For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined. The African-American actress, who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway, also spent her life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa.
If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.
The perfect pothole might not exist for many people -- but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape.
A former maintenance worker and bus driver has been awarded $100,000 in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Corinth School District.
Less than three years after pulling American forces out of Iraq, President Barack Obama is weighing a range of short-term military options, including airstrikes, to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency that has captured two Iraqi cities and threatened to press toward Baghdad.
Anthony Lamar Williams, of 1200 Louisville St., Apartment C1, has been charged with murder.
The Columbus City Council and Columbus Municipal School Board will meet at 6 p.m. on July 8. School board president Angela Verdell confirmed the meeting time on Tuesday.
An agreement between the city council and Triangle Maintenance to chip storm debris at the landfill should help preserve the landfill's lifespan by nine months to a year, city officials say.
The Starkville Police Department is investigating a daylight shooting at Louisville Street Apartments that killed 27-year-old Tyrell Deshon Gillespie, of 1447 Blair Road, Wednesday.
Wingstop is tentatively scheduled to open in Starkville on July 2.
The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.
Conservative insurgents rallied Wednesday to capitalize on the downfall of their party's House majority leader, whose loss to a tea party-backed challenger put the differences dividing Republicans back at the forefront of this year's midterm elections.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department is looking for an inmate who escaped Wednesday afternoon.
Personal economic filings for 2013 are unavailable on the Mississippi Ethics Commission's website for nine of 20 elected Oktibbeha County officials, a survey of the site showed Wednesday.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday that Mississippi's first election requiring photo identification reinforces his belief that the state no longer needs federal oversight to handle elections and redistricting.
Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran is getting a campaign finance boost from the top Senate Republican, while tea party challenger Chris McDaniel continues telling voters that Cochran is failing to fight President Barack Obama's policies.
A DeSoto County jury Wednesday found former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis guilty in an embezzlement case.
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