Robert Jones Jr. liked to jump double Dutch outside the Brooklyn home he grew up in. But his grandfather, a staunch follower of the Nation of Islam, forbade it. He wasn't even allowed to be afraid. Men don't fear, his grandfather believed. "He presented a very particular and stringent type of masculinity that did not have a lot of room for me," Jones, now 49, said. And the Christians in his ...
Mississippi hoisted a new state flag without the Confederate battle emblem, six months after the last U.S. state banner with the symbol was retired.
A winter storm has brought snow to parts of the U.S. South, moving into Alabama, Tennessee and northern Georgia on Monday after blowing across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi the day before. The blanket of white falling across the region forced some school and government office closures, and fostered some play time for adults and children cooped up in the pandemic.
“Prohibition New York City: Speakeasy Queen Texas Guinan, Blind Pigs, Drag Balls & More” by David Rosen; (192 pages, $21.99) ——— Last call. On Jan. 17, 1920, Prohibition became a sobering reality. Bars were padlocked, liquor stores shuttered, and thirsty Americans sent home. Beer banned, vodka, verboten; the teetotalers had finally won. The party was over, they proudly proclaimed. They didn’t ...
UPS worker Mimi Chandler was captured on a CCTV camera dancing with joy after picking up some candies left as a gift at the door of a home in …
In days of old, books about nature were often as treasured for their illustrations as they were for their words. "World of Wonders," American poet and teacher Aimee Nezhukumatathil's prose ode to her muses in the natural world, is a throwback that way. Its words are beautiful, but its cover and interior illustrations by Fumi Mini Nakamura may well be what first moves you to pick it up in a ...
Cannabis stocks are flying high after voters in Montana, Arizona and three other states cleared the way for expanding legal sales of marijuana.
Five more states legalized marijuana for adults, and voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of some street drugs.
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents prepared for a new weather onslaught Monday as Tropical Storm Sally churned northward.
Alabama ranks last in the country for the response to the 2020 U.S. Census — with Montana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia also in the bottom five — as the count's deadline approaches.
The latest news and results as voters head to the polls in New York, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — This one slipped through the cracks.
With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate one-on-one for the first time. Which candidate gains the inside track? Follow live updates to find out.
Six states hold their primaries March 10. Which Democratic contender takes home the most delegates? Follow our liveblog for the latest news and results.
It can't be emphasized enough. Black voters are as crucial for picking Democratic nominees as any demographic in the party's coalition.
Sanders has made universal health care his main policy focus. But when it comes to whom people trust on health care, voters on Tuesday were somewhat more comfortable with Biden.
Biden has become the reliable Buick of this race.
Fairfield native Tucker Meyer takes football coaching position on Mike Leach's staff at Mississippi State after one season with Bobby Hauck and the Montana Grizzlies.
When recent heavy rains swelled a private Mississippi lake and began eroding its earthen dam, Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham was scrambling for a plan.
The swollen Pearl River appeared to crest in Mississippi’s capital, Jackson, but more rain was forecast. It's a “precarious situation,” Missis…
If seeing "G.I. Blues" 14 times makes one an Elvis fan, then Connie Tullos definitely qualifies.
The Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery joins a surprisingly short list of all known Missouri River expeditions since 1962, maintained as a database by Norman Miller of Livingston, Montana at www.missouririverpaddlers.com. Thank you for reading along and being part of the journey!