Mississippi State NAACP Statement on the Cleveland, Miss. Schools Desegregation Order

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP believes that the recent federal decision to desegregate schools in Cleveland, Miss. is a crucial step in the right direction towards providing quality education for all children. Fifty-one years after Bolivar County parents filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated school system in the county, African American students in the district…

August Deadline Approaches for 10th Annual Gaines Literary Award

$10,000 Prize Honors Rising African-American Authors, Literary Legend Ernest Gaines BATON ROUGE, La. – The deadline for submissions to the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is Aug. 15. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Area Foundation donors, the Gaines Award honors rising African-American authors while recognizing Louisiana native Ernest Gaines’ extraordinary contribution to the…

Nation of Islam Protects Beyonce

“Houston C.O.P.S. Protest “World Formation Tour” In the days before ‘Queen Bey’, Houston’s own Beyoncé Knowles Carter descended upon NRG Stadium for her “Formation World Tour” and worked her legion of ‘Beyhive’ warriors into frenzy that only she could achieve, I learned through a private message that the event was already pre-loaded with racial discord.…