Sunday, October 13, 2019

Tag: Mississippi

Mississippi Man Facing Jail Time After Burning...

A Mississippi man could be headed to jail after he admitted to performing a cross burning outside the homes of African-American families in an...

*’N***er, Shut the F**k Up’: The Racism...

A Mississippi businessman running for election as the next DeSoto County Supervisor has been hit with a lawsuit that alleges he treated...

‘Black B—–s’ Mississippi Drive-Thru Worker Gets the...

A restaurant worker in Oxford, Mississippi is out of a job and banned from the business's premises after printing a racist note on an...

Black Student Sues School District After She...

A Black student who attended a high school in Cleveland, Mississippi, has filed a lawsuit against her school district and its officials....

Judge: Mississippi Suit to Cover All Who...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can...

Mississippi Government Says It’ll Be Closed on...

The Mississippi government is getting backlash for a now-deleted tweet concerning the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Revenue...

U.S. Senator Apologizes for ‘Hanging’ Remark But...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she...

Man Wearing Noose T-Shirt at Voting Polls...

Mississippi officials say no laws were broken by a man seen wearing a T-shirt with racist imagery to the polls in the northern 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...