School Says Story That Principal Cut Off Student’s Locs Is ‘Total Fabrication’; Won’t Discipline Staff

After a mother in Jones County, Miss., wrote a viral Facebook post Tuesday claiming that her son’s elementary school principal called him into the office and chopped off his locs, school officials launched an investigation into the matter, reviewing security-camera footage and interviewing administrators, staff and…

Trump Spoke at the Opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in What Was Essentially a Photo Op

President Donald Trump has made it pretty clear how he feels about black people. He has refused to condemn white nationalists and routinely calls out black pro football players for protesting police brutality. So why would the hater in chief accept an invitation to speak at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights…

Mudbound Is Another Exhausting Tale of Inequality and Racism in America, but at Least It Was Executed Properly

When there’s historical blackness in film, it’s usually displayed through slavery or Jim Crow. There’s never really any in between. But there is a very palpable significance in remembering, reliving and recognizing black history and respecting how far we’ve come (even though 2017 mirrors the past more times than…