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MLK Day name change by Mississippi city causes outrage

Thirty-one years after it was first celebrated as a federal holiday, this Monday officially became Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Biloxi, Mississippi — only after a social media firestorm that ignited ... read more

The Women’s March is evolving, but its enemies are the same

“We cannot be distracted in terms of what our goal is, and our goal across the country is to seek policy change for the betterment ... coming home to prepare for the city’s annual Martin Luther King p... read more

After a Century of Delays, the Senate Finally Votes to Outlaw Lynching

City police simply directed the heavy flow of traffic around the scene. The following day, photos of Carter’s lynched ... from Chicago—who was visiting his family in Mississippi—triggered widespread o... read more

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The Real Roots of American Rage

They covered 15 miles on the first day. That night, they slept in a makeshift camp. The next morning, they set out again: 285 miles to go. A great deal of research has explored Chavez’s thesis that mo... read more


Remembering the day the world lost MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s life came to a tragic end on this day 50 years ago. The legendary civil rights ... at civil rights events throughout the Capital Region. That didn't change when she headed Sou... read more

Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates in Idaho

I was 9 when Martin Luther King marched to Selma, 12 when he died. I went with my church youth group to tutor in an inner city neighborhood ... albeit with an amended name: Martin Luther King/Human Ri... read more

Dr. Martin Luther King Drive: In 1972, meant to be an honor, but now a cause for dismay

But Seay is ambivalent about Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Although he was strongly in favor of the city’s renaming ... to the name change, it was not altogether popular. Even that consistently staunc... read more

50 Years Ago Today, Fannie Lou Hamer Spoke Out for Freedom

Mississippi’s all-white and pro-segregation delegation was not representative of all Mississippi Democrats, they argued. Martin Luther King ... city police and the state highway patrolmen and carried ... read more

Girl’s burial spotlights a culture of violence

LOUIS • Follow Martin Luther King ... Mississippi River, through the heart of the city, until the street name changes after a set of railroad tracks just inside the county. On the right is a classic s... read more

Carson City weather: Feet of snow expected in Sierra, 1.5 inches of rain possible in valleys

Rain in the lower elevations will change to snow before ending ... based in Carson City, is collecting items for homeless veterans and veterans in need as part of the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day o... read more

NATIONAL FEATURE Deadnamed

For those reasons, one of the biggest steps people take when they're transitioning is to legally change their name and gender ... in Jacksonville City Hall to demand the city council do more to protec... read more

Guess Who's Coming To Jackson

Baum, of course, believes they have a good home in Mississippi, even in (or near) the city where then-Belhavener Bill Simmons ... "If we can have a Martin Luther King Day, a black history month, why c... read more



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