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Payback Time: Miss. NAACP Head Says Republican Thad Cochran Owes Black Voters

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Mississippi  U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R) was nearly defeated by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, but thanks in large part to black voters, Cochran squeaked by a win. Although voters on the right are outraged at how black Democrats interfered in their Republican primary, Mississippi’s NAACP chief says that Cochran should repay black voters who put him over the top. Derrick Johnson, the president of the Mississippi NAACP, spoke with…

Oprah Winfrey Makes Shocking Revelation About Her Pregnancy And Other Things In This Inspirational Video

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Oprah Winfrey Master Class Surrender – Very Inspirational Video Oprah Winfrey has a remarkable story. Being raised in the poorest state in the nation, Mississippi, she has managed to emerge victorious from verbal and sëxual αbuse. Her successful careers as a news reporter, actress, and talk show host, and cable network owner are what have built her to become one of the world’s wealthiest women today — her net worth is…

This Man Hung Up On James Brown When He Offered Him A Job

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When legendary entertainer James Brown called you, you were expected to answer. Why? Because it was James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Well, that wasn’t the case for Lee King (initially). As a matter of fact, when Brown called King who was 17-years-old at the time, King hung up on him twice. At 17-years-old, King had received a scholarship to go to an electrical engineering…

George Stinney: He Got the Death Penalty at 14-Years Old, but Did He Do It?

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June 16th, 1944 will remain an infamous day in the legal history of the United States. It was on that day that, at 7:30 P.M., a young black boy of just 14 years was executed by electric chair. His name was George Stinney. Although it wasn’t uncommon for teenagers to be executed at the time (a 16 year-old in Florida and another four 17 year-olds from Mississippi, Ohio, Texas and…

Arrest Warrant Issued For Rapper Tim Dog, but the Problem is that He’s Dead

Arrest Warrant Issued For Rapper Tim Dog, but the Problem is that He’s Dead

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Tim Dog died earlier this year, but the cops are determined to catch up with him beyond the grave.   A judge in Mississippi issued a warrant for his arrest without knowing that he would have to be serving this warrant in the afterlife.   Even more interesting is that the judge thinks that Tim has faked his own death. What Tim Dog did before dying wasn’t cool.  He swindled…

FBI Found No Trace of Ricin In Home of Mississippi Suspect

FBI Found No Trace of Ricin In Home of Mississippi Suspect

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Investigators haven’t found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an FBI agent. Agent Brandon Grant said that a search of Paul Kevin Curtis’ house in Corinth, Miss., on Friday did not turn up ricin or ingredients for the poison. A search of Curtis’ computers has found no…

Emmett Till’s Family Wants Lil Wayne To Apologize For Disturbing Lyric

Emmett Till’s Family Wants Lil Wayne To Apologize For Disturbing Lyric

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A cousin of the late Emmett Till wonders if Lil Wayne understands just how damaging it was when he rapped a vulgar reference to the black U.S. teen whose death in 1955 became a significant moment in the civil rights movement. Airickca Gordon-Taylor says Till’s family would like an apology from Lil Wayne for the brief but disturbing lyric on Future’s “Karate Chop” remix. But more than that, she’d like…

Jackson Mississippi school district sued for restraining troubled students with handcuffs

Jackson Mississippi school district sued for restraining troubled students with handcuffs

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The Jackson, Mississippi, school district has agreed to stop shackling students to fixed objects, after it was sued for handcuffing pupils to railings and poles at a school for troubled children, officials said on Friday. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued Jackson Public Schools in 2011 over its treatment of students at the district’s Capital City Alternative School. Students at that campus have been suspended or expelled from other schools….

Mississippi Teen Sentenced to Life for ‘Hate Crime’

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Jackson, Miss. Deryl Dedmon, 19, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in connection with the death of James Craig Anderson, who was run down by a pickup truck last year in what prosecutors had called a hate crime. Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill sentenced Dedmon to two life sentences under Mississippi’s hate crime statute. “You have admitted killing a man simply because of his race. Your prejudice has brought…

Lanier W. Phillips, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at the Age of 88

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Lanier W. Phillips, a prominent civil rights activist who was so deathly afraid of white people that he wouldn’t look them in the eye until he was saved by a group of them in 1942, died Sunday at age 88 in a retirement home in Gulfport, Mississippi. The great grandson of a Georgia slave, Phillips story is a fascinating one.  He was raised in the segregated south in the 1920′s and 30′s, where…

Southerners – The BattleTo Stay or Go « southernblackbelle

Southerners – The BattleTo Stay or Go « southernblackbelle

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    I’m from Mississippi. The Sip! Crooked s’s and humpback p’s! The dirty dirty! I see trees and wonder if strange fruit ever hung from the limbs. (Watch Ms. Holiday sing it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs) I see flat fields that stretch further than my eyes and brain can comprehend and wonder if any of my relatives ever worked them in the middle of August. (Have you ever been in Mississippi in…

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

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  A recent survey by Public Policy Polling showed that almost half of likely GOP voters in Mississippi and Alabama think the president is Muslim. They also largely don’t believe in evolution in either state. The topic, however, upon which these states seem to be most out of touch with the rest of the country is interracial marriage. While support for interracial marriage is at an all-time high nationally, 29…

Wow: Most Mississippi Republicans Still Think Obama is a Muslim

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President Obama attended a Christian church, the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, for two decades.  If you ask Obama about his religious affiliation, he makes it clear that he’s a Christian.  But for some reason, people in Alabama, Mississippi and other states that have historically hated black people refuse to believe the president’s answer. Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a survey showing that the majority of GOP primary…

Woman On The South Side Of Chicago Celebrates Her 112th Birthday [VIDEO]

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A woman on the South Side has just celebrated her 112th birthday.“I feel very, very good. I feel good,” said Hosea Peeples.Hosea Peeples was born on February 3, 1900.She was born in Mississippi. Her mother was white and her father was black; a very rare situation in the segregated Deep South.She moved to Chicago in 1926, and got a job in the steel mills. She sent some of her money…

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

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    A federal judge in Mississippi on Tuesday dismissed former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s $25 million lawsuit against Skytel, the city’s former communications provider, for releasing text messages that brought about his downfall. U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. of Jackson, Miss., said Kilpatrick filed an amended lawsuit there in March 2010 without getting court approval to do so, as required by Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. Barbour kicked…