NAACP says plaque at Ole Miss Confederate statue must mention slavery

March 15, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A plan to add context to a Confederate soldier statue at the University of Mississippi is a failure because a proposed plaque does not mention slavery […]

Updated Mississippi flag lawsuit says rebel emblem ‘vestige’ of slavery

March 7, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is unconstitutional because it’s a “vestige” of slavery, an attorney argues in an update to his lawsuit seeking […]

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

February 11, 2015 in News

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. […]

Mississippi finally abolishes slavery

February 22, 2013 in Top Stories

Due to a procedural glitch the last time around, Mississippi – this month – formally ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery within the state. 

It comes a bit late though.

The United States abolished slavery with a constitutional amendment in 1865.  But, there were several states that opposed the 13th amendment.  And Mississippi didn’t get around to voting on it until 1995.

Historic Elkhorn Church celebrates annual Homecoming

May 25, 2012 in News, Religion, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land KILMICHAEL – The members of the Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Church are celebrating their 35th annual homecoming celebration this weekend and the public is invited for refreshments, fellowship […]