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Apr 11, 2020.

Weeks After Attending Haircutting Competition, Mississippi Barber Dies From COVID-19

Weeks After Attending Haircutting Competition, Mississippi Barber Dies From COVID-19

The family of a beloved Mississippi barber who recently passed away from COVID-19 is making a plea to anyone who will listen: Stay at home.

Eugene Thompson, owner of Taper Nation barbershop and barber academy in Brookhaven, Miss., died Saturday in a Jackson hospital two weeks after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, WJTV reports.

“Our last memory of him is getting on the ambulance. We...

Mar 28, 2020. 12 comments

‘A Dangerous Gamble’: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Refuses to Order ‘Shelter-in-Place’ for Residents, Leaving Black Alabamans Especially at Risk

‘A Dangerous Gamble’: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Refuses to Order ‘Shelter-in-Place’ for Residents, Leaving Black Alabamans Especially at Risk

It looks like

Nathaniel Woods isn’t the only person Gov. Kay Ivey is willing to put to death.

The Republican governor announced during a press conference on Thursday that the state would not be enacting “shelter-in-place” measures, which have been shown in other countries to mitigate the disastrous effects of the coronavirus.

From Talking Points Memo:

“Y’all, we are not Louisiana, we are not...

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Mar 25, 2020. 10 comments

With Lack of Consistent COVID-19 Messaging From Trump Administration, Lax Responses and Misinformation May Increase Health Risks

With Lack of Consistent COVID-19 Messaging From Trump Administration, Lax Responses and Misinformation May Increase Health Risks

Since the coronavirus broke out in the U.S., Donald Trump has offered mixed messages on the severity of the virus, America’s readiness to combat it, and what the administration plans to do to help millions of Americans access healthcare and resources as the pandemic spreads. Just today, Trump said he hoped to have businesses back open and isolation measures alleviated by April 12 (Easter),...

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Jan 29, 2020. 3 comments

Changes Are Coming to Mississippi Prisons Amid Rising Violence and Lack of Inmate Care

Changes Are Coming to Mississippi Prisons Amid Rising Violence and Lack of Inmate Care

Lately, the Mississippi prison system has been doing a lot to challenge my assumption that HBO’s Oz was a complete work of fiction. The sheer violence and harsh living conditions inmates suffer alone is enough for Mississippi prison stories to inspire another season or two of the show.

Earlier this month,

The Root reported that five inmates had been killed violently within a week of each...

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Miss. Sued Over Unequal Education for Black Students 

Miss. Sued Over Unequal Education for Black Students 

Mississippi is being hit with a lawsuit—accused of violating the federal law that allowed the state to rejoin the Union after the Civil War—because of what the lawsuit charges is the unequal education that black students receive.

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public elementary schools. The lawsuit asks a federal...

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