History

Happy Juneteenth!

June 19, 2014 - Today marks the holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas were finally set free. We celebrate with a song to honor the occasion by jazz great Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, "Juneteenth Jamboree."

Snowden and the South's history of spying

March 24, 2014 - Given the history in Mississippi and the South of state-backed spying on innocent citizens, Southerners should be particularly sensitive to the National Security Agency's snooping on private citizens that whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed last year.