennessee to run summer enrichment programs modeled after civil rights era Freedom Schools.

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Fraternity Suspends Students Who Posed In Front Of Emmett Till Memorial With Guns

Thursday, July 25, 2019

An Instagram photo shows three white men, two holding guns, posing near the marker at the Tallahatchie River, where the murdered boy's body was pulled from the water in 1955.

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Federal Judge Approves Settlement Resolving North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A federal judge has approved a consent decree allowing transgender people to use the bathroom matching their gender identity in North Carolina public restrooms.

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Barry Soaks Parts Of Louisiana

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry continues to churn slowly across Louisiana. It's brought rains across a wide area from Florida to Louisiana and more is still to come as the storm moves to the north.

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The Latest On Barry From Louisiana

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry approached hurricane strength on Saturday as it moved toward New Orleans.

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Barry Storms Louisiana

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Barry's heaviest rains and strongest winds are expected to hit a wide swath of Louisiana today. The storm could dump more than two feet of rain in an already soggy area, raising fears of flooding.

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Capturing The Undersung Blues People Of The Rural South

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Tim Duffy started Music Maker Relief Foundation to support blues musicians lost to time and poverty. He's also photographed their portraits for a new book, compilation album and museum exhibition.

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Alabama Republican Eyes Comeback. Roy Moore To Run Again For U.S. Senate

Friday, June 21, 2019

The controversial judge lost a winnable race for the GOP in 2017 as allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against teen girls surfaced from decades ago.

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Alabama's Africatown Hopes For Revival After Slave Ship Discovery

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Clotilde was discovered last month in the Mobile River, bringing new attention to a small community founded by African captives who were brought to the U.S. on the ship.

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University Of Alabama Returns $21.5 Million To Hugh Culverhouse

Monday, June 10, 2019

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with attorney Hugh Culverhouse, who pledged $26.5 million to the university. The $21.5 million he had given so far was returned and his name removed from the law school.

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Louisiana Governor Says He Plans To Sign Bill Restricting Most Abortions Into Law

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Louisiana is the latest state where lawmakers have voted to ban most abortions with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The state's Democratic governor says he will sign the bill into law.

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