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OPINION: Serena Williams, Achieving Unboxed Wonders

For #BlackGirlMagic in the form of Serena and Naomi to dominate a sport meant for the white upper class is to rage against the mayo-flavored patriarchal machine.

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OPINION: America’s Jails and Prisons: A Powder Keg Waiting to Explode

The American prison system is evidence that slavery here never ended; it merely transformed.

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Civil Rights Trail Goes National

On April 24, 1960, a group of about 125 African Americans stormed Biloxi Beach, swimming in the water and playing on the beach. It was not long before a mob ...

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Making ‘Black Voters Matter’ in the Deep South

LaTosha Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, stopped in Jackson on Aug. 24, 2018 to network with black women as part of her organization’s “The South is Rising Tour.”

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Mississippi Court: No Special Status for Confederate Group Over Symbols

A Confederate heritage group has no special status to try block the University of Mississippi from adding historical context to Old South symbols, a state appeals court said Tuesday.

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ACLU Files Brief Supporting Harvard University in Admissions Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Massachusetts filed a friend-of-court brief supporting Harvard University’s right to consider race as one of many factors in a whole-person admissions process.

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Improved LGBT Health Access in the South Goal of New Survey

The Campaign for Southern Equality launched a survey on Wednesday, Aug. 22, that aims to help improve health-care access for LGBT southerners.

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Mississippi Flag Foes Want Court Arguments on Rebel Symbol

Some Mississippi residents are asking a federal court of appeals to fully consider their arguments that the state flag with the Confederate battle emblem represents white supremacy and sends a ...

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OPINION: Jacksonians Should Reject EJECT

it is clear that Hurst’s strategy to combat violence and criminality in the capital city is misguided, flawed and is a failed strategy on arrival. Jacksonians need to reject EJECT.

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'Mississippi's Exiled Daughter' Recalls Civil Rights Push

Brenda Travis was a high school student when she was arrested and expelled for participating in a sit-in in 1961— a punishment that led to the Burglund High School walkout ...

Same-Sex Marriage Hearing

On November 12, 2014, a hearing was held at the federal courthouse to argue that ...

James Meredith Press Conference

On August 18, James Meredith gave a press conference to announce the creation the Bible ...

Freedom Summer: Activist Photographers

The Mississippi Museum of Art is displaying photographs from the Freedom Summer of 1964 in ...

STAND UP!

Dr. Robert P. Moses gave the keynote speech at the Old Capitol celebrating the Mississippi ...

Lumumba's "Celebration of Life"

Hundreds gathered at the Jackson Convention Complex to say goodbye to the late Chowke Lumumba, ...

A Night of Civil Rights

On Monday night, people came to visit local legends of the civil rights movement assembled ...

Civil Rights Museum Groundbreaking

The State-funded Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History broke ground on October ...

Without Apology: JWHO Rally

On Saturday, dozens of supporters of Mississippi's only abortion clinic were outside to show support ...