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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:19 pm November 21, 2014 The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t […]

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Mississippi legislators pass bill making it legal to discriminate against gays

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:21 pm April 3, 2014 Legislators in Mississippi have passed a bill that would allow people to use their religion to justify discrimination. The “religious liberty” bill stalled last month, with the House voting to send it to a study committee instead of passing it. However both bodies of Congress have approved a […]

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15-year-old suspended for suspected ‘gang signs’ in picture

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:55 pm March 12, 2014 A 15-year-old Mississippi high school teen was suspended after a picture of him displaying three raised fingers surfaced. On Feb. 3, assistant principal Todd Nichols summoned Dontadrian Bruce of Olive Branch High to his office. Nichols showed Bruce a photo he had posed for during a recent […]

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Radical mayor Chokwe Lumumba dead at 66

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:05 am February 26, 2014 Jackson, Mississippi, mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. He was 66. Before becoming involved in Jackson politics, Lumumba was a lawyer and human rights activist.

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College student sworn in as youngest member of Mississippi House of Representatives

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am December 17, 2013 Jeramey Anderson just turned 22 on Dec. 6. That is also the day that he became an official member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Anderson is now the youngest to hold the position after defeating former Moss Point Major Aneice Liddell with 60 percent of the […]

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Mississippi Turning?

By Summer M. 9:33 am March 4, 2013 Yesterday, it was reported that a baby born with HIV had been cured, making this only the second time in history when such an event has occurred and the first time a child has been deemed free of the viurs. The now two-year-old’s mother had not received any kind […]

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Openly Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Found Dead

Openly gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found dead near a Mississippi River levee. McMillian was the first openly gay person to be a viable candidate for public office in the state. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

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Mississippi Finally Gets Around to Ratifying 13th Amendment Banning Slavery

Nearly 150 years after the 13th amendment was ratified by three-fourths of the states, Mississippi has finally gotten around to officially banning slavery. Wow.

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Mississippi Learning

By Summer M. 8:21 am August 13, 2012 Late last week, the federal government asserted that a school district in Mississippi had been violating the constitutional rights of students by imprisoning them for “violations” as minor as “defiance.” From CNN: Officials in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, have operated “a school-to-prison pipeline” that violates the constitutional rights […]

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