Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag: Mississippi

Soybean Farmers Allege White Seed Company Purposely...

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he...

Lawsuit Pushes for Mississippi District That Dilutes...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state Senate district in Mississippi dilutes the Black voting power and should be redrawn, three African-American plaintiffs say in...

Why Are Some States Still Commemorating Confederate...

The civil war between the Union and Confederates ended 153 years ago and states are still celebrating Confederate Memorial Day despite the party being...

White Savior Syndrome: Even In Fight Against...

During a 2011 interview, funnyman, author and civil rights activist Dick Gregory vehemently rejected a comparison between John Brown and Nat Turner, a pair...

How Emmett Till’s Accuser Escaped Justice

"The spectacle surrounding Emmett Till's death" as described by historian and Duke University professor Timothy B. Tyson, was "television's first real 'media circus.'" In...

Ex-Ole Miss Student Pleads Guilty to Putting...

A former University of Mississippi frat boy pleaded guilty to putting a noose and Confederate Flag around the statute of civil rights activist James...

Black Lawyer Receives Death Threats After Filing...

In Mississippi, not much has changed. This is the state whose governor just proclaimed April Confederate Heritage Month — without even mentioning slavery —...

Judge Orders Four Mississippi Men to Pay...

A federal judge has ordered four Mississippi men convicted of killing a Black man to pay more than $800,000 to his estate. According to The...

Mississippi Governor Declares April ‘Confederate Heritage Month,’...

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation that makes April Confederate Heritage Month, commemorating the history of the racist institution of the Confederate States of...

Morgan Freeman’s Anti-Confederate Flag Stance Shows His...

Morgan Freeman may be one of America’s most beloved actors, but he has a pretty spotty record when it comes to race. However, that...

10 More Incidents of Racism in Sororities...

Statue Noose Last April at the University of Mississippi, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter was shut down after three members hung a noose around...

With Fate of Senate in Hands of...

As many prognosticators begin to coalesce around the prediction that Democrats will lose the Senate in the midterm elections, experts now believe that the...

Take a Look at the Ways Some...

Clip from the Documentary "Eyes On The Prize"

Wendy Scott, First African-American Dean at Mississippi...

A new era began today at Mississippi College School of Law with Wendy Scott as dean. Scott is the first African-American to head the Mississippi...

As We Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of...

As the nation looks back on the "Freedom Summer" that transpired 50 years ago in Mississippi when volunteers risked their lives to help Blacks...

Top 10 Most Racist States in America

Methodology: Analysts at Floating Sheep, a website run by a group of independent cyber-geography researchers, found there was a spike of racist tweets on Twitter during and after...

Mississippi to Open Nation’s 1st State-Funded Civil...

Considering the brutal, nasty racial history of the state of Mississippi, it's probably the last place most people would expect to be the location...

Big K.R.I.T., Small Town MCs Putting Mississippi...

About 40 miles south of Jackson, Mississippi's state capital, just off Interstate 55, lies the town of Crystal Springs. Unless you need to fill...

Mississippi Becomes Last State to Ratify 13th...

After almost 150 years, Mississippi has become the last state to ratify the 13th Amendment, which put an end to slavery after the Civil...