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Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Brad Paisley & LL Cool J’s Song “Accidental Racist” Is All Kinds Of WTF

The South. It’s a beautiful but haunted kind of place, filled with the vestiges of the Civil War, slavery and romantic longing for a “different way of life.” You may…

Julie Gerstein |

Beth Ditto On Southern Womanhood

“I think that we have parents that we have to answer to [in the South]. My mother would die if she found out that I treated someone rudely. … When…

Jessica Wakeman |

“The Help” Trailer Is Out!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of my favorite books of 2010 — and millions of other readers agree. This summer, “The Help” hits the big screen, starring…

Jessica Wakeman |

“The Help” Author Sued By Black Maid

Uh oh: the author of The Help, the wildly popular novel about black housemaids and nannies in the 1960’s racist, segregated South that everyone has read and loved, is getting…

Jessica Wakeman |