Mississippi

Legal Beat

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing – Associated Press

In this 1955 file photo, Carolyn Bryant poses for a photo A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After hearing

History

HOLY COW HISTORY: Memorial Day’s 25 Birthplaces – Inside Sources

So, you want to spend this Memorial Day in the town where the holiday began. Take your pick. After all, you have 25 communities to choose from. Experts will tell you wading into identifying the town where Memorial Day started is a risky business. Call it the third rail of American history; touching it can

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ida lashes Louisiana, knocks out New Orleans power

Hurricane Ida blasted ashore Sunday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., knocking out power to all of New Orleans, blowing roofs off buildings and reversing the flow of the Mississippi River as it rushed from the Louisiana coast into one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors. The Category

COVID-19

‘There are only so many beds’: COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria. As of midweek, Mississippi had just six open intensive care beds in the entire state. Georgia medical centers are turning people away. And in Louisiana, an organ transplant had to be postponed along with

Opinion

Opinion – Alabama to Araucanía: Racial Polarization Looks the Same

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] In the USA, the GOP’s share of the white vote is highest in states with the most blacks. Whites in northern states

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s ‘Jim Crow’ Insults Fly in Face of Facts

I don’t have a clear memory of when my father went down to Mississippi in 1967. I was 5 years old, and my focus was on my upcoming kindergarten graduation. I only knew that daddy had taken a trip to a place that was farther south than where I’d been born, in Baltimore, and that

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