Before Stacey Abrams changed Georgia politics, she learned hard work in Mississippi

Stacey Abrams gives the commencement address during Tougaloo College’s Sesquicentennial Commencement Exercises at Tougaloo’s campus Sunday, May 5, 2019. Editor’s note: This story first published on May 25, 2018, after Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. Abrams, who grew up in Mississippi, has received national attention for her organizing efforts ahead of […]

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Republicans say blue states have the most crime. Mississippi has the nation’s highest murder rate.

Lawmakers were stunned to recently learn from Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell that the state has the highest homicide rate in the nation. Included in the information Tindell presented to legislative leaders last week as part of his budget request for the upcoming fiscal year were statistics detailing that the state’s homicide […]

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Gov. Reeves condemns white supremacy, but not Trump for refusing to do same

Gov. Tate Reeves condemned white supremacy groups Wednesday, but refused to criticize President Donald Trump’s refusal to do the same. “I condemn white nationalist groups,” Reeves said Wednesday in response to a question from a reporter. But he said he did not “interpret” Trump as refusing to condemn white supremacy during Tuesday’s contentious debate with […]

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith ducks questions at rare public event after months of laying low

After a rare, brief public appearance on Friday, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith quickly ducked out, refusing to answer questions about her campaign or any other matters. With less than a month-and-a-half left before Election Day, Hyde-Smith has done little campaigning or advertising, provided virtually no public access in-person or online, and has so […]

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