Monday, September 28, 2020
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Mississippi

By JEFF AMY and ROGELIO V. SOLIS, Associated Press MORTON, Miss. (AP) — Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants. A store...
A mayor in Mississippi wants to get rid of dope and gangbangers so much that he’s willing to pay for it. Clarksdale mayor, Chuck Espy is offering gang members, drug dealers and “wannabe criminals” money to leave the area in...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An outspoken civil rights activist who was born to sharecroppers in the segregated American South and rose to become the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in...
Luberta Elliott Smith, the widow of the first African American elected mayor of Holly Springs, Miss., and a long-serving teacher in the Marshall County Schools system, passed on Monday at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. She was 84. The...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — African American residents who sued Mississippi say they are accepting legislators' plan to redraw two state Senate districts in a way that could increase black representation at the state Capitol. A...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday adopted a plan to increase the black voting age population in one of its districts, bidding to satisfy a federal court order in a gerrymandering...
Award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland, who authored the official companion novel to the Academy Award-winning movie blockbuster “Black Panther,” was among those getting nods at the Nominees Luncheon for the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon held in...
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis will become superintendent of the Mississippi River District in the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning March 1. Davis follows the Rev. Kevin Conrad who will become senior pastor of Cookeville First UMC...
Thirty years ago this year, in 1989, my father, Eddie Lee Smith Jr., made history as the first African American elected mayor of my hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. It was a pretty big deal at the time, though when...
The dispute between the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) and Stine Seed Company has been routed to mediation and that’s a huge win for the farmers, according to BFAA President Thomas Burrell. Burrell and the BFFA charge Stine with...
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