Debbie Elliott

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Cracked Memphis Bridge Indefinitely Closed, Disrupting Supply Chain

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."


'Day You'll Never Forget': Decade After Deadly Tuscaloosa Tornado, Recovery Is Uneven

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.


New Eyes On Alabama Death Row Case After Integrity Review Raises Questions

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.


'We Don't Have The Luxury To Fall Apart': Black Businesses Get Creative To Survive

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.


In Tuskegee, Painful History Shadows Efforts To Vaccinate African Americans

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.


High Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Strains Health Departments In South

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.


Alabama Vows To 'Fervently Defend' Prison System Against Justice Department Lawsuit

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.


On A Tour Of 'America's Amazon,' Flora, Fauna And Glimpses Of Alabama's Past

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.


Tipped Service Workers Are More Vulnerable Amid Pandemic Harassment Spike: Study

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.


'Don't Game Our System': How The Race To Georgia Senate Runoff Is Heating Up

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.


What Activists In Georgia Are Doing To Turn Out The Vote In Runoff Elections

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.


The Latest On 2 Critical Georgia Races

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Georgia has two interesting and important Senate races under way.


Trump Is Victorious In Florida, Picks Up The Battleground State

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.


'More Conservative Than Attila The Hun': Kelly Loeffler's Push To Keep Senate Seat

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.


On 'Uncivil War,' Shemekia Copeland Sets Fire To A Relic Of American Slavery

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.


With Florida On The Line, Both Political Parties Work To Fire Up Voters

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.


Activists Rally Black Voters In Traditional Red Counties In Florida's Panhandle

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.


They Took A Gamble And Voted Trump In 2016. Whom Are They Going To Vote For In 2020?

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.


Hurricane Sally Victims In Florida Seek Federal Help

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.


Cleanup Is Underway On Gulf Coast After Hurricane Sally

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.