Mississippi

As many throughout the nation continue rise up to let their voices be heard against social injustices and the tyranny of abusive police-action, protestors in Desoto County, Mississippi were…

Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones (D), chairman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, received backlash from caucus members after defending controversial comments made by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.…

Have you seen 2-year-old Myra Lewis? The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the return of the Black toddler who has…

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12/18/13- Roland Martin talks with 22-year-old Tulane University senior Jeramey Anderson about balancing life as a college student and being the youngest elected official in…

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As we get ready for this weekend’s Whitman Walker Aids Walks, there is some good news in the fight against HIV.  Huffington Post is reporting that  Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting […]

Tying the knot should be a festive, happy time for all involved, but this certainly wasn’t the case for Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson (pictured). The Jackson, Miss., Baptist…

The Mississippi cross-dressing man charged with depraved-heart murder back in 2012, for administering illegal buttocks-enhancing injections that killed a Georgia woman, is now being charged…

Linda Fondren (pictured) is running for mayor of Vicksburg, a 50,000-plus-populated city in Mississippi. So what’s the big deal? The candidate recently acknowledged the fact…

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Roland Martin talks with Ken Sullivan about he and his colleague’s recent work that led to Mississippi officially ratifying the 13th Amendment.

The Thirteenth Amendment completed the abolition of slavery in the United States, which had begun with President Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. After Congress voted for the 13th Amendment in January 1864, the measure went to the states for ratification. On Dec. 6, 1865, the amendment received the three-fourths’ vote it needed when Georgia became the 27th state […]

JACKSON, Miss. — A predominantly white Mississippi church has apologized for its refusal to allow a black couple to marry in its sanctuary, though the…

Though it’s a longshot, the state of Mississippi has a chance today to elect its first Black governor in Johnny DuPree. DuPree is the first African American to win a major party nomination for governor in the Dixie state. He is also the mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Despite the historic nature of this race, DuPree […]