Thad Cochran stumps for support from black voters in U.S. Senate race

October 24, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran told black voters Thursday that when he first ran for Congress in 1972, Mississippi was in a period of fear and uncertainty […]

Some black Mississippi Democrats supported GOP’s Thad Cochran

June 5, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some black Mississippians who usually vote Democratic tried to swing a primary victory toward six-term Republican incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state’s GOP […]

Ex-inmate sues reputed Klansman, lawyer

June 21, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – (AP) A black former prisoner filed a lawsuit Monday that claims he was slandered and defamed by reputed Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen and Killen’s wife and […]

NAACP asks feds to block Mississippi voter ID law

May 14, 2012 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON – (AP) The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal officials to block what will likely become the state’s new voter ID law, contending it will violate the 1965 Voting Rights […]