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This Day in Black History: Oct. 1, 1962
James Meredith became the first Black student to register at the University of Mississippi on Oct. ...


This Day in Black History: May 30, 1943
James Chaney, a civil rights activist whose murder by Ku Klux Klansman spurred national outcry, was...


Black Leaders in Mississippi Say Thad Cochran Should Now Return the Favor
Black leaders in Mississippi say Sen. Thad Cochran should repay the favor after African-Americans h...


Some Black Miss. Voters Cross Party Line for GOP Candidate
Some Black Democrats and independents in Mississippi are planning to vote for incumbent Republican ...


This Day in Black History: Sept. 16, 1925
On Sept. 16, 1925, legendary blues musician Riley “B.B.” King was born on a cotton plantation in It...


Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline Continues to Outrage
Federal civil rights attorneys are suing the city of Meridian, Mississippi, and others for operatin...


Mixtape Review: Big K.R.I.T., See Me On Top 4
Big K.R.I.T. comes correct on the beats and the mic with latest effort...


DJ Khaled Accused of Jacking Cover Art
Mississippi rapper Kolley says Khaled ripped off image for "They Don't Love You No More" single....


How Black Barbershops Are Improving Men’s Heart Health
Mississippi initiative aims at testing men for high blood pressure....


This Day in Black History: March 14, 1977
Voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer died on March 14, 1977, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi....


At Ole Miss, Black Students Remain Troubled by Recent Racist Incidents
Black students remain troubled by racist incidents at the University of Mississippi....


Scientists Say Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured
A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday...


Obesity Very High in 13 States, Mainly in The South
A national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the...


Mississippi Ranks Number One in Obesity
According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the folks w...


From Mississippi, Tales of Family Rejection and Government Neglect
HIV/AIDS advocates in Mississippi attended AIDS Action in Mississippi summit to express frustration...


Commentary: Mississippi Hate Crimes Send a Chilling Message
The recent spike in racially motivated attacks tells us that some people would rather resort to vio...


Deryl Dedmon Pleads Not Guilty in Mississippi Hate Crime
The teenager faces capital murder charges for allegedly running down James Craig Anderson, a Black ...


Mississippi Mayor Johnny DuPree Discusses Quest for the Governor’s Mansion
Despite being a long shot, Mayor Johnny DuPree says he is qualified to run the state of Mississippi...


Mississippi Gets Black Governor Nominee
Mississippi residents have the opportunity to elect the state’s first Black governor....


Ole Miss Riots Over Obama Win
After Tuesday’s election was called in favor of President Obama, a group of students at the Univers...

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