On Monday evening a crowd of more than a thousand Mississippians gathered in front of the Governor's Mansion for a rally urging the state's Republican governor, Phil Bryant, to veto the so-called "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination" bill.
As a society, we have changed. To those of us paying attention, the phrase "free exercise of religion" no longer conjures images of Native Americans in ancient mystical ceremonies -- but of faux-Christian bigots lashing out at others in the name of Jesus.
In a year when much of the public wants the non-politician, there is a new model for successful office-holding -- the outgoing and ever-confident Virg...
Calling Florida is pretty easy, on both sides of the aisle. Hillary Clinton will dominate, continuing her sweep of the South. The big news here, however, is going to be Donald Trump beating Marco Rubio in his home state.
As a kid in the 1970s, I liked the Confederate flag because, to me, it meant Lynyrd Skynyrd. I loved Skynyrd. There was one negative thing that, as ...
Two very talented childhood friends, Anthea Anka, Writer, and Alison Eastwood, Director, came together to make the independent feature, "Battlecreek...
Flint is a view into our tomorrows and we cannot fail to fix it and get it right. The population is animated and angry and there has to be collaboration between government entities or we will see the acceleration of a larger national deterioration.
It is critically important that school districts and community partners across the country respond to Acting Secretary King's and Secretary Burwell's call to action to connect children to needed health coverage and ensure they're in school and ready to learn.
For the Great Silent Disapproving Saints, be thankful you are invited anywhere... and keep your little lips collectively shut.
Mississippi prisons are so rife with gang violence that a federal court ruled that it's cruel and unusual punishment just to have inmates reside in th...
Marks, Mississippi has the potential to dig itself out of poverty and flourish as a stronger more self-sufficient community. This has been 40 years in the making, but together, the community is confident that we have found a sustainable economic development plan to ensure that our days of need may soon end.
Technically a visit to Minnesota's principal city includes additional "must" stops in its capital twin city St. Paul and those are not to be overlooked. But a recent trip revealed there's plenty to see in Minneapolis and nearby suburbs without even crossing the mighty Mississippi.
At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.
Jackie Biskupski is a vanguard, as the first out woman in the Utah State Assembly. Now, she is running to be the first out lesbian mayor of Salt Lake City, where she'd also be the first single mother in that role; in fact she'd only be the second woman mayor of the city!
As I observed Bonnie Allen's advocacy work, I learned the importance of building key strategic partnerships in order to address inequities and eradicate marginalization. Allen provides inspiration for attorneys to leverage their leadership skills to advance social change.
Carson's fantasy scenario is the one that reflects the way many Americans approach the issue of guns. The fantasists have come to believe that if they had a gun, they'd be able to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them.