The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white southern college.
A monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must not be installed among the sculpted figures of Confederate leaders at Georgia's Stone Mountain, a group of civil rights leaders told the state's governor Wednesday.
Some Black Democrats and independents in Mississippi are planning to vote for incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in the upcoming general elections to block tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel from the available seat.
The BET College Tour remains the largest event of its kind targeting historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Tour is a key component of the BET brand and represents our continuous efforts to highlight and support HBCUs by providing relevant, engaging and meaningful outreach to minority students.
After Tuesday’s election was called in favor of President Obama, a group of students at the University of Mississippi gathered in protest of the president’s victory, shouting racist chants and setting fire to Obama campaign paraphernalia.