Saturday Mar 31st a group of teenagers wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee as tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Escorted by police cars, support vans, and a portable restroom, six middle... Read More.
After white nationalists marched with the Confederate battle flag last weekend amid violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, critics said the identical emblem should be removed from Mississippi’s flag. This is the second time in two years that the issue has been presented. So far, Mississippi has resisted. Mississippi is the last state with... Read More.
A Mississippi mother is taking legal action against her daughter’s school district after her child was forced to share her high school’s valedictorian title with a White student who earned a lower GPA, reports the New York Daily News. According to the outlet, 18-year-old Jasmine Shepherd, who is the first Black student in Cleveland High... Read More.
The Mississippi State Lady Bulldaogs defeated the Baylor Bears 94-85 Sunday to earn their place in the final four for the first time in the history of the program. Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points. William, a 5-foot-5 guard, was chosen Most Outstanding Player of the regional. She set a school record... Read More.
Due to a 32.7 million dollar budget cut initiated by Governor Phil Bryant, UMMC was forced to let go 195 employees and eliminate 85 unfilled positions. The job cuts were spread throughout UMMC, and a number of faculty members took pay reductions as well. “The people who lost their jobs are good,hardworking people... Read More.