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Mississippi Senate Passes Resolution to Remove Confederate Emblem From Flag

On Saturday, Mississippi’s state legislature passed a resolution that will begin to replace the Confederate emblem on the state’s flag. The resolution suspends the rules so that lawmakers can consider a bill that would change or remove the flag. The Mississippi House of Representatives passed the resolution 85-34. The Senate passed the resolution 36-14. The […]

Barber Dies From COVID-19 After Continuing to Cut Hair During Pandemic

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According to several confirmed reports, a Mississippi barber died from complications of the novel coronavirus after his family said that he continued to give haircuts despite the warnings by authorities for social distancing. Friends, family and the community of Brookhaven, Mississippi has been in utter shock at the sudden passing of 46 year Eugene Johnson, […]

WATCH: Big K.R.I.T. Shows Pride In His Hometown With “M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I.” Music Video

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Meridian-bred emcee Big K.R.I.T. came through hard this past summer with his fourth studio LP, K.R.I.T. IZ HERE, and he’s still pushing the project with a new music video for the album’s closing cut, “M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I.” View this post on Instagram Maybe I'm so southern I sometimes scare ignorant people's perception of independence. I'm from MISSISSIPPI! […]

Mississippi Mother Tails Armed Kidnapper Until Police Arrives

Mississippi Mother Tails Armed Kidnapper Until Police Arrives

A Mississippi lady watched an armed stranger kidnap her girl and followed him until the point when police arrived, experts said Monday. The victim’s mom called the cops and said Chad Edward Fuller had grabbed her little girl, Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie told WTOK-TV. The lady said Fuller, 30, pointed a firearm at her […]

Mississippi Boy Shoots Sister Over Video Game Controller

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Authorities in Mississippi say a 9-year-old boy has shot his 13-year-old sister in the head and wounded her after an argument over a video game controller. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told local news outlets that the girl wouldn’t give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it on Saturday. He says the […]

Obama’s Name To Replace Jefferson Davis’ On Mississippi School

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A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson, MS was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will […]

Hometown Hero Jerry Rice Honored with “Jerry Rice Day”

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Jerry Rice didn’t necessarily become one of football’s most beloved heroes for being the fastest or the strongest guy on the field 100 percent of the time, but for being one of the hardest working and most poignant wide receivers the game has ever known. Although born in Starkville, Mississippi, the legend grew up just thirty miles […]

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Anti-LGBT Legislation

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Late Thursday [June 30] a federal judge issued an injunction that served to block a Mississippi law supporting the denial of service to homosexual and transgender people by businesses and government employees based on religious grounds. It was US District Court Judge Carlton Reeves who issued a 60-page report on the Mississippi law, describing it, most […]

Mississippi Governor Declares April “Confederate Heritage Month”

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Though the confederacy lost the civil war and the nation making it illegal to fly the confederate flag publicly last year, some seem dead set on keeping the ethos of the confederation alive. Namely, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. According to the Jackson Free Press, Bryant has just named April to be Confederate Heritage Month. Two […]

David Banner Recruits Tito Lopez For “Black Fist”

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With his “The God Box” Album slated for release soon, David Banner Recruits fellow Mississippi native Tito Lopez for “Black Fist.” The duo trade bars in a way that make even the most proud lyricists blush. Whew! Give it a listen below. Banner!

America Says Goodbye To Blues Legend B.B. King

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legendary guitarist and blues singer B.B. King dies at the age of 89 in Las Vegas The entire music world is saddened by the passing of blues great B.B. King in his home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old. Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 in Berclair, Mississippi, King bought his […]

Korleon Releases “How I Came” From His DJ MLK Mixtape

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Miss. slang spitta releases the first single from his DJ MLK assisted project Made Men When you are from the South, there’s a certain way you go about things that sets you apart from all the others. Maybe its the Southern twang, maybe its the slow pace of life in the small town. Either way, […]

Two Mississippi Women To Be Sentenced in Death of African-American Man

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Two women in Mississippi are awaiting their fate after being involved in a brutal attack that resulted in the death of an innocent Black man. According to Black America Web, Sarah Adelia Graves and Shelbie Brooke Richards were in a group that constantly searched Jackson, Mississippi to find and assault African-Americans. One particular night, they found […]

Black Man Otis Byrd Found Hanging From Tree In Mississippi

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Mississippi police are investigating the suspicious death of a Black man found hanging in a tree yesterday The NAACP has confirmed that the man identified as Otis Byrd is the man that was found hanging from a tree in Clairborne County, Mississippi Thursday. Local authorities have yet to determine if Byrd was hung by another […]