Without Paid Leave, the South’s COVID School Policies Cause a Terrible Trickle Down for Families

“Schools are at the epicenter of local and state COVID-19 protocols, using families—and children—as political bargaining chips.”

Published: Nov 18, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,513 words)

New Urbanism Sells Faux Sustainability as a Luxury on Florida’s 30A

“Developments like these along 30A are selling environmentalism as a commodified luxury good—and making a declaration about who can and can’t thrive in the face of climate change.”

Published: Oct 13, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,435 words)

Qualified Immunity: How ‘Ordinary Police Work’ Tramples Civil Rights

“There is little to no accountability behind the closed doors of police work.”

Published: Jun 23, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,807 words)

Reporter’s Notebook: The Power of Proximity

“A behind-the-scenes look at a year-long investigation into Mississippi’s laws that automatically put some kids as young as 13 into adult prisons and jails.”

Author: Ko Bragg
Published: Feb 12, 2021
Length: 15 minutes (3,894 words)

Alabama May Have Solutions to the Nation’s Black Maternal Health Crisis

Group prenatal care led by nurse midwives at a progressive clinic in Birmingham could offer a solution to the crisis in maternal health in the U.S.

Published: Sep 24, 2018
Length: 10 minutes (2,624 words)

Midwifery Makes a Comeback in Alabama

In the first of a two-part series on midwifery in Alabama, where it has been criminalized for 40 years, Scalawag interviews a Certified Professional Midwife whose work attending home births had previously been underground.

Published: Sep 3, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,326 words)

Real Museums of Memphis

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. in Memphis, essayist and scholar Zandria F. Robinson wonders what has changed in the city in the intervening years and sheds a light on what hasn’t.

Published: Apr 12, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,794 words)