Mississippi

By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump. It’s been months since he first posted a selfie wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, so the surprise should be gone. And...
So while I was covering the "Make America Great Again" rally in Southaven Tuesday night, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer was a couple of hours further south in Greenville, campaigning for Democratic Senatorial candidate Mike Espy. And whle driving that...
Having covered President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Landers Center on Tuesday, I came away thinking of hockey: It's one thing to watch it on TV, and an entirely different thing to be in the building. Speaking to a...
By JEFF AMY, Associated Press A Mississippi judge declared a second mistrial Monday in the capital murder case of a man accused of setting a woman on fire, after jurors once again said they couldn't reach a verdict. Panola County Circuit Judge...
Having just celebrated my 49th birthday, any hoop dreams I had in my youth would be a nightmare these days — especially for my knees and ankles. But if you're young enough and think you still have enough game, you...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the...
By Kelley D. Evans, The Undefeated Yolett McPhee-McCuin set a goal in her mind. She wanted to become a Final Four coach. “And I meant it,” she said. “I gave myself 15 years … to get this thing done.” Her new role...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for...
By Jeff Amy JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025, but last year's results won't help - most gaps grew wider. Black and Hispanic students fell further behind their...
Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday that they will be skipping Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to...