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No Charges in Ferguson Case; Chaos Fills Streets

2014/11/25 – A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, crowds began pouring… Read more

Protesters Rally in Jackson after Ferguson Decision

2014/11/25 - Violent protests are going on in Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The grand jury’s decision has also sparked a lot of interest in the Capital City, including protests. Traffic was backed up on Pearl Street in downtown Jackson Tuesday morning. Drivers… Read more

Protest Holds up Traffic on Pearl Street Bridge

2014/11/25 - Jacksonians are feeling the emotions of Ferguson, Mo., the morning after Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the August shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Around 6:30 a.m., a group of protesters blocked the Pearl Street bridge, backing up traffic as they lined up across the street. They were holding signs that said,… Read more

Ferguson Burning after Grand Jury Announcement

2014/11/25 - The streets were quiet but fires continued to burn Tuesday following a night of violence triggered by a grand jury’s decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown. Demonstrators taunted police, shattered windows and set fire to two St. Louis County police… Read more

Best Public School Teachers in Mississippi

2014/11/24 - Best Public School Teachers ranks 2,240 school districts based on key teaching statistics and 910,000 teacher ratings from 235,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that teachers are intelligent and engaging, the district is invested in its teachers and provides a good educational environment, and students and parents rate their teachers favorably. An… Read more

Mississippi Board of Education to Seek Bids for State Tests for 2015-2016 Implementation

2014/11/20 – The Mississippi Board of Education announced today that it will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in early 2015 for state tests aligned to Mississippi’s college- and career-ready standards for the 2015-2016 school year. The MBE will seek a multi-year contract to secure assessments for grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math and… Read more

NAACP: Moss Point Bus Driver Screamed Racial Slur at Elementary Students, District Investigation Under Way

2014/11/20 – (MOSS POINT, Mississippi) The Moss Point-Jackson County NAACP is calling for the removal of a Moss Point bus driver after children claim he screamed a racial slur at them on Monday. Local NAACP President Curley H. Clark said the incident occurred on Bus 55, a bus that carried elementary school-aged children. The white… Read more

Mississippi Race, Arrest Rates Examined

2014/11/20 - Across the nation, numbers are showing that more black people are arrested than any other race, even outnumbering by percentage the black population in most areas. FBI census data shows that Mississippi is no different. Of course the number of arrests among blacks is high in places like Jackson where the number of black… Read more

Hinds Election Commissioner Admits She Broke Law Before

2014/11/20 - Hinds County Election Commission Chairwoman Connie Cochran said she has not ordered the required number of ballots for any of the four Hinds County elections since the county reverted to the paper ballot system in 2013. Cochran had already admitted last week to breaking the state law that required her to order enough ballots… Read more