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B.B. King Laid to Rest in Mississippi
Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton pay tribute....


B.B. King Public Viewing to be Held in Las Vegas
Fans will be able to pay final respects this Friday, ahead of private burial in Mississippi....


Woman Given 8 Years in Slaying of Mississippi Black Man
Two young white women, part of a group who repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black...


FBI Says Family Given Autopsy Results in Mississippi Hanging
The FBI says it has discussed autopsy results with the family of a black man found hanging from a t...


Rick Ray Fired From Mississippi State
Head coach let go after Bulldogs finish season at 13-19....


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...


How Did Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Really Die?
Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes suspects foul play in the death of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumb...


Meet the Latest Viral Sensation: 'Like a Tornado, Girl!'
Mississippi citizen is the best eyewitness we've ever seen....


Roger Ebert's Widow Producing Film About Emmett Till
Movie will adapt 14-year-old victim's mother's autobiography....


Michael Ealy to Play Civil Rights Activist in New Film
Actor to portray Biloxi doctor who successfully sued Mississippi....


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...


University of Mississippi Crowns First Black Homecoming Queen
Courtney Roxanne Pearson is crowned homecoming queen 50 years after the university enrolled its fir...


Mississippi Failed to Spend Nearly $1 Billion on Katrina Relief
Despite millions of dollars in federal funds available to Mississippi for rebuilding after the 2005...


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


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....


Commentary: Why The “Cured” Baby Won’t Really Impact HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
News of a baby being cured of HIV is hopeful for babies and youth, but the treatment won't cure HIV...


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...


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


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

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