Post Tagged with: "Mississippi"


Court Lifts Injunction on Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law

Court Lifts Injunction on Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law

An attorney who fought to uphold the injunction called the law “among the very worst in the nation.”

Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Sued for Racial Discrimination

Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Sued for Racial Discrimination

Data reveals a systematic pattern of discrimination embedded in the sheriff’s office.

California Bans Government Travel to 'Anti-LGBT' States

California Bans Government Travel to ‘Anti-LGBT’ States

Discrimination proves to be bad for business once again.

‘Vote Trump’ Painted on Historic Black Church in Mississippi Burned in Fire

‘Vote Trump’ Painted on Historic Black Church in Mississippi Burned in Fire

“Our hearts are broken,” said Rev. Carilyn F. Hudson, the pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church destroyed in an act of arson.

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Vandalized With Bullet Holes

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Vandalized With Bullet Holes

"That marker was just evidence that there are people who are still living in those areas who still hold those ideologies dear to their heart."

Mississippi NAACP Seeks Investigation of Noose Incident at School

Mississippi NAACP Seeks Investigation of Noose Incident at School

The Mississippi NAACP has called for a federal investigation into the disturbing incident, saying, "These incidents should not be swept under the rug."

Trump Clown

The Perpetual Disconnect Between Trump and the Black Community

Trump has 2 percent of the Black vote, so his campaign conducts a rally in a predominantly Black city. Charles Blow calls outreach “a lie.”

segregated, segregation

Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000

"This research reflects a sad reality: the color of your skin is more likely to determine whether you have access to a high-quality, well-resourced and diverse public school."

Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

In response to the anti-LGBT legislation passed in North Carolina and Mississippi, 10 mayors have come together and formed a coalition against such discriminatory laws.

Mississippi, Confederate

Mississippi Gov. Sued Over Racist State Flag

“With each passing day, Plaintiff and other African-American citizens are subjugated to second class status by virtue of the official state flag bearing the confederate battle flag emblem flying high and proud on public property within the state of Mississippi.”

James Craig Anderson, Mississippi, hate crime

Killers in Hate Crime Pay $840,000 to Victim’s Estate

"A toxic mix of alcohol, foolishness and unadulterated hatred caused these young people to resurrect the nightmarish specter of lynchings and lynch mobs from the Mississippi we long to forget."

Mississippi, Confederate

Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Gov. Phil Bryant declared April "Confederate Heritage Month" once again.

Mississippi Colleges Continue to Lower State Flag

As the state has yet to remove the Confederate battle emblem, universities are opting not to display the flag.

Prominent Mississippians Urge State To Remove Flag’s Confederate Emblem

Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Buffett, former State Rep. John Grisham and others are pushing for a change in the state’s flag.

Unarmed Black Man Choked To Death By Cop

39-year-old Jonathan Sanders was killed in Stonewall, Mississippi, earlier this month.

Alabama Physically Removes Confederate Flags Without Delay

Alabama Governor said flags were potential distraction to more pressing issues. South Carolina still debates.

#TakeItDown: Lawmakers Key to Removal of Confederate Flag, Symbols

Lawmakers in South Carolina debate the removal of the Confederate flag, while lawmakers in other southern states, which also use Confederate symbols, respond to a public outcry to take them down.

Black Man Found Hanging From Tree in Mississippi

On Thursday, a missing Black man was found hanging from a tree in Claiborne County, Miss. An FBI investigation is under way to determine whether it was a homicide or suicide.

Miss. Rep. Gene Alday says his crazy welfare checks and Blacks don't work comments were taken out of context.

‘Blacks Don’t Work and Get Crazy Welfare Checks’ Quote Taken Out of Context?

A Mississippi lawmaker—and former police chief—says his quotes about Blacks refusing to work and his near-death exaggeration were simply taken out of context.