Jackson activist Maisie Brown says city still needs clean water

Maisie Brown, a junior at Jackson State University, works with the IDEA Institute for Democratic Education in America, 601 for Period Equity and the ACLU of Mississippi. When national news shines on Mississippi, the young activist has become a go-to voice for the Deep South state. Recently, she discussed the clean water crisis in Jackson, […]

Ex-NFL QB Brett Favre considered prison labor to build volleyball facility

Court documents released show that former NFL star Brett Favre allegedly sank to new lows in the Mississippi welfare scandal when he suggested that a free workforce be used to build a volleyball facility at his daughter’s school. Favre, who won an NFL title and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, introduced […]

Don’t let Ime Udoka distract you from Brett Favre stealing from Mississippi

Before Ye went on “Good Morning America” and admitted Sway had the answers in 2013, the biggest news in American pop culture on Sept. 22 was Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka facing a team suspension for reportedly having an inappropriate relationship with a staff employee. The news of Udoka, who has been in a […]

President Biden calls Jackson water crisis an emergency; Deion Sanders reacts

President Joe Biden has officially declared the clean water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, an emergency. With the emergency declaration, the Biden administration ordered federal assistance to help the state in relieving those effected. Jackson has run out of clean water after recent heavy rainfall that has led to flooding, which on top of the pre-existing […]

Rick Ross fined for multiple violations at his Wingstop restaurants

Rick Ross has multiple business ventures, and one that has grown especially popular is Wingstop. Unfortunately, the recent news about the restaurant will not leave you hungry for more. In a report from XXL on Aug. 16, multiple Wingstop locations in Mississippi run by Ross and his family have been fined by the Department of […]

‘P-Valley’ finale causes social media inferno

“P-Valley” is trending via Twitter and the show’s audience is in a spiral after last night’s season finale, especially since a particular character will not be returning. Here’s what we know. During the season finale, the relationship between Lil Murda and Uncle Clifford starts to get intense. Lil Murda is supposed to be going on […]

Rae Sremmurd tells fans what to expect from ‘Sremmlife 4’

Life made a 360-degree turn for Mississippi rap duo Rae Sremmurd over the past eight years. With the explosive debut of Sremmlife in 2015, featuring singles like “No Flex Zone,” “No Type” and “Throw Sum Mo,” brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi solidified their place in rap history. The duo returned with the “Black Beatles” […]

Actors Shannon Thornton and J. Alphonse Nicholson glow up season 2 of P-Valley

Actor Shannon Thornton, who plays the character Mississippi in the hit series “P-Valley,” and J. Alphonse Nicholson (Lil Murda) will take viewers on a winding journey with their storylines in season 2. As the glow up continues so does the drama. Both share how surprised they were with the overwhelming support and love they received […]

Dog cage practices could put Mississippi couple behind bars

A couple in Mississippi was charged with child abuse after being accused of locking their grandchildren in a dog cage. On March 8, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about children being put in a cage for punishment. According to the report, a student told their school counselor that one of the abused children said […]

Nissan to bring nearly 2,000 jobs to Mississippi plant

Nissan has upgraded its services once again. On Feb. 17, the auto manufacturer announced its Canton, Mississippi, plant will build two all-new, all-electric cars. Nissan is investing $500 million to make the vision a reality and will start building the new models in 2025. The transformation “supports retraining and upskilling nearly 2,000 jobs” to the […]

Mississippi teenager reportedly walks out of school and jumps off bridge

Jackson, Mississippi, is mourning the loss of one of its young angels. On Feb. 16, 2022, a 15-year-old sophomore at Murrah High School reportedly walked out of school and onto an interstate bridge. There was a social media video circulating of a bystander yelling at her not to jump, as cars continue to pass her […]

Mississippi finally removes Confederate symbol from state flag after 126 years

Mississippi finally changed its state flag, which has served as a symbol of hate for more than a century. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill that will enforce the removal of the Confederate battle flag from its design, according to WJCL. The Confederate battle emblem was added by Mississippi in […]

Black star athlete refuses to play until Mississippi state flag changed

Kylin Hill stands as one of the top running backs in the NCAA. The Mississippi State University standout scored 10 touchdowns last season and is projected to be a first-round NFL draft pick in 2021. However, Hill believes it’s time for Mississippi to make a change. In a move that could cause a huge financial […]

White judge gives Black man 12 years in prison for having cellphone in jail

A Black man who was initially charged with a misdemeanor was sentenced to 12 years behind bars for having a cellphone in jail. The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Willie Nash’s 12-year sentence for having contraband while at Newton County Jail in Newton County, Mississippi, according to the Washington Post. While being processed for a misdemeanor […]

White man in Mississippi jailed for burning a cross in a Black neighborhood

A White man will spend the next eleven years of his life behind bars for terrorizing Black people in Mississippi. Louie Revette, of Collins, Mississippi was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to burning a cross in a Black neighborhood, according to the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. Revette and another White man, Graham Williamson, drove to a predominately […]

Mississippi sheriff denies beatdown despite grotesque photo evidence

A Black Mississippi man was pummeled to a bloody pulp by white Mississippi law enforcement officers during a traffic stop in July, the man’s attorney claims. David Logan, 28, was so badly beaten that he had to be treated at two hospitals to repair a broken bone over his eye from being repeatedly bashed in […]

Track star Diandrenique Gaines overcomes health hurdles to break records

Diandrenique Gaines is a 16-year-old track star who has scaled many hurdles throughout her life. In August 2015, her lungs almost collapsed, putting her into respiratory distress. She was hospitalized and remained in the intensive care unit for days on a breathing machine. She feared that her career as a track star was over and, […]

White woman faces charges after pulling gun on Black couple at a lake

A White woman who pulled a gun on a Black couple could face criminal charges. On May 26, 2019, Ruby Howell approached Franklin and Jessica Richardson while they were attempting to enjoy a picnic at Oktibbeha County Lake. Howell, an employee at Kampgrounds of America Inc., pulled out a gun and threatened the couple while […]

Class valedictorian Khadeeja Franklin makes history at Vancleave High

In a graduating class where less than 10 percent of students are black – Khadeeja Franklin is the pupil on top. Franklin made history on May 14 when she graduated from Vancleave High School as class valedictorian, but she’s the second-ever black student to hold that title at the top performing public school located in […]

Woman fired after she pulls a gun on Black couple on vacation (video)

A simple visit to a lake in Starkville, Mississippi, resulted in terror for a Black couple during the Memorial Day weekend. Jessica Richardson posted to Facebook her encounter with a gun-toting White woman, upset that the couple was on the lake.  Fortunately, violence did not ensue, but Richardson was upset that the unidentified woman thought […]