Mississippi

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Students Honor Emmett Till by Posting Tributes on Vandalized Mississippi Sign

Students with the St. Louis-based Cultural Leadership organization offered their own fix for the vandalized sign.

 The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the storm at 12:48 p.m. Central Time (17:48 Universal Time) on June 20, 2017. (Caption by Adam Voiland)

What the Numbers Tell Us About Tropical Storm Cindy

It’s hitting an area with a high concentration of Black people.

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Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Jackson Mayoral Race with 93 Percent of Votes

The son of late mayor Chokwe Lumumba ran on a progressive platform that demanded law enforcement and education reform.

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Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Jackson's Democratic Mayoral Primary

If the activist and lawyer wins the general election in November, he will follow the footsteps of his father, who died less than eight months into his term as mayor of the Mississippi city.

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WATCH: Rural Mississippians Fight the Digital Divide in New Episode of 'The Movement'

Host Darnell L. Moore traverses Mississippi to investigate how digital culture’s advances leave many impoverished rural residents behind.

WATCH: Jessica Williams Tackles Trans Panic in This Epic Video

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” correspondent sat down with trans activists and a transphobic Colorado lawmaker to examine the rationale behind anti-trans laws.

White Man Protests Walmart's Confederate Flag Ban With a Bomb, is Peacefully Arrested

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre: “He’s a strong supporter of keeping that flag flying. … This is his way of bringing attention to that.”

‘Breaking’ Presents: Tongo Eisen-Martin, a Poet With Movement-Building In His Bones

This Bay Area-bred poet’s experimental form and progressive ideology harkens back to the golden age of spoken-word and experimental works, but with renewed relevance.

 

Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

Mississippi Considers Flag Change, New Mexico Cops to Face Charges, Clinton Ahead

Some of Tuesday’s big stories

After Corrections Commissioner's Indictment, Mississippi Private Prisons Under New Scrutiny

The state has the second highest incarceration rate in the United States

Following Lumumba's Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

Will the new mayor continue Chokwe Lumumba’s progressive legacy?

Judge Threatens Sikh Man With Jail For Not Removing 'That Rag' Off His Head

Mississippi officers and a judge harassed and humiliated Jagjeet Singh over and over again after pulling him over for a flat tire.

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Wants to Build a 'Solidarity Economy' in Jackson, Miss.

Big news for the Deep South.

Civil Rights Activist Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi’s capital city has a new mayor.

Bad News in Mississippi: Rats-to-Prison Pipeline Opens

So many rats in a Mississippi prison for the mentally ill that the inmates have started making pets out of them.

Federal Judge Stops Mississippi's Anti-Choice Law -- For Now

The state’s last remaining abortion clinic will remain open.

Mississippi Won't Ever Let Anyone Tell You How Much Soda to Drink

It’s your soda and you can drink as much as you want.

Justice Department Urged to Investigate Marco McMillian's Murder

Mississippi, goddam.

Marco McMillian Had Big Plans for the Small City of Clarksdale, Mississippi

The promising politician was found dead this week in Mississippi.