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The Tchula Hardware store in Holmes County, Mississippi, circa 2015.

COVID-19 will devastate Mississippi’s African American community

Rather than addressing the state's long-standing racial and economy inequities, its leaders are draping themselves in the legacy of the Confederacy.
Me in New Orleans.

I moved to New York City from New Orleans — here are 10 things I miss most about living in the South

I lived in New Orleans for four years while I was attending school there, and now that I'm gone, there are certain things I miss about Southern life.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference on March 30, 2020 near Hard Rock Stadium.

Stop shaming the South over the coronavirus

There are plenty of policy reasons the coronavirus pandemic may hit the Southern US hard. But laying the blame at the feet of Southerners is wrong.
Pimento cheese is often called the "pâté of the South."

11 things you’re sure to find in the South

The Southern United States has plenty to offer, from well-seasoned soul food to popular sayings, like "Bless your heart."
While the endless barrage of fried chicken, barbecue, and Cook Out milkshakes didn't help my health, I certainly enjoyed all of the delicious fast-food options that are available in North Carolina.

9 Southern fast-food chains we wish would come to every state

From Bojangles' to Zaxby's, these fast-food and restaurant chains should expand to other parts of the country.
Arkansas has one of the highest stroke rates, making people who grew up there susceptible to cognitive decline later in life too.

People who grow up in the South are more likely to have worse brain health in later life, even if they move away as a teen

The new study also found people who move to the so-called Stroke Belt in middle age or later aren't as likely to suffer the cognitive consequences.
As much as I love living in New York, there are things I was surprised to discover I missed about Southern living.

I moved from the South to New York City. Here are 13 things I never thought I’d miss about Southern living.

From the tasty southern food to the miles-long highway, these are things I never thought I'd miss after moving from the South to New York City.

Opinion: There’s a real economic divide in the US, and it’s not the gap between the South and the rest of the country

The Wall Street Journal published a piece arguing that the South is falling behind the rest of the US. But the data doesn't support the idea.
Guests enjoy the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Why no one can agree where the South really is

The South is the fastest growing region in the United States, but not everyone agrees on where the South actually is. Experts are often at odds with public perception when it comes to states like Texas, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware.
Southerners say things differently from everyone else, especially in what words they use.

8 things Southerners say that the rest of the US just doesn’t understand

There are a few things Southerners say differently than the rest of the US, in one of the most famous dialects.