Mom: Son shook in fear after Stone County schoolmates put noose on him

October 28, 2016 in Sports, The Buzz

WIGGINS, Mississippi (AP) — A black mother in Wiggins, Miss., says her 15-year-old son was shaking in fear as he described white schoolmates putting a noose around his neck two […]

AP analysis: Mississippi NAACP challenge to county elections ruled moot

May 27, 2014 in Editorials, News, Opinion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that gives counties in the South the power to draw their own election boundaries without federal oversight has raised fears that […]

How Mississippi and Emmett Till shaped the March on Washington

August 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

As many across the nation remain in shock and disbelief at the recent verdict in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his case has become hauntingly reminiscent of another black teenager gunned down nearly 60 years ago, where his accusers also went forth free.

The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the south. But it also gave courage and determination to the weary and downtrodden – now wiling to die for equal rights.

Lawsuit: Race used improperly in redistricting

October 1, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The Hinds County Republican Party and the county’s only white supervisor are suing four black county supervisors, charging race was used improperly as a factor in redrawing district voting lines.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, claims the majority-black Hinds County Board of Supervisors used “impermissible racial considerations” when redrawing district lines.