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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Jay Morrison and Ernestine Johnson have been making waves. As they approach the last leg of their 25-city tour, the Atlanta-based couple is demonstrating against discrimination and taking over street corners offering unprecedented teachable moments and master classes, literally. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, they will embark on Washington, D.C. and host their #CornerClass finale at…

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A viral video is causing a stir on social media. The video shows an officer in Columbus, Mississippi, racially profile and harass a Black driver for speeding. The 13-minute video shows the officer questioning the driver about where he works, his destination and comments about his personal life. The officer then threatens to have the driver…

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Easy access to a gun has once again led to the tragic death of a young child in Mississippi. On August 4, 2017, Zaylan Sparkman, 6, was playing video games on a cell phone and sitting on a washing machine at his family’s home. According to the Sun Herald, his brother Albert Deonte Craft III, 16,…

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Mississippi is well-known for its brutal heat and one man decided to use the weather to get back at his girlfriend. Brandon Windham, 31, of Columbus, Mississippi was spotted by witnesses rolling up the windows and locking the doors of a hot car with a disabled child inside. According to weather reports for that day,…

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Carlos Moore, 39, an attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, has employed security protection. Here’s why. Mississippi is the last state in the nation to wave a rebel symbol over its Statehouse. The controversial state flag is embellished with crossing bars peppered with 13 white stars, known as the Southern Cross, in the upper left corner. A majority of Mississippi voters say…

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A brutal assault by a Black Jackson, Mississippi, police officer against a Black suspect has sparked outrage. Video emerged this week of JPD Officer Justin Roberts beating Ladarius Brown as a crowd gathered and begged him to stop. Roberts pays no attention to the crowd and is seen delivering uppercuts and kneeing Brown, who was handcuffed…

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On Nov. 1, 2016, a Black church was burned in Greenville, Mississippi. The words “Vote Trump” were spray painted on a wall and many felt it was a return to racist tactics used to keep Blacks away from the polls. There were calls for the authorities to treat the burning of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church…

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The “creepy clowns”   hysteria has struck again, this time in Kemper County, Mississippi. The County Board of Commissioners has passed a law that makes “it unlawful for any person of any age to appear in public in Kemper County in a clown costume, clown mask or clown makeup.” Violators of the ordinance can be fined…

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Bay St. Louis, Mississippi police chief Mike DeNardo killed himself moments after he was suspended for selling city-owned guns, officials said Friday. DeNardo shot himself with a shotgun retrieved from the trunk of his car in the parking lot of police headquarters Thursday. City officials had reportedly just informed him of the investigation and ordered…

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