Debbie Elliott

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In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act came in a case from the very state that helped shape the statute: Alabama.

The court's opinion in Shelby County v. Holder notes that history did not stop in 1965 — the year ...


Spoken Dish Asks Southerners: What Is Your Food Identity?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Does cast-iron skillet cornbread, hot and crispy from the oven, transport you back to your grandma's kitchen? Do you cook with certain ingredients as a link to your roots in the South? If so, "A Spoken Dish" wants to hear your story.

The Southern Foodways Alliance is teaming up ...


Fifty Years After Medgar Evers' Killing, The Scars Remain

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

For Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers, the memories of 1963 are still raw.

Her family lived in terror behind the locked doors of their Jackson, Miss., home — a modest, three-bedroom, ranch-style house in one of the first new subdivisions built for African-Americans in Mississippi's ...


Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gulf Coast states are lining up to spend $1 billion from BP on coastal restoration. The money is part of BP's legal responsibility to restore the Gulf of Mexico's natural resources in the aftermath of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.

But the nature of some of the state ...


A Grieving Brother Finds Solace In His Sister's 'Small Town'

Monday, April 29, 2013

When he was a teenager, journalist Rod Dreher couldn't wait to escape Louisiana. Now he has found his way home again in grief — after his sister's death from lung cancer. It was "in light" of that tragedy, Dreher says, that he discovered the value of community. It's the subject ...


Massive Sinkhole In Louisiana Baffles Officials

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Louisiana officials are grappling with a giant sinkhole that's threatening a neighborhood. A salt mine collapsed last year, creating a series of problems regulators say they've never seen before, including tremors and oil and gas leaks and a sinkhole that now covers 9 acres.

Residents have been evacuated for more ...


BP Settlement Of Little Comfort To Some, A 'Down Payment' To Others

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Some who live along the Gulf Coast say the $4.5 billion in criminal and civil penalties aren't enough. Local authorities will continue to press their cases.