State and defense attorneys disagree about whether two men on death row have exhausted their legal options to avoid execution.
On this day in 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began with most of the city’s 50,000 Black workers biking, carpooling or walking.
The Mississippi Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments in a case challenging constitutionality of providing public funds to private schools.
The award from the Jeff Bezos Day 1 Families Fund focuses on the needs of homeless families with children.
On this day in 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. announced creation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Poor People’s Campaign.
Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Taylor Vance discuss the recent election losses for Mississippi Democrats with Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, the House minority leader. Johnson also talks about whether he can work with Jason White, the likely new speaker of the Mississippi House, and what his own future political ambitions may be.
Issaquena County’s population has one of the lowest rates of educational attainment in America, a result of generations of decisions that favored powerful, largely white land interests over education and jobs.
”During a brief phone interview Sunday, Bailey repeatedly declined to comment. Told that several high-ranking deputies were involved in arrests that had sparked accusations of brutal treatment, he said, ‘I have 240 employees, there’s no way I can be with them each and every day.’” Read the article here.
On this day in 1841, Frederick Douglass founded and edited his first antislavery newspaper, “The North Star,” in Rochester, New York.
Brandon Presley conceded to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Nov. 7. But in the past, Reeves hasn’t been so quick to concede election results.
Ole Miss basketball knocked off a hugely talented Memphis 80-77 on Saturday to remain undefeated. How high is this team’s ceiling?
On this day in 1986, Mike Espy became the first Black congressman elected from Mississippi since Reconstruction.
Mississippi Today, in partnership with The Atlantic, convened leaders, policymakers and journalists on Thursday to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Mississippi, the South and the nation.