Tag: Mississippi

California Bans Government Travel to 'Anti-LGBT' States

Anti-LGBT hate laws are continuing to cost states money as well as drive away business. California will no longer fund trips for government officials to states that passed anti-LGBT legislation any time after June 26, 2015, according to a law that went into effect January 1. Currently, Assembly Bill 1887…

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Vandalized With Bullet Holes

A sign honoring Emmett Till was found riddled with more than 40 bullet holes. Kevin Wilson Jr., a filmmaker who is working on a short film on Till, made the discovery; the incident garnered attention when Wilson posted about it on Facebook. “I’m at the exact site where Emmett Till’s…

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.” By Sheryl Estrada Reuters The Trump campaign held a rally Wednesday night in Jackson, Mississippi, a predominantly Black city, in its said effort to make…

Mississippi Holds Out for Confederate Flag One Year After Charleston

One year after public outcry forced the removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds and public institutions following the killing of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by a Confederate flag-waving gunman, there is still refusal by some to let go of the divisive symbol. The state of Mississippi…

Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000

The repeated practice of racially segregating schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years. And a new report concluded that segregating schools has negative effects on the education minority students receive. Overall, students who attend racially segregated schools are considerably less likely to be put on track to excel…

Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

Ten mayors from around the country have united in response to the recent anti-LGBT laws passed in states such as North Carolina and Mississippi, as reported by QUEERtimes. Mayors Edwin M. Lee (D-San Francisco), Ed Murray (D- Seattle), Bill de Blasio (D-New York), Jim Kenney (D-Philadelphia), Charlie Hales (D-Portland), Libby…

Mississippi Gov. Sued Over Racist State Flag

39-year-old Carlos Moore, an attorney from Mississippi, is suing Gov. Phil Bryant over the state’s controversial flag, which contains a Confederate battle emblem. Related Story: Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly over Mississippi According to Moore, while he can deal with the flag’s consequences, he doesn’t want his daughter, who…

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

Four Jackson, Mississippi, men have been ordered to pay $840,000 to the estate of James Craig Anderson, a Black man they murdered on June 26, 2011. The four men Deryl Paul Dedmon, 23; John Aaron Rice, 23; Dylan Wade Butler, 24; and William Kirk Montgomery, 26 were convicted in 2012…

Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly Over Mississippi

Mississippi House and Senate bills that would change the state’s current flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag, all died this past Tuesday due to not having enough support. Various proposals on file included taking submissions for flag ideas from colleges and universities, reinstating the previous Magnolia Tree flag and…