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.
On Thursday, Mississippi breaks ground on the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. BET.com takes a look at some of the artifacts that will be placed in the cultural institutions.
The FBI says it has discussed autopsy results with the family of a black man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi. However, investigators are not saying when they will publicly release the information or whether they consider the death of 54-year-old Otis Byrd to be homicide or suicide.