I’ve long preached that the Friends of Coal is a coal industry organization created by associations of coal companies such […]
Nick MullinsFifth generation coal miner seeking answers in complex times.
National Miner’s Day
Ludlow, Colorado Union Tent Camp Today, coal companies across the nation are “honoring” coal miners. Alpha Natural Resources put up […]
Over the past few years, we have witnessed an amazing downturn in the coal industry. Mines all throughout Appalachia have […]
The Religion of Coal
I usually avoid religion in my posts since it is such an inflammatory subject, but I can no longer ignore […]
Present Day Coal Mining: Dishonoring our heritage.
Drive into the central Appalachian coalfields and you’ll see dozens of vehicles with stickers such as “Friends of Coal,” “Coal […]
Appalachians, Freedom, and Kindness
I’ve heard it said that Appalachian people started moving to the mountains to find solitude and freedom. I try to […]
"Coal is all we’ve got"
My father told me and my brother on more than one occasion, “I wish I had’ve got you boys more […]
Remembering the South Mountain No. 3 Mine Explosion
December 7th, 1992 was a cold Monday morning. My brother and I were getting ready for school when the […]
Job Alternatives for Coal Miners
If you ask a coal miner about the “War on Coal,” chances are you’ll get an earful about the EPA, […]
Ignorance – Fighting the Appalachian Stereotype
Courtesy: Berea College Appalachians have been looked down upon, made fun of, and dehumanized based on the stereotypes of being […]