With no more cotton to pick, what will Amerika do with 40 million Black people?

by Phillip Jackson What will America do with 40 million Black Americans now that there is no more cotton to pick? Even in states like Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, Black people are no longer involved in the planting, growing or harvesting of cotton. Nowadays these tasks are performed by White and Latino men and women. […]

Carla Hughes Was Framed In the State Of Mississippi

  Carla Hughes is a former public school teacher with a Master’s degree in education. Carla was framed, tried and convicted of capital murder in the death of Avis Banks and her unborn child. Carla is a victim of Dr. Steven Hayne’s testimony. Dr. Hayne was the subject of “The Innocence Project’s Formal Records Request […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The Blues are born from the Afrikan Amerikan culture Paramount Stars, 1925 Date: Tue, 1890-01-14 On this date we focus on Blues music in America. Technically, as a musical style the Blues are characterized by expressive pitch inflections (blue notes), a three-line textual stanza, and a 12-measure form. Typically the first two and a half […]

Amy Buckley in Mississippi prison: I will not give up until I receive the medical care I deserve

by Amy Buckley On July 18, 2014, I was told to pack and was transferred to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Miss. Since I was not informed as to why I was being transferred, I have surmised that it was for medical purposes because I had abnormal results on some recent lab work. I […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Race riot in Mississippi Date: Wed, 1875-09-01 *On this date in 1875, White Democrats attacked Republicans at Yazoo City, Mississippi. The riot happened because of the pressure on White supremacy in the aftermath of the Civil War. Southern defeat and Reconstruction gave Blacks more freedom and nearly all Whites resented the change. The result of […]

Rep. John Lewis on the time he was sent to prison for using a ‘white’ restroom

by Dara Lin On July 7th, 1961, John Lewis was released from Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi after 37 days in prison on a charge of “disorderly conduct” — that is, refusing to follow segregation law. Lewis was a civil-rights leader with the Southern Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and he and other activists (black and white) spent […]

Republic of New Africa

Nicholas D. Kimble (Tougaloo ’04) Many of the activists who worked in the Freedom Movement in Mississippi became founders and participants in the Black Power movement, with Stockley Carmichael (of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) giving the new movement its name during the Meredith Mississippi Freedom March in the summer of 1966. (#39, #52) At […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The “Mississippi Plan” begins Date: Tue, 1890-08-12 *On this date in 1890, The Mississippi Constitutional Convention began systematic exclusion of Blacks from the politics of South. The Mississippi Plan (Literacy and “understanding tests”) lasted until November 1st of that year and was later adopted with embellishments by other states: South Carolina (1895), Louisiana (1898), North […]

Today In Black History (our story)

  Alcorn State University founded Date: Sat, 1871-05-13 On this date we mark the founding of Alcorn State University in 1871. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America. Alcorn State University is a public coeducational institution of higher learning in Lorman, MS. It is a land-grant university consisting […]

After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi’z Capital Wrestlez With Hiz Economic Vision

  Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson’s extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development. by Laura Flanders The Caravan to Washington, which took place in 1992, is part of Mississippi’s legacy of […]