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Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

A federal grand jury indicted a student at the University of Mississippi on two separate civil rights charges on Friday for hanging a noose and a flag...

Talking Left-Handed Sh*t to Right-Handed People

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There seems to be a new generation in which some people feel free to use to the N-word (at least in their own fraternity house) with no fear of the consequences. They are "talking left-handed shit to right-handed people." I only hope there are enough right-minded people to shut them up and send them away.

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.20.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

Football and Race in Mississippi

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If white Mississippians can identify with, embrace and cheer deliriously for teams that are 82 percent (Mississippi State) and 75 percent (Ole Miss) black, is it too much to hope that they might bring themselves to at least stop hating and show a modicum of respect to a president who is 50 percent black?

Can The Lessons of John Lewis Sustain the Modern Civil Rights Movement?

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Thomas Alter

How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.

University's First Black, Female Student Body President: I Came To Ole Miss Because It Is Not Perfect

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

Racist vandalism on any campus not only affects how others view a university, but also affects how current students feel about their very own school. ...

Man Who Integrated Ole Miss Troubled By Racist Protest

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | College

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — The man who integrated the University of Mississippi says he's troubled and confused by the protest there against Preside...

James Meredith Reflects On 50th Anniversary Of Ole Miss Integration, Hates The Term 'Civil Rights'

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. -- James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from &ndash...

A Dream That's Dying

Amanda Lewis | Posted 12.01.2012 | Education
Amanda Lewis

Fifty years ago today, James Meredith made his way across the University of Mississippi campus through mobs of enraged whites. His offense? Daring to enroll at the historically white institution. Sadly, the integration Meredith and many others risked their lives for still does not exist in schools in the U.S.

Busted After Forcing Girl Into Prostitution And Tattoo Pimp's Name On Her Chest

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.24.2011 | Denver

Three people were charged Wednesday by Denver prosecutors over allegations that they forced a 17-year-old to commit acts of prostitution. Chester ...

The Ghosts of Mississippi Gather at the Pantheon of Race to Witness Obama and McCain, and Perhaps to Cheer

William Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Doyle

2008-09-26-meredith.jpgObama and McCain meet tonight at the University of Mississippi, once the epicenter of a wild 14-hour riot of over 2,000 white civilians that caused hundreds of casualties and two fatalities.

Ole Miss, New Miss, the Money Melt and the Cost of DADT

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Why are we engaging in these absurd practices when our troops are exhausted, overextended, and deployed again and again after their tours have ended?