At the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic in Scarbro, West Virginia, oxygen tubes dangle from the noses of three miners slowly pedaling on stationary bikes. All of these men have black lung – a disease caused by …Continue reading
Tears of hope welled in the young eyes of Dakota Vaughan as he watched Donald Trump officially become the 45th President of the United States. “This has been five, six months in the coming. I’m …Continue reading
On top of a crate nestled in a small children’s wagon, they built their altar. In Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, black femmes honored their ancestors by laying down jewelry, photos and books — spraying them …Continue reading
Following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, data journalists, political analysts, armchair pundits and average voters all scrambled to find some way of explaining the Washington outsider and billionaire businessman’s surprise victory over favored Democratic candidate Hillary …Continue reading
There’s no singular reason the 2016 presidential election results turned out the way they did. But, within days of the results rolling in, much of the blame was pinned on the media for failing to …Continue reading
This election year has revealed the deep social, economic and political fractures stressing communities — and American discourse — to the breaking point. While the nation’s growing rural/urban divide attracts a global audience and a steady stream of analysis …Continue reading
100 Days, 100 Voices
- On Trump’s promise to bring back coal, these retired union miners say: ‘We can’t live in the past’
- While cities protest, some rural resistors are going back to the land in West Virginia
- ‘The hardest thing when I got my diagnosis was to call our two daughters’
- Kentucky communities counter white nationalist rally
- Tourism under Trump: Can recreation in Appalachia revive a struggling economy?
- Hello, world.