Mississippi

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‘I became the abortion lady of Mississippi’: the mother of seven who devoted her life to the pro-choice cause
Raised a fundamentalist Christian, Laurie Bertram Roberts grew up believing abortion was evil. Then a pregnancy put her life at risk – and she was denied the termination she desperately needed

Emine Saner

12, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Mississippi school district upholds teacher’s firing for reading I Need a New Butt! to kids
Toby Price, an assistant principal who plans to pursue an appeal with the chancery courts of Mississippi, was fired in March

Maya Yang

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mississippi governor refuses to rule out banning contraception
‘That is not what we’re focused on at this time,’ says Tate Reeves while state has ‘trigger law’ that would outlaw almost all abortions

Martin Pengelly in New York

09, May, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Gillibrand calls abortion rights ‘fight of generation’ after ‘bone-chilling’ court draft opinion
New York Democrat urges her party to stand up to concerted efforts from Republicans seeking to abolish constitutional right

Maya Yang

08, May, 2022 @7:01 PM

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‘A sense of radical possibility’: re-examining the great migration through art
In a new exhibition titled A Movement in Every Direction, the migration of Black Americans from the rural south to the urban north has inspired a range of new artwork

Veronica Esposito

02, May, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Doris Derby obituary
Photographer, activist and academic who chronicled the modern history of the American civil rights movement with her camera

Hannah Collins

12, Apr, 2022 @5:33 PM

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Opponents of Mississippi’s anti- critical race theory law fear whitewashing of history
In Republicans’ fevered imaginations, schoolchildren are browbeaten into admitting they are racist

Oliver Laughland in Jackson

02, Apr, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Uproar as Mississippi signs bill to limit discussions of race in school lessons
Bill signed by Republican governor sparks opposition from Black lawmakers who say it will silence debate about racism’s harmful effects

Guardian staff and agencies

15, Mar, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Mississippi teacher fired for reading I Need a New Butt! to children
Toby Price’s termination for sharing the humorous children’s book has sparked criticism and a wave of support

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

13, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Bomb cyclone’ storm dumps snow across eastern US
Powerful late-winter storm comes with predicted snowfall up to about 13in and potential to cause travel issues and outages

Victoria Bekiempis and agencies

12, Mar, 2022 @10:44 PM

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Black FedEx driver shot at by white men draws parallels to Ahmaud Arbery case
D’Monterrio Gibson was delivering packages in Mississippi when he was allegedly attacked by Brandon and Gregory Case

Maya Yang

12, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mississippi: felon disenfranchisement is a racist labyrinth worthy of Kafka
Many states prevent those once convicted of a felony from voting but one stands out for the scale and complexity of its law

Sam Levine in New York

13, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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