Flying Away From Love

Flying Away by Jason Pratt

For Cabot O’Callaghan and his long-distance lover, time together tastes bittersweet—and always flies too fast.

Why White Dudes Freak Out About White Privilege

White Dudes by Ron Cogswell

Meg Ainsworth was disowned for dating a black man, so she knows a thing or two about racism.

History Is the Beast That Will Not Die, Will Not Blink

History Is by aloyr

Keith Owens reminds us of the chilling truth that while some things have changed in the South, some things remain the same.

Dear Straight Couples: Just Get Married Already


What’s more important: straight couples vowing not to get married or straight couples working for marriage equality?

Southern Gay Men And Interracial Dating


There are a lot of things that are still pretty backwards in the South. Glenn Garner shows us the difficulty of not only being a gay man in the South, but one who may be interested in races other than his own.

The Duality of Being a Gay Christian


Being a gay Christian in Mississippi has meant a lot of soul-searching for Glenn Garner.

What The Election In Mississippi Means


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


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


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


“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


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

hot summer nights, boyhood summers, adolescence, teen memories, friends, summer fun, Mississippi, rural South, 100 words from men on love, men on love, hometown, homesickness, love of place

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.