JACKSON, Miss. — Activists in Mississippi’s majority-Black capital city are trying to join a federal lawsuit against the city for violating standards for clean drinking water, even as they say the Black judge presiding over the case is stirring racial division. The activists from the Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign and People’s Advocacy Institute filed court […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday struck down part of a state law that would have authorized some circuit court judges to be appointed rather than elected in the capital city of Jackson and the surrounding county, which are both majority-Black. Critics said the law was an effort by the majority-white […]

A 36-year-old Mississippi-based magician and illusionist has been nominated to enter Nevada’s “black book”, which bans people for life from all state casinos. Shaun Joseph Benward was nominated by Michael Somps, Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Gaming Division of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, to join the infamous List of Excluded Persons. In a presentation […]

CNN Carlos Moore, left, and his client D’monterrio Gibson CNN  —  A Black FedEx driver who said he was shot at and chased by two White men while delivering packages in Mississippi last year has been fired from his job, his attorney told CNN. D’Monterrio Gibson, 25, was . . .

Two federal criminal informations were unsealed today charging six former Mississippi law enforcement officers with a total of 16 felonies stemming from the torture and physical abuse of three Rankin County residents in two separate unrelated incidents. Those 16 felonies include civil rights conspiracy, deprivation of rights under color of law, discharge of a firearm […]

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — Citing errors by police, a Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of two white men accused of chasing and shooting at a Black FedEx driver who was making a delivery. Brandon Case and his father, Gregory Case, are charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting into the vehicle […]

A trial is set to begin for two white men in Mississippi who are accused of chasing and shooting at a Black FedEx driver who had dropped off a package at a home By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press August 15, 2023, 11:15 AM ET • 2 min read JACKSON, Miss. — A trial is […]

BRANDON, Miss. — Six white former Mississippi law officers pleaded guilty on Monday to state charges for torturing two Black men in a racist assault. All six had recently admitted their guilt in a connected federal civil rights case. In the gruesome crimes committed by men tasked with enforcing the law, federal prosecutors saw echoes […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 14, 2023) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $1.2 million in grants to improve, restore, and expand important forest and wetland habitats in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. The grants will generate $1.2 million in matching contributions from grantees for a total conservation impact of $2.4 million. The […]

Rogelio V. Solis/AP/FILE Activists march towards the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office in Brandon, Mississippi, on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, after five former deputies and one former Richland police officer were accused of assaulting two Black men. CNN  —  Six former

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