October 19, 2015 -
A protest held last week at Ole Miss calling for the removal of the state flag with its Confederate emblem was crashed by a group of Southern secessionists. In recent decades the school has struggled to divest itself of Confederate symbolism, drawing intense protests.
September 14, 2015 -
The producer of electrical transformers receives tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer support, but a study found a top-line Howard Industries maintenance worker earns just 61 percent of the wages paid a similar worker at another Mississippi transformer manufacturing plant.
May 18, 2015 -
The Republicans running Mississippi have the prison system in shambles, workers' compensation gutted, education on a precipice — and journalist Joe Atkins looking back to populist Louisiana Gov. "Uncle" Earl Long for solace.
January 15, 2015 -
The Bible instructs us to "love the stranger," but migrants probably won't be feeling much love this year in Mississippi. Gov. Phil Bryant is up for re-election, and he has built his political career in part on demonizing undocumented migrant workers.
August 15, 2014 -
The workers Kellogg locked out last October after their union refused to accept wage cuts and other concessions are back on the job thanks to a federal judge's ruling that the National Labor Relations Board was right to seek an injunction against the company for serious violations of federal labor law.