The Price of Life: From Slavery to Corporate Life Insurance

by  Michael Ralph  Miner loading coal in Lynch, Kentucky in the 1920s. Used with permission from the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Archives Lynch Photo Collection. In the past decade, the coal-mining region that runs from Ohio to West Virginia has logged nearly 1,000 cases of “black lung disease” plaguing workers who’ve faced […]

Urgent Call to Action: Rashid Johnson Needs Our Help!

Our friend Rashid is being retaliated against for his prison organizing. He had a shank planted on him (see “Planted Weapons and Stolen Property: Mounting Retribution for Continued Exposures of Abuses in Texas Prisons” and  “Rashid Attacked – Again: Texas Prison Officials Will Not Stop Us From Exposing Them To The Media”). Please call the […]

Why schools still can’t put segregation behind them

A federal district court judge has decided that Gardendale – a predominantly white city in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama – can move forward in its effort to secede from the school district that serves the larger county. The district Gardendale is leaving is 48 percent black and 44 percent white. The new district would […]