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Mississippi sex ed students taught homosexuality is illegal

Mississippi law mandates that the public high school students be taught that gay sex is a crime under state law and that sexual intercourse is only acceptable between a monogamously married man and woman.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way.
In the Media by John David Powell

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 8 comments

'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home

Washington - A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, US media reported Friday.Walter Williams was registered dead on Wednesday evening after medics failed to find his pulse.
In the Media by AFP

Canadian native Dan Ackroyd's latest gig on right side of the law

Jackson - If you thought Canada's own Dan Ackroyd was just a "wild and crazy guy" that hangs with the likes of Steve Martin and Garret Morris, boasting about their great bulges, think again.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 4 comments

Sikh truck driver harassed, told by judge to remove rag (turban)

Mccomb - In the Pike County Justice Court in Mississippi, Judge Aubrey Rimes expelled Sikh Jageer Singh from the courtroom after telling his attorney that Mr. Singh should remove "that rag" from his head or go to jail.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 10 comments

Photo Essay: Exploring Biloxi, MS, eight years since Katrina Special

Biloxi - The evidence of Hurricane Katrina's destruction is still visible today as scars in the landscape of Biloxi, Mississippi, but Biloxi has moved on. Repaired and rebuilt it awaits you coming to explore its vibrant casinos, nightlife, beaches and wildlife.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 5 comments

Oil spill in Mississippi's Chickasawhay River under investigation

An oil spill from a well in Wayne County, Mississippi has leaked hundreds to thousands of gallons of oil into a local river. Investigation into the cause of the spill continues.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Suit filed against Mississippi over private jail conditions

Meridian - The American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Mississippi over conditions at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Mississippi legislature passes bipartisan 'anti-Bloomberg bill'

Jackson - In response to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit large sugary beverages, Mississippi lawmakers passed bipartisan legislation that allows consumers to make the choice whether or not to consume unhealthy food items.
In the Media by Andrew Moran
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Movie Review: The Help

I'm pretty sure I first peeped the trailer for The Help when I went to see Tyler Perry's for colored girls and decided...
Aug 14, 2011 by S. Kat Harris


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