Post Tagged with: "Mississippi"
Nearly all of the students in the entire Jackson Public School District are Black.
Another school district opted to ban the book, whose themes align with the killings of Black men by police and the backlash to NFL players’ national anthem protests.
Jasmine Shepard’s mother sues the recently desegregated school district.
An attorney who fought to uphold the injunction called the law “among the very worst in the nation.”
Data reveals a systematic pattern of discrimination embedded in the sheriff’s office.
Discrimination proves to be bad for business once again.
“Our hearts are broken,” said Rev. Carilyn F. Hudson, the pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church destroyed in an act of arson.
"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."
The Mississippi NAACP has called for a federal investigation into the disturbing incident, saying, "These incidents should not be swept under the rug."
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.”
GOP in state legislature still can't let go.
"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."
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.
“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.”
"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."
Gov. Phil Bryant declared April "Confederate Heritage Month" once again.
As the state has yet to remove the Confederate battle emblem, universities are opting not to display the flag.
Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Buffett, former State Rep. John Grisham and others are pushing for a change in the state’s flag.
39-year-old Jonathan Sanders was killed in Stonewall, Mississippi, earlier this month.
Alabama Governor said flags were potential distraction to more pressing issues. South Carolina still debates.
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.
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.
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.