At a family gathering last week, someone suggested we take a group picture. It was a momentous occasion; there were a lot of us there; and everyone thought it a good idea. But the light was fading. Anyone have a camera?
Video imagery doesn't get much worse than a white police officer throwing an African American girl in a bikini to the ground, kneeling on her back as she cries and drawing his gun on other teenagers. What in God's name is wrong with our cops?
Half a century ago this summer, the Voting Rights Act was passed, propelled by Bloody Sunday at Selma Bridge. The previous summer, the Civil Rights Act became law on July 2. We are in the 7th year of the presidency of a black American who has named the first two black U.S. attorneys general.
Today, Linda Winston has an award that recognizes her as Teacher of the Year for the MAACE (Mississippi Association of Adult and Community Educators).
Not another Bush v. Clinton campaign, you hear from Republicans who aren't for Jeb Bush anyway.
Not too long ago if you looked at a Starkville Board meeting electronic packet you would be able to tell which alderman of the seven had asked for any particular item to be placed on the agenda.
Ever since FDR and the New Deal, there has been a robust debate over what to do about the nation's poor.
According to legend, it happened because he didn't want to leave the gaming table. Maybe he was riding a hot streak.
Monday's regular meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees deteriorated into a three-hour spectacle of petty bickering, icy exchanges and dogged devotion to personal agendas.
Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at the top of the world -- the sole superpower.
On Monday, Lewis Whitfield of the CREATE Foundation spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club about the challenges facing our region.
Last year Mississippi lawmakers insisted it was essential to start drug-testing welfare applicants.
I was sitting on the porch and staring at the cat in my lap when the phone rang.
The sequester - you do remember the controversial budget sequester - has Republican deficit hawks and military hawks squabbling.
The competent Loretta Lynch can no doubt handle the job of cleansing professional soccer of widespread corruption. But why is that the U.S. attorney general's job?
On a recent gray, rainy afternoon a friend and I were in a trailer on a gravel road in one of the small towns scattered across southern Lowndes County. The woman who owns the trailer is related to a musician I photographed years ago. She greeted us warmly and invited us in.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I try to love Nashville because of its country-music heritage. Whenever I visit that city, I listen to WSM on the drive up to get my mind right, and I wear a plaid shirt that snaps and old blue jeans. It's a matter of reverence. Nashville ought to be different, somehow.
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