Debbie Elliott

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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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Theresa Burroughs, Voting Rights Activist, Dies At 89 In Alabama

Friday, May 24, 2019

"Disappear? We're not going to do that," she said. She went 10 times to the courthouse before the registrar would sign her up to vote. Then she worked to guard the right and never missed an election.

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Alabama Faces Deadline To Address Dangerous And Deadly Prison Conditions

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Critics say a plan to build new prisons won't solve the entrenched, underlying issues in the state prison system that have been found to be unconstitutional.

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Justice Department Forces Alabama To Address Deadly Prison Conditions

Monday, May 20, 2019

Alabama must rectify the dangerous conditions this week or face a Justice Department lawsuit. Critics say plans to build new prisons won't solve issues that have been found to be unconstitutional.

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Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The law bans nearly all abortions and is among the most restrictive in the country. It's part of a broader anti-abortion strategy to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the right to abortion.

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Alabama Lawmakers Debate Bill To Ban Nearly All Abortions

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lawmakers in Alabama are taking up an abortion bill Tuesday. If passed, it would be the strictest in the nation and its backers hope it paves the way for a Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade.

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The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

Saturday, May 04, 2019

A grassroots drive to preserve a historic building in downtown Atlanta is highlighting the city's somewhat forgotten role in early country music.

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