All Topics

Tag Archives: Mississippi

News Flash

Mississippi legislators pass bill making it legal to discriminate against gays

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 conference report on the bill, advancing it to Gov. […]

Read the rest



News Flash

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

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 biology project, and suspended him for holding up […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Radical mayor Chokwe Lumumba dead at 66

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. He was 66. Before becoming involved in Jackson politics, Lumumba was a lawyer and human rights activist.

Read the rest



News Flash

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

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 vote to win the District 110 seat.

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Topics: , ,

Mississippi Turning?

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 of HIV treatment or prenatal care during her […]

Read the rest



Featured Article

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.

Read the rest



Featured Article

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.

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Mississippi Learning

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 of juveniles by incarcerating them for alleged school […]

Read the rest



zv7qrnb