Tag Archives: Mississippi

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Mississippi Could be the Next Silicon Valley

Could a state in the Deep South become the next Silicon Valley?

“… the state is ideal for creating innovation centers for drone manufacturing and also for…

By Samara Lynn

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All N One Security CEO Secures Young Scholars’ Future

Provides scholarships and mentoring to college students

Parker’s parents were sharecroppers in rural Mississippi. Her mother was illiterate. There were nine…

By Robin White Goode

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14 Economic Facts Impacting Our Kids’ Education

More schooling equals greater economic security

The Hamilton Project has released 14 economic facts about education in America, including student poverty,…

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Why Do Boys in Areas of Income Inequality Drop Out More?

Is it economic despair?

Low income students in states of higher inequality are more likely to drop out of…

By Robin White Goode

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Three States Make MLK Day a Joint Holiday with Leader of the Confederate Army

States remind residents about joint holiday with signs posted on government buildings

Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi make Martin Luther King, Jr. day a joint holiday with Confederate…

By Courtney Connley

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Last Minute: Mississippi Man’s Execution Postponed

Justice Department offers to help state officials test for additional DNA evidence

What saved Manning’s life?

By Aaron Morrison

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Body of Slain Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Beaten and Burned

Openly gay politician was dragged and beaten, according to authorities.

Lawrence Reed, 22, was charged with murder without bond in McMillian’s death.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Mississippi Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead, Man Taken Into Custody

Marco McMillian's body found 15 miles from hometown.

A man identified as the driver of McMillian’s vehicle was taken into custody.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Mississippi Becomes Last State to Ratify 13th Amendment

The state of Mississippi finally ratifies the 13th Amendment after an oversight.

One hundred and forty eight years after the 13th Amendment was passed, the state of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Racist Mississippi Church Prevents Black Couple’s Wedding

Pastor says small group of congregants were against black couple's marriage there.

Pastor says small group of congregants were against black couple’s marriage there.

By Black Enterprise

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Hearing Set In Lesbian Teen’s Suit To Force Prom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — School officials in a rural Mississippi county told a lesbian student…

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Fifteen Contenders Vying for Mississippi Mayoral Seat

Jackson candidates shift blame on dilapidated streets, houses

As the poorest state capital in the country, Jackson, Mississippi is rich in mayoral candidates…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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