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.
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Mississippi Felons Push Court To Restore Voting Rights

The man at the center of a Mississippi case aimed at restoring the voting rights of felons said Tuesday that he is fighting on behalf of everyone like him who “made a mistake in life.” Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments in a... Read More.

People Can Now Buy Lottery Tickets In Mississippi

People across Mississippi got into the scratch-off fever Monday as lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in the state. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. People often drove to neighboring states such as Louisiana to buy tickets... Read More.