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It hasn’t even been a month since Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith “joked” about sitting in the “front row” for a “public hanging” while an all-white crowd laughed and laughed at her hilarious quip, but already, one of her constituents has graciously volunteered their time to hang not one, but two nooses…

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  It appears Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s commitment to celebrating the most painful and bigoted parts of Mississippi’s history runs even deeper than she let on. Earlier this month, the senator faced national backlash after she was caught on camera cracking a joke about her willingness to attend a public hanging, and now, it’s been uncovered […]

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Racism is so embedded in Southern culture that Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith truly believes that she’s not racist; that her comment about being front row at lynching were not racist; that wanting to suppress the liberal vote is not necessarily racist or posing in Confederate artifacts is racist.

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Walmart donated to Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign but now say the gift was prior to her giving her notorious “Cindy Lynch speech.” Now Wally World has asked her to come to the returns and exchange counter with her receipt.

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Apparently, all of us offended by Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “joke” about being in the “front row” of a “public hanging” are overreacting.

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Republican Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith found herself in a world of trouble  after a video surfaced which shows her admitting at a public event that she'd be "on the front row" if she were invited to "a public hanging." 

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A Mississippi man has been fired from his job after a photo of him voting while wearing a racially charged T-shirt sparked outrage all over the internet. The jarring image shows a white male wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the image of a Confederate battle flag with a noose in the middle and the words “Mississippi […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, head of the state which ranks second to last in education in all 50 of these United States; a man who runs the government of a place with an actual Confederate flag in its state flag and where the poverty rate stands at an abysmal 20 percent, has the nerve, the unmitigated gall, the cajones, to talk…

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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi wants Black people in the state to stop “begging” for scraps, the Clarion Ledger reported. More specifically, candidate Chris McDaniel advises Black people in the Magnolia State to stop “begging for federal government scraps.” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel was booed by a live MSNBC audience. https://t.co/h1ML93xwgD — USA […]

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theGRIO REPORT - The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the South...

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On Saturday a Flowood, Mississippi man went on a racist rant against a donut shop employee that was caught on video and the encounter ended up costing him his job. Outrage after police handcuff 11-year-old boy for bouncing ball at basketball game— Mississippi Baptist Medical Center fired radiologist Kyle Thomas and distanced itself from the employee […]

The post Racist man calls pregnant Black woman n-word on video and gets fired from medical center ‘You’re a n****r shut up!’ appeared first on theGrio.

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PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes […]

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The state of Mississippi has "abandoned its responsibility to provide basic needs" to inmates at a privately run prison that is excessively violent and fails to provide proper medical care, an attorney for the prisoners said Monday.

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Charles Barkley, the basketball Hall of Famer best known for having a big game and bigger opinions, has decided to put his money where his mouth is. Barkley has donated $250,000 toward educating Mississippi and Alabama high school students about African-American history. The Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported last Thursday that Barkley, currently an NBA analyst for […]

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Last week, the Mississippi legislature celebrated International Women’s Day — not by expanding health care access or guaranteeing fair pay and maternity leave, but by voting to ban safe and legal abortion for women after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The post OPINION: Mississippi’s risking Black women’s lives with abortion ban appeared first on theGrio.

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A black officer that was fired yesterday for confronting a group of confederate flag wavers in front of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum has reportedly been rehired—but Wardell Jackson is suspended until next Monday and has been moved to the midnight shift. According to Atlanta Black Star, Jackson stated, “I did my job. I kept […]

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Apparently sometimes you can be fired for doing the right thing. According to the Clarion Ledger, a Black capitol police officer was fired after exchanging words with a group of confederate flag wavers. A video uploaded to Facebook by Chris Blount, a member of the Delta Flaggers, shows much of the confrontation. The unnamed police […]

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“The spectacle surrounding Emmett Till’s death” as described by historian and Duke University professor Timothy […]

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Thirty-one years after it was first celebrated as a federal holiday, this Monday officially became Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Biloxi, Mississippi — only after a social media firestorm that ignited over the weekend. The backlash was created on Jan. 13 when Biloxi’s public affairs office posted one sentence to its Facebook and Twitter […]

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A federal judge has ordered four Mississippi men convicted of killing a Black man to […]

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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation that makes April Confederate Heritage Month, commemorating the history […]

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