If there were no video . . .

The video clip is a mere 36 seconds, but it is shocking, explicit, sickening. And because it has gone viral — prompting national outrage — two white men have […] Continue Reading…

Virus will devastate Deep South

MOBILE, Al. — A close friend here confided her worries about the plans for an April family funeral. Her extended family wants to memorialize a loved one with a […] Continue Reading…

GOP’s disdain for working folk

Congress managed to come together to pass an unprecedented $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, but not before a small group of Republican senators reminded us of the narrow-minded condescension […] Continue Reading…

Heading for history’s ash heap

Most of the South’s fiery segregationists are dead and largely forgotten, dumped into the ash bin of history by their fierce opposition to equal rights for black Americans. If […] Continue Reading…

Book-burning in the Trump era

The Trump years have coincided with lots of low points in American civil society — with successive rips in the civic fabric, with countless acts of domestic terror, with […] Continue Reading…

Bigotry embedded in police culture

There were many strange and perplexing moments during and immediately after the trial of Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer found guilty of murdering Botham Jean, an unarmed […] Continue Reading…

Greta is right about climate change

Mobile, AL. — The calendar has marked autumn, which ought to yield crisp breezes, yellowing leaves and, most of all, cool weather. But here on […] Continue Reading…