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Karen White's A Long Time Gone Flows With the River of Life

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own. It creates a flow of words like a river surging forward from the first page to the last page. This is certainly the case with White's latest novel, A Long Time Gone.

A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

The Tomás Doncker Band Hollers the Blues of Howlin' Wolf

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't just the guitar that was loud, so was Chester's voice. And it got louder as his living conditions got tougher. His massive body, weighting up to 300 pounds, both scared and impressed people. Howlin' Wolf, the name his grandfather gave him, would become an important figure.

Inspiring Change in the Mississippi Delta

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

In the spring of 2002, two young socially minded students from the Kansas City Art Institute began a friendship that turned into a business partnership that has lasted for over six years.

Legends Of The Mississippi Delta

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

If you can't wait for the fall, take a virtual spin now of the featured tour stops.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 3

Debra Devi | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

On my Mississippi Delta book tour for The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu I met people working together to develop a blues tourism industry with the potential to economically rescue the Delta -- the poorest region in our nation.

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 2

Debra Devi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

"They say that so-called twelve-bar stuff is the black man's blues and country western of that day was the white man's blues, but there's a very thin line between the two musics. Only difference is the beat, and the bars to some extent, but the stories of happiness, sadness, being lonesome. All that was the same."

Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 1

Debra Devi | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Debra Devi

If you haven't paid a visit to the Mississippi Delta yet, plan one now to this starkly beautiful, richly musical place. You'll thank me as you roll down 61, with cotton fields fanning out on either side under an impossibly wide blue sky.

Lance Gould

Paul Simon On Underserved Kids, Politics, More

HuffingtonPost.com | Lance Gould | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact

Underprivileged children suffer enough medical problems as it is, but PTSD? Even years of funding and observing health care for needy kids didn't prep...

Snapshots Of A Disappearing Delta

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

Few places other can claim as much in the way of the musical style as the Mississippi Delta; however, as much as the Delta is known as "the birthplace...

Finding God At The Margins In The Mississippi Delta

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Why is it that we must go to the margins of society to find what is real? Perhaps it is only at the margins where people have so little to lose that they are free of pretense.

Trymaine Lee

Louisiana Shrimpers Still Enduring Effects of Gulf Oil Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Today was the start of shrimp season in Louisiana, and way down in the Mississippi delta, fishermen and shrimpers struck out from the small black fish...

The Coolest Hotel In America?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

"I went down to the crossroad, fell down on my knees Asked the Lord above, "Have mercy now, save poor Bob if you please" -- Robert Johnson, Cross Ro...

Chris Kirkham

In Mississippi, Dreams Of Bountiful Harvest Wash Away With Flood

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

CARTER, Miss. -- Where the rolling green hills of Mississippi give way to the fertile flatlands of the Delta, Bernie Jordan bounced down a dirt road i...

Mississippi Delta Braces For Historic Flooding

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and SHELIA BYRD | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green

TUNICA, Miss. — The bulging Mississippi River rolled into the fertile Mississippi Delta on Tuesday, threatening to wash away stately homes and s...

Playing the Delta Blues at Harmonica Jam Camp

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Each morning I'd get up, run a few miles through the cotton fields just beyond my shack, and on the way back, pull out my harp and practice the two-note.

Mary Landrieu Goes to Bat for Louisiana's Wetlands

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today gave testimony to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dr...

Gulf Oil Blowout and Gusher: Environmental Catastrophe or Much Ado About Nothing?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The blowout accident is just one more in a seemingly endless string of environmental insults and injuries. Life on the bayou gets harder each year and a rich and unique heritage is slowly eroding away.

Winona LaDuke Pledges Help for Native Tribes Facing BP Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"She was a woman drawn to the border. She was drawn to battle; into the cycle of war and revenge. She never professed to understand war or to understa...

Oil Extends West Around The Mississippi Delta

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Recent satellite images show oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is extending west around the Mississippi Delta. Shot...

Blues Harmonica Camp in the Delta

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Blues Harmonica Jam Camp in the Heart of the Mississippi Delta: 5 Day Jamming and Learning Vacation for Diatonic Harmonica Players.

Water: The Circle Game or Up the Down Staircase

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com.We've all heard about peak oil, but is there such a thing as peak water? The concept of peak production in a res...

Talking Freeman and Damon, Mandela and Eastwood -- with John Carlin, Author of Invictus Book

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

John Carlin is a much accomplished journalist and author who ranked as the dean of foreign correspondents (for the UK Independent) in South Africa dur...

HuffPost Review: Prom Night in Mississippi

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katya Wachtel

Morgan Freeman attempts to coax a revolution in his hometown of Charleston, Mississippi, where the local high school still has segregated proms.

Miami to Memphis -- My Top Ten Insights

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Paul Hogarth

10. Graceland is Less Opulent than Expected: The King of Rock 'n' Roll's famous home was surprisingly quite modest.