Racism

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High-profile confrontations between African-Americans and police officers have fueled racial tensions across the country. How do we in Appalachia talk about how these issues affect us here in the mountains?

Shepherd University

Author Wiley Cash is the 2017 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University. His newest novel The Last Ballad will be released October 3. Cash sat down with reporter Liz McCormick to discuss his latest work, which centers on union leader and balladeer Ella May Wiggins, who died during the Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1929.

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A West Virginia school superintendent has issued an apology after some said they were offended by a banner at a football game that read "Trump Perry."

A Republican U.S. senator from one of Donald Trump's most popular states says the president's comments about the violent white supremacist rally in Virginia has created a firestorm and that he should unite the country against racism.

Michelle Obama
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West Virginia officials are investigating finances at a nonprofit group whose director came under fire after making a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.

News outlets report state Bureau of Senior Services and Appalachian Area Agency on Aging officials visited the Clay County Development Corporation Wednesday to meet employees.

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West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee released a statement today that defended his decision to allow Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus while also condemning Yiannopoulos' attack on a faculty member. 

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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re talking about food and some of the food we southern Appalachians are  famous for.

We’ll travel to explore stories and the roots of some southern food, visit a historic salt mine in West Virginia that’s being revived and we’ll head over to a fried chicken festival in Virginia.

Teams Assess How to Combat Racism in W. Va.

Nov 5, 2015
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a report from Martinsburg where Governor Tomblin held a summit about substance abuse.  And from Wheeling, Glynis Board reports on an organization that is working to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

This week, Inside Appalachia is hearing from people across the region, sharing their views about the Confederate Battle Flag.

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Civil Rights activist Ruby Sales is coming to Charles Town Saturday to speak to the community and open up a dialogue on racism and injustice.