Class valedictorian Khadeeja Franklin makes history at Vancleave High

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)

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 […]

White cop charged with murder after his Black mistress found dead

White cop charged with murder after his Black mistress found dead

When the bloody body of Dominique Clayton, 32, was found in her bed by her 8-year-old son on Sunday, May 19, 2019, it was a shock. Clayton, the mother of four children, was shot in the back of the head and everyone wondered who could do such a thing to a person loved by so […]

Republican lawmaker allegedly punched wife who undressed too slowly before sex

Republican lawmaker allegedly punched wife who undressed too slowly before sex

A Republican lawmaker allegedly abused his wife over sex. Mississippi state Rep. Doug McLeod was arrested following an altercation at his Lucedale, Mississippi, home on May 18. According to the Associated Press, McLeod was at his home with his wife and the two were about to have sex. At some point, McLeod questioned his wife […]

How 5 Black strippers became millionaires after facing discrimination

How 5 Black strippers became millionaires after facing discrimination

A group of five Black strippers became millionaires after facing discrimination. The incidents of discrimination occurred at a Mississippi strip club, according to The Associated Press. The Black strippers worked at Danny’s Downtown Cabaret and endured harassment from the managers who called them racial slurs. The managers also limited Black strippers from working during prime earning hours, which […]

Parents asked for $20k in donations after allegedly killing toddler

Parents asked for $20k in donations after allegedly killing toddler

Days before turning themselves in to authorities, a couple from Claiborne County, Mississippi created a GoFundMe account and asked for $20K. Morris Bevily IV and TKia Bevily were charged in the murder of their 14-month child. Morris was the child’s biological father and TKia was the child’s stepmother. On Oct 22, 2014, 14-month-old Jurayah Smith […]

Big K.R.I.T. discusses health, hip-hop and the power to ‘pick yourself up’

Big K.R.I.T. discusses health, hip-hop and the power to 'pick yourself up'

On Dec. 6, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T.  joined Shanti Das, mental health advocate for Silence the Shame, for a discussion during the “Music, Mindset, and Motivation” event. Held at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta, the two focused on mental health and addiction, issues that they have both struggled with in the past. Prior to the […]

5 things to know about the Republican who wants to bring back public hangings

5 things to know about the Republican who wants to bring back public hangings

Mississippi lawmaker Sen. Charles Younger  continues to catch flack over his statement about public hangings. But Younger has a record of voting for bills that are considerably extreme. Here are the five things to know about Younger. Younger wants to bring back public hangings as a deterrent to crime  According to Mississippi Today, Sen. Charles Younger […]

Republican senator in Mississippi wants to bring back public hangings

Republican senator in Mississippi wants to bring back public hangings

One week after a video emerged of Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defending lynching, another White Republican has come forward with a defense for lynching. According to Mississippi Today, Sen. Charles Younger shared his thoughts on lynching after a rally for Hyde-Smith. Younger argued with the publication that public hangings could be a crime deterrent. “Public […]

Mississippi senator plays victim after saying she would attend public hanging

Mississippi senator plays victim after saying she would attend public hanging

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is playing the role of victim after making a racist comment. Hyde-Smith was captured speaking on video telling one of her supporters, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” The video eventually went viral and revealed the insensitive nature of Hyde-Smith, who is an avid […]

Mississippi gov. supports White senator who said she’d attend a ‘hanging’

Mississippi gov. supports White senator who said she'd attend a 'hanging'

As she plows forward in the Mississippi Senate special election runoff against a Black man, Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith remains under fire for joking that she’d attend “a public hanging” if invited during the week leading up to Election Day. In a video posted by the publisher of the Bayou Brief, Hyde-Smith was laughing it […]

Update: Autopsy results for toddler killed by grandmother are unsettling

Update: Autopsy results for toddler killed by grandmother are unsettling

Rolling out reported on the tragic and gruesome death of a Royalty Marie Floyd, 2, allegedly at the hands of her grandmother, Carolyn Jones, 48. Jones was babysitting her granddaughter at her home in Shaw, Mississippi. A relative came home and noticed something was terribly wrong in the house and discovered Royalty stuffed in a hot oven. […]

Mississippi grandmother arrested after toddler found baked in oven

Mississippi grandmother arrested after toddler found baked in oven

The small community of Shaw, Mississippi, is in a state of shock after police were called to a home to investigate the death of a toddler. Carolyn Jones, 48, had been taking care of her 20-month-old granddaughter Royalty Marie Floyd.  When a family member returned home, they noticed the oven was on and something was terribly […]

Tragedy as Mississippi man in wheelchair shoots 3 generations of his family

Tragedy as Mississippi man in wheelchair shoots 3 generations of his family

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, is reeling after a triple murder over the weekend. Police received a 911 call about someone being held against their will at a home. When they arrived, they were confronted by Maurice Forte, 22, who was in a wheelchair, and told them that he shot somebody. Upon entering the home […]

Big K.R.I.T. pays homage to the roots of Southern hip-hop at ONE Musicfest

Big K.R.I.T. pays homage to the roots of Southern hip-hop at ONE Musicfest

Big K.R.I.T. performed at ONE Musicfest in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo credit: Norman Johnson for Steed Media)Artists like OutKast, UGK, Eightball & MJG, and Goodie Mob all used spirituality and soul music to create the foundation for Southern hip-hop. Big K.R.I.T. captures the essence of that era with his music. It was early Saturday evening when […]

Injustice as family of 13-year-old in Mississippi forced to pay $100K bond

Injustice as family of 13-year-old in Mississippi forced to pay $100K bond

In September 2017, Isaiah Davion Frazier, 13, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, made a decision that will affect him the rest of his life. He was with two other boys his age when they confronted a White child named Blake Hagood outside a bowling alley. Isaiah is accused of brandishing a gun, which could have been fake, […]

Hero Mississippi boy calls 911 to save Christmas from notorious thief

Hero Mississippi boy calls 911 to save Christmas from notorious thief

A 911 call made by Tylon Pittman, 5, caused members of the Bryam, Mississippi, police department to rush to his home to deal with a threat. Tylon is really into the whole spirit of the Christmas season and realized that someone was trying to steal presents and he had to warn the police. According to Officer […]

5 HIV snapshots of major cities on World AIDS Day

5 HIV snapshots of major cities on World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day and a time to become educated and aware of the prevalence of the disease. The non-profit AIDSVu posted these interesting snapshots of  HIV/AIDS in major US cities; here are five: New York  Prevalence Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 108,648 72 percent of people living with diagnosed […]

Big K.R.I.T.’s new single ‘Aux Cord’ is dedicated to old-school music lovers

Big K.R.I.T.'s new single 'Aux Cord' is dedicated to old-school music lovers

Mississippi’s proud son Big K.R.I.T. is one of the most talented musicians-producers in the game today. With genre-pushing mixtapes (2013’s King Remembered In Time, 2015’s It’s Better This Way), albums (2012’s, Live from the Underground, 2014’s Cadillactica), and a new album, 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time, on everyone’s playlist, this newly independent artist is […]