I have sought assistance from the U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson to address the perpetual maternity crisis facing Black mothers and babies in his district since 2018, but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Thompson has served  as the Democratic representative for Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District since 1993 and was the only Mississippi congressman […]

Rep. Bennie Thompson knows all too well the dangers of a democracy denied. The longest serving African-American elected official in Mississippi, Thompson started his political career just four years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965 granted him access to his local government. Now 74, Thompson heads the House’s Jan. 6 committee investigating the insurrection […]

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS – Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two incumbent congressmen in Mississippi won party primaries Tuesday, and two others were facing challengers. If runoffs are needed, they will be June 28. Republican Rep. Trent Kelly defeated Mark D. Strauss in north Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District. Kelly won a 2015 special election […]

Thompson refused. “People I know fought and died in this country for me to have the right to represent them and for them to have the right to vote,” Thompson told CNN. “I’m not going to let any insurrectionist, rioter, crazy person come here and take this pin.” As a congressman from Mississippi, Thompson has […]

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