Tag Archives: Racism

Ex-housing official, Ann Jefferson, loses appeal

May 1, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority and her 32-month prison sentence. The ruling was issued Thursday by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. » READ MORE about this story … […]

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UPDATE — Why is the history-depraved Smithville principal such a chicken?

October 2, 2013

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From a Clarion Ledger report, the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s 13 private schools won’t be going anywhere, at least not anytime soon. A proposal aimed at banning private schools from the association stalled Thursday morning, when members of the MHSAA Executive and Legislative Council failed to motion the proposal forward. “There was no discussion,” […]

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‘Colonel Reb’ title now ‘Mr. Ole Miss’

August 28, 2013

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OXFORD — When students at the University of Mississippi vote this fall on their favorite campus personalities, “Colonel Reb” won’t be on the ballot. Instead, students will pick from candidates for “Mr. Ole Miss,” a popularly elected male honor roughly equivalent to the female honor “Miss Ole Miss.” Fall personality elections are Sept. 24 Student […]

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Paula Deen scores legal win

August 13, 2013

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen has scored a legal win in her million-dollar lawsuit. ABC News’ Michael Rothman writes: A federal judge in Georgia today threw out the racial discrimination claims made against Paula Deen by Lisa Jackson in a suit that stated she was subjected to sexual harassment and racism while she worked at a […]

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What Links the Neo-Confederate Virginia Flaggers, Barack Obama & Race

August 8, 2013

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As the Virginia Flaggers loft their Confederate flag in opposition to the ‘tyranny’ of 2013, Jamelle Bouie of The Daily Beast argues that racial bias plays at least some part in Obama’s collapse in the South. » Read complete story here …

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office

April 29, 2013

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office MERIDIAN — Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate. Meridian police say they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic […]

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Song by Legendary Mavis Staples takes shots at Tea Party, ‘birthers’ at MEC annual meeting

April 12, 2012

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Mississippi blues singer Mavis Staples mixed her music and strong political opinions into a song that directed her disappointment at people “who disrespect our president” by saying he’s not from here. Then she talked about people who are mixing up the Kool Aid but it’s coming out tea. Whatever party they’re having, she has not […]

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