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Josh T. Pinkard lost in Aurora, Illinois shooting.

MSU alum remembered in Illinois shooting

From DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL Mississippi State University is mourning the loss of alumnus Josh T. Pinkard, who was killed last Friday, Feb. 15, in the Aurora, Illinois, shooting. A 2005 cum laude industrial engineering graduate of MSU’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, Pinkard also was a member of the university’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls […]

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Coahoma County election update.

Travis Haggan enters August Democrat primary for County Supervisor

From WROX: Two Coahoma County supervisors will face challengers in the August Democratic primary election.  Travis Haggan has filed to run against incumbent District 3 supervisor Darrell Washington, and Roosevelt Lee Jr. has filed to run for the District 5 seat now held by Will Young.  Shirley Fair and Mary Frances Dear-Moton had previously filed […]

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Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott indictments, 1956.

2 Day in Civil Rights: 85 indicted for Montgomery bus boycott

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1956: Grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 85 bus boycott leaders and charges them with violating a statue that barred boycotts without just cause. From EJI Timeline African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, began boycotting city buses in December 1955 to protest the poor treatment black passengers received on the segregated vehicles. […]

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Confederate groups to stage rally in Oxford, MS this Saturday,

Pro-confederate groups to rally this Saturday in Oxford

Pro-Confederate groups, fed up with ‘political correctness BS,’ to rally at Ole Miss From THE CLARION LEDGER by Justin Vicory Two pro-Confederate groups will march at Ole Miss on Saturday to show support for Confederate monuments and oppose the university’s decision to get rid of its controversial former mascot, Colonel Reb. Confederate 901 and the Hiwaymen are behind […]

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The Rock and Blues Museum.

Theo’s Rock and Blues Museum to close before Juke Joint Fest

From WROX: Clarksdale’s Rock and Blues Museum will close before this year’s Juke Joint Festival and owner Theo Dasbach hopes to sell the building and its contents to someone who will keep it going.  Dasbach has wanted to sell the museum for several years but has only received offers for pieces of memorabilia and not […]

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Donald Green, Mississippi Delta Council for For Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc.

Don Green heads up $901,000 grant for GED vocational job training

Delta-based programs get $2.7 million to help youths get GED, vocational job training “It starts with allowing individuals to get another chance” Donald Green From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright CLARKSDALE – Three organizations in the Mississippi Delta that focus on economic development and job training will get about $2.7 million from the U.S. Department […]

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Mississippi bill about to become revenge porn law.

Revenge porn bill close to becoming Mississippi Law

From DELTA DAILY NEWS by Ben Caxton JACKSON, MS — Revenge Porn could soon become a recognized crime in Mississippi. A bill to set penalties for anyone who shares or publishes “intimate visual material,” such as nude photos, that were created with the intention of being private, heads to the house this week for consideration […]

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Black bear joins Mississippi Delta hunters in deer stand.

Bear joins Delta hunters in their deer stand

A bear joined two hunters in a Mississippi deer stand. They had just eaten honeybuns. From THE CLARION LEDGER by Brian Broom You never know what you’ll see while deer hunting, but this unexpected encounter may be a first in Mississippi. Cleveland resident Jordan Coopwood and friend Andrew Smith, of Merigold, were in a ladder stand that […]

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Japanese internment, 1942.

2 Day in Civil Rights: FDR signs Japanese internment order

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1942: President Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order leading to forced internment of 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry living in the western U.S. From EJI Timeline During the early twentieth century, prejudice against Japanese Americans was rampant in the United States. After Japanese military forces bombed American forces at […]

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