Governor Tate Reeves Extends Shelter In Place Order

Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is extending his statewide stay-at-home order by one week. The order was set to expire Monday. “I have to ask you for one more week. One more week of vigilance. One more week of sheltering in place," Reeves said. "...We need one more week to break the back... Read More.

Coronavirus In Mississippi

Coronavirus cases in Mississippi New cases: 209 New deaths: 6 Total cases: 2,469 Total deaths: 82 First case reported: March 11 Number of counties with cases: 81 of 82. Issaquena is the only county that has not had any cases reported.
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State Health Officials Indicate Coronavirus Is Disproportionately Affecting Black Mississippians

"Early indications are, we're seeing similar (data) here in Mississippi that it is impacting the African American community at a little higher rate," said Jim Craig, senior deputy at the Mississippi Department of Health. A state health official told reporters Monday that Mississippi appears to be following a trend emerging in states across the nation:... Read More.
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Mike Espy Wins Nomination In Mississippi US Senate Race

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi on Tuesday, setting up a rematch with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, an outspoken ally of President Donald Trump. Espy told reporters Tuesday night that he is better prepared for this election. “We’re going to build the greatest coalition... Read More.
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Video Of Inhumane Conditions At Mississippi Prison Released

Team Roc, Roc Nation's philanthropic arm, has released disturbing video it says shows the inhumane conditions inside of Mississippi's state penetentiary at Parchman. The state’s Republican Gov. Tate Reeves ordered Parchman’s notorious Unit 29 closed after touring the prison last week and saying what he witnessed there was “infuriating.” “These videos and photos were shot by inmates... Read More.

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti Address Dangerous Conditions At Mississippi Prisons

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Roc Nation signee, Mario “Yo Gotti” Mims, used their platforms to amplify the troubling findings at Mississippi prisons, where a surge of violence left five male prisoners dead within the past two weeks. The suit filed on Tuesday names Pelicia Hall, the head of the Mississippi State Department of Corrections (MDOC) and... Read More.