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Black Backer of Confederate Flag Was Anomaly in Mississippi
Anthony Hervey died Sunday in Oxford....


Civil Rights Groups: Prevent King Monument at Stone Mountain
A monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. must not be installed among the sculpted figures of C...


Noose Tied on Ole Miss Integration Statue
The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Miss...


NAACP’s New Leader Says He Is 'Humbled' by Selection
Cornell William Brooks says he looks forward to leading the nation’s oldest civil rights organizati...


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 College Disciplines Students Who Yelled Racist Chant During Basketball Game
Five students at the University of Southern Mississippi are kicked off the pep band for their taunt...


Myrlie Evers-Williams Named Scholar-in-Residence at Alcorn State University
Widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers to take up new duties at the historically Black college i...


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


Geraldine Hines Becomes First Black Woman on Massachusetts High Court
Gov. Deval Patrick's nomination of the 66-year-old to the state's highest court was unanimously app...


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


Sorority Sisters Placed on Probation for Dressing in Blackface
When will people learn that blackface isn't funny, humorous or clever?...


Alcorn State University Blazes Path for HBCUs
Leaders at the university make an ambitious overhaul in operations to attract more students and rai...


Family of Killed Mayoral Candidate in Mississippi Seeks Answers
The family of Marco McMillian, considered the first openly gay candidate for office in Mississippi,...


Miss. Unveils Marker for 1963 Civil Rights Sit-In
Mississippi unveiled a historical marker to commemorate sit-ins at a whites-only lunch counter in d...


BET College Tour 2014 Schedule
Class is back in session as the BET College Tour returns! Check out the tour dates right here....


Rick Santorum Sweeps the Deep South
Rick Santorum won primary contests in Alabama and Mississippi, but Mitt Romney is still winning the...


Supreme Court Voting Rights Review Creates Concern
Black elected officials and others express concern about the Supreme Court's decision to review par...


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...


Commentary: Blacks Lose Political Power in the South
A new study finds that with Republicans in the saddle, Black Southern Democrats have lost power. Is...


A Census First: Black Voter Turnout Passes Whites
Black voters turned out in historic numbers in 2012, giving President Obama the edge....

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