Mississippi’s Absentee Ballot Process Creates a Financial Strain on Mississippi Voters – Especially Students

It was my second year of law school when I, like many of my colleagues, called my local circuit’s Clerk of Court’s office to request an absentee ballot. Mike Espy was running against Cindy Hyde Smith, and I decided I had to be a part of the opportunity to elect the second black US Senator in Mississippi History. Mike Espy ran with a goal of impacting the Mississippi economy, agriculture, education, and healthcare. I was sold as a voter, and very quickly requested my absentee ballot. Mike Espy being elected…

Colonel Jennifer Riley Collins Could Make History in Mississippi’s Attorney General Election on Tuesday November 5

She’s shorter than I remember, strolling in right on time for our interview. We pass pleasantries reflecting on the last time we saw each other. “It was outside the governors mansion right?” “Right”, she said. “It was at the Families Belong Together Rally.” After the scandal of the Trumps family separation policy became public, a group of outraged Mississippians gathered together to protest outside of the governors mansion. Jennifer Riley Collins, then Executive Director of the Mississippi ACLU, was on hand to make sure all rights were protected as Mississippians…

I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Atatiana, Sandra, Korryn and Why I Won’t Be Silent on Tomorrow’s National #DayOfOutrage

I retreated, the weight of the headlines, the trauma of being a black woman in America too much to maintain my sanity. I retreated to the safe place. In solitude. A place where I learned as a little girl to block out the noise and the danger, to whisper prayers quietly, where my black skin blended with the darkness and I could be small in a sea of vast emptiness that will not hurt me. But, I can’t live there. I can’t make money, and kiss babies and create art.…

ICE RIPS CHILDREN FROM IMMIGRANT PARENTS IN CANTON, MISSISSIPPI

By Jessica Love and Talibah Smith BWNC -August 7, 2019- Just hours ago, ICE raided Peco Food inc., a chicken plant in Canton, Mississippi and loaded buses of undocumented immigrant workers. Agents arrested 680 undocumented immigrants working at seven different processing plants across the state in an operation that has been underway for more than a year. The operation involved more than six hundred federal agents, approximately the same as the number of immigrants snatched away from their families, across several government agencies namely, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security,…

Man Slits Teen’s Throat Stating that The Teen’s Rap Music Made him “Fear For his Life”

Fear is normal. There are times when we simply don’t believe our personal faculty will keep us from harm. Fear can be an indicator of a healthy point of self-awareness. For those that are less athletic, fear may keep them from engaging in a dangerous contact sport or fear may fuel their drive to gain skill and become stronger. Fear may keep you from bungee jumping or skydiving, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, fear should stem from the differences between ethnoracial, religious, gender, or any other type of…