What The Election In Mississippi Means

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Thad Cochran’s victory in the Republican primary yesterday has some big implications for the landscape of American politics.

Hope in What Work We Do

Even an empty classroom holds hope.

Michael Copperman talks about the hope and rewards that come from teaching at-risk students.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Hiram Rhodes Revels

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There have only been nine black U.S. Senators in American history. Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Fannie Lou Hamer

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Fannie Lou Hamer might be most famous for saying “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”, but she should be remembered as the woman that saved the Democrat Party.

Even After Repeal of DOMA, Some States Refuse to Provide Military Benefits to Same Sex Couples

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Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, have refused to grant benefits to same-sex couples that are members of their National Guards

Brat’s Last Things

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“This was two months before he left his family. Arthur can’t tell you exactly what he did on that birthday, only that it left a taste of fatty pizza and cheap plastic in his mouth, that it involved a giant singing rodent, and that it was important to him.” Weekend Fiction By Delaney Nolan

Mississippi Is Enough

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Robert Reece quit looking for his roots in distant lands that have not affected him so deeply as the history, culture, and people of Mississippi.

Mississippi Supreme Court Denies Death Row Inmate DNA Testing of Evidence

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According to Andrew Cohen of the Atlantic, “the specters of racial bias, a faulty confession and untested scientific evidence have haunted this case.”

100 Words on Love: Miss Leland

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The best times were always the summers.

Bring on One and Done

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Liam Day explains why the “one-and-done format” in the NCAA Tournament is the most exciting way for it to be done.

FBI Opens Over 100 Civil Rights Era Cold Cases

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Many had high hopes, but after nearly 8 years there are still very few answers.

Superdome Blackout Caused by “Abnormality in the System”

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Superdome spokesman Eric Eagan said, “We sincerely apologize for the incident.”

Mississippi Teen Charged With Murder But Not Hate Crime in Hit-and-Run Death

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The victim’s son says, “They ran him over because he was black.”

A Perfect Test

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A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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Letter to J., Who I Used to Mentor

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Michael Copperman finds that the right moment to mentor usually comes on the way to somewhere else.

Poll: Are We Losing Our Goodness?

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Nicole Johnson wonders if the excess of excessive disturbing headlines lately means that humans are losing their goodness.