April 22, 2013 -
As the South's hard-right pols block expanding Medicaid to a population in need, they show that civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer's description of the region's government as "with the handful, for the handful, by the handful" remains true today.
November 1, 2012 -
Inspired by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, the Mississippi Student Justice Alliance was formed to help workers at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. unionize and to educate young people about labor issues.
October 1, 2012 -
Today marks 50 years since James Meredith became the first black person to enter the University of Mississippi, sparking a riot that some have called "the last battle of the Civil War." Now 80, he has continued to baffle admirers and detractors throughout his life.