All superheroes are white. Superman is white. Spider-Man is white. Batman is white. Wonder Woman is white.
Kedrian Woodruff lost her father nearly five years ago, just a few days after she turned 13. The Canton, Miss., teen, whom her mother, Tiffany Woodruff, calls “truly a daddy’s girl,” was without her father for most of high school. Still, Kedrian wanted prom to be different.
There’s a lot to appreciate about Sen. Bernie Sanders, a longtime public servant who’s helped propel truly progressive policies, like a $15 minimum wage and universal health care, into the mainstream political conversation.
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…
A teenage girl was shot and killed by her younger brother over what police believe to have been an argument over video games.
A white mother and black daughter encounter the genealogical “brick wall” so many people face while researching African-American families during slavery.
hero Capitol police officer out of Mississippi was fired after confronting some protesters who were waving Confederate and state flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
TyLon Pittman, who happens to be a 5-year-old hero, loves Christmas. In fact, he loves Christmas so much that he helped the cops capture the nefarious Grinch in order to save Christmas for us all (and Lord knows we need a little extra help this year).
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…
Myrlie Evers-Williams once had a hard time understanding how her husband could still love their home state of Mississippi so deeply.
A Mississippi grand jury on Wednesday indicted Byron McBride, 19, on charges of capital murder and possession of a stolen car in the May 18 slaying of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier, WJTV-TV reports.
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…
A Mississippi high school basketball player says he was suspended from school for not placing his hand over his heart while the national anthem played at a school event last week.
As further evidence that the United States is descending into an authoritarian state, a school district in Mississippi has removed Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from a junior high school reading list.
Local parents have filed a lawsuit against a central-Mississippi school district after they say a white substitute teacher made a horrific, threatening racist comment about their black son being hanged.
Sometimes the news brings you truth that is stranger than fiction. And I am trying to figure out how (and why) a group of Holmes County, Miss., inmates managed to break out of a local jail and then steal from a store, only to escort themselves back behind bars.
Updated Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 12:15 p.m. EDT: Looks like the South Panola School District in Mississippi isn’t buying the ol’ “Oh my goodness, I’ve been hacked!” excuse after an elementary school teacher was caught making racist comments on Facebook.
The trailer for Netflix’s Mudbound is here, and it’s more riveting and soul-stirring than all the critics claim. The Dee Rees-directed film follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from Memphis, Tenn., and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming (aka real-life work). Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry…
A Clarksdale, Miss., judge has been the target of a slew of violent, threatening social media posts, and police believe it is possible that the threats stem from Judge Carlos Moore’s decision to remove the controversial Mississippi state flag from his courtroom earlier this summer.
Police in Southaven, Miss., apparently went to the wrong address to execute an arrest warrant and ended up fatally shooting a man in his own home Sunday, an arrest warrant issued by a Tate County, Miss., judge shows.