Mississippi's flagship university has the opportunity to be a leader for institutions dealing with legacies of racism and exclusion. But before that can happen, we need to support Dan Jones's leadership from within.
More than one-fourth of Mississippi public schools are at least 90 percent black. Another tenth are at least 90 percent white. And, just as in 1964, students in those identifiably black schools receive an inferior education.
The director of WKKF's Mississippi and New Orleans programming speaks about President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, the challenges unique to young black and Latino men, and what success will look like in Mississippi.
Like many, I was angered and ashamed that students at my alma mater, the University of Mississippi, disrupted a performance of "The Laramie Project" Tuesday night with gay slurs and other hateful behavior. Here are my thoughts about moving forward.
African Americans account for 61 percent of Mississippi's prisoners, but only 37 percent of its population. Mississippi should join a national movement to reexamine the racial impact of its sentencing laws.