May 12, 2016

Defending Civil Rights in the South Grassroots activists in North Carolina and Alabama are fighting to protect civil rights and local democracy. Thousands of activists protested North Carolina’s newanti-LGBT law last week. The law prevents transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and also preempts …

April 16, 2016

The Progressive Professor April 16, 2016 by Dr. Ronald Feinman The story of much of American history is the struggle and battles between the growing urbanization in America, and the desire of small town, rural America to keep “traditional values”. So the South, heavily rural historically, has always held back against …

April 11, 2016

Boston Globe April 09, 2016 By Gary D. Robertson The decision by the North Carolina legislature and Governor Pat McCrory to overturn Charlotte’s antidiscrimination ordinance for LGBT citizens isn’t simply another skirmish in the decades-old culture war between conservatives and liberals. It’s the latest muscle-flexing by leaders in Republican-controlled states to rebuff …

April 8, 2016

Equality Louisiana April 6, 2016 One of the most powerful parts of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBTQ bill has to do with the concept of preemption: the state preventing cities, towns, and parishes from passing local protections for people like us. These protections come in two flavors: ordinances that can shield …