Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to support our work—that time is now.

Our mission is simple: To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.

But without the support of our readers, this model does not work and we simply won’t survive. It’s that simple.
We must meet our Mid-Year Campaign goal but we need you now.

Please, support independent journalism today.

Join the small group of generous readers who donate, keeping Common Dreams free for millions of people each year. Without your help, we won’t survive.


Elisha Brown

Elisha Brown is a Julian Bond Fellow at Facing South. She previously worked as a news assistant at The New York Times, and her reporting has appeared in The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, and Vox.

Articles by this author


Southern LGBTQ Advocates Respond to GOP Hate-Mongering Legislation

The onslaught of anti-LGBTQ legislation comes as LGBTQ people in general—and trans youth in particular—face a crisis of hate.

Elisha Brown ·

GOP Curbing Access to Medication Abortions Across the South

State lawmakers in Georgia as well as South Carolina are fast-tracking bills that would set up new roadblocks for people seeking medication abortions—and that would have doctors disseminate potentially dangerous disinformation about reversing medication abortions.

Elisha Brown ·

Bracing for a Post-Roe South in the Region's Last Three Abortion-Safe States

"They will not accept bans on abortions, they certainly will not accept a Texas-style abortion ban, and they will hold legislatures and the governor accountable for any and all action they take to roll back their rights."

Elisha Brown ·

Stalled US Debt Relief Is the Latest Setback to Black Farmers

The USDA's relationship with Black farmers has been flawed from the start.

Elisha Brown ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Common Dreams Logo