I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.
I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.
This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississipp...
Earlier this year, Education Week released its ratings for U.S. public schools by state in its annual Quality Counts report. It was the first year tha...
Mississippi, a state that tends to be at the bottom of every index of states -- where bottom is not good -- has passed a misnamed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Like most government legislation, the name has nothing to do with its actual intent.
Once you start this book you will not be able to put it aside. It may burn your fingers but it cannot be dropped. It is compelling reading that awes, repels and entertains all at the same time. It is the book we have been waiting for Iles to write. It has finally arrived and we are all the better for it.
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.
Quite a large proportion of the 15,000 superintendents out there consider themselves to be managers rather than instructional leaders.
What will happen 30 years from now when the litigation my colleagues and I devoted ourselves to has faded from collective memory? Despite reforms, this place remains a prison for children.
What was supposed to educate and inform teenagers in the state has turned into a big joke.
There's been oodles of talk lately about women in America! Aren't they better off (as some conservatives suggest) seeking a rich husband than a good job? Do they deserve equal pay?
Douglas Kennedy, an undergraduate at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., gave an interview to the school paper on what it was like to be openly gay in a fraternity, the publication of which caused such a stir on campus and beyond that it ultimately resulted in the paper's being shut down.
I want sexual and gender minorities to go home. I want you to see the world from a small town, as I have. If only for one summer, I want you to feel safe and alive in the forest and the field. I want those places to do for you what they have done for me.
Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.
As conservatives attempt to criminalize a broader range of actions in attempts to grant legal personhood to unborn children, and thus create a stronger argument against safe, legal abortion, a case in Mississippi is at center stage.
Mississippi has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country, with 50 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19 years old - ye...