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Hood Takes Heat for Blackface Photos, Says Leave Trans Rights Up to Schools

A Hattiesburg woman confronted Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday over yearbook photos from the 1980s that show members of his college fraternity wearing blackface.

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JSU MADDRAMA Wins Art Awards, Pan-Hellenic Council Gala at USM and UMMC Doctor Honored

Members of Jackson State University's MADDRAMA performance group received top honors during the 2019 National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts Conference in Baltimore from April 2-6.

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Mississippi School Board Votes to Take Over 2 Districts

Two school districts in Mississippi's Delta region will be the first to be folded into a new statewide district aimed at improving academic performance.

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Millsaps Student Fulbright Grant, JSU Receives AP Awards and Jackson Heart Study Graduate Program

Millsaps College senior DJ Hawkins recently received a Fulbright grant to teach and study in Russia as an English teaching assistant.

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Moguls in the Making, USM Online Teacher Program and Belhaven Spring Dance Concert

Five Jackson State University students traveled to Detroit from Friday, March 29, through Saturday, March 31, to take part in an entrepreneurial program called "Moguls in the Making."

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Living in Virtual Reality with Lobaki

Vince Jordan and his son, Josiah, began experimenting with developer kits for software to use in virtual reality in 2014. In 2016, the two decided to form Lobaki while engaged ...

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The Hunt for Vouchers in Mississippi, After All These Years

Republican leaders secretly slipped $2 million for a private-school voucher program into an unrelated funding bill—despite the fact that most Democrats and many Republicans opposed expanding the program.

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GOP Leaders Trick House Into Sending $2 Million to Private Schools

Mississippi will use millions in taxpayer dollars to fund private schools after Republican leaders in the Legislature secretly slipped funds into a bill for state construction projects.

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HCC Honors Gala, Tougaloo Gospel Explosion Musical and MSU International Film Festival

Hinds Community College's Utica campus hosted its Vice President's Scholarship and Hall of Honors Gala on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Clyde Muse Center

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Speaker: Lawmakers Eye $1,000 Raise for Mississippi Teachers

House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday that Mississippi public school teachers are likely to get a one-time raise of $1,000 in the coming year.

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Teacher Pay in Limbo as Mississippi Senate Balks at $4,000 Raise

The fate of a bill that could grant Mississippi's public-school teachers a $4,000 pay raise over a two-year period remained uncertain Monday morning as lawmakers from both chambers of the ...

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Mississippi Library Partnership, UM Tobacco-Free Grant and MSU Ragtime and Jazz Festival

Hinds Community College President Clyde Muse and Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum signed an agreement on Wednesday, March 20, to join the Mississippi Library Partnership.

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City to Launch Pre-K Pilot Program With Grant From the Kellogg Foundation

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba announced on March 18 that the City is receiving grant funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a pre-k pilot program dubbed Ready To Learn.

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Second Woman to Lead Tougaloo College After First Retires After 17 Years

Tougaloo College Board of Trustees Chairman Wesley F. Prater named Carmen J. Walters as the 14th president of the institution on Monday, March 18.

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"A Tale of Two Collections," JSU Creative Arts Festival and Argosy Student Aid at Belhaven

Tougaloo College is partnering with the Mississippi Museum of Art on a joint exhibition titled "A Tale of Two Collections."