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Nat King Cole attacked on stage in Birmingham.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Nat King Cole attacked on stage in Birmingham

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1956: African American singer Nat King Cole is attacked onstage by four white men while performing for an all-white audience in Birmingham, Alabama. From EJI Timeline White Men Attack Nat King Cole During Performance in Birmingham, Alabama On April 10, 1956, African American singer and pianist Nat King Cole was performing […]

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Dwan Brown

Notes from the last Quality of Life Commission Meeting

The following are notes from the April 4th Quality of Life Commission meeting regarding the alleged Corey Moore Sports Complex (and all else that is proposed to be included within). These are the exact notes that were sent to ClarksdaleNews by attendees at the meeting.  This time the Quality of Life Commission had a quorum […]

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City Hall, Clarksdale.

City Board Meeting Update: Chris Chicorelli honored

From WROX: At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board fire chief Rocky Nabors, the mayor and commissioners again recognized assistant chief Chris Chicorelli who is retiring after 40 years of service.  The board also took no action on the planning commission’s recommendation to grant a conditional use permit to the Memory Lane Banquet Hall […]

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Speedd bumps coming to Friars Point, Mississippi.

Speed bumps coming to Friars Point

From WROX: Speed bumps soon will be placed in the Friars Point.  Coahoma County Supervisor Pat Davis says speed bumps are relatively inexpensive to make and after Mayor James Washington decides where the speed bumps will go, the county road department will install them.  Also a $1.5 million grant from the state department of transportation […]

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Trump hugging American flag.

Hate crimes increasing in counties where Trump rallies

Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes There is suggestive evidence that Trump’s rhetoric matters. From THE WASHINGTON POST by Ayal Feinberg , Regina Branton and Valerie Martinez-Ebers During an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” a few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) lambasted President Trump […]

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Mosquito’s are out early, and they’re hungry!

From WROX: Mosquito season typically begins in late April but the rainy winter has brought them out early.  The mid-south got nearly 24 inches of rain in December, January and February; standing water breeds mosquitoes and mosquitoes can bring viruses like Zika and West Nile.   Property owners should be proactive and remove wet leaves that […]

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Boston flyer warning colored people not to talk with policemen.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Thomas Sims and the Fugitive Slave Act

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1851: Thomas Sims, who escaped slavery in Savannah, Georgia, is captured in Boston, and after a trial is ordered to return to enslavement. From EJI Timeline Thomas Sims Captured in Boston After Fleeing Enslavement In early 1851, Thomas Sims, an enslaved black man living in Savannah, Georgia, successfully escaped bondage and […]

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Clarksdale Crime Update.

CPD Update: weekend police report

From WROX: Between Friday and Sunday Clarksdale police investigated two cases of grand larceny, a residential burglary and an aggravated assault.  A GMC SUV was stolen from the 200 block of Boyd Street and a Jeep Grand Cherokee was taken from the 2400 block of Sixth Street.  An air conditioner was reported stolen from a […]

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