Filmmaker and IT expert Pablo Correa is using his own upcoming multimodal project on Mississippi civil rights’ activist Fannie Lou Hamer to educate others about how they can create their own meaningful projects.
Spring break 2015. Seth Dickerson is lying on the floor of his bedroom. In six minutes, his body went numb, and the world around him grew dark. He thought he was dying.
Imagine going from sleeping on carpet in India as a child, to immigrating to America as a teen, and now owning profitable businesses at age 22.
n 2018, the idea of the federal #government intervening in everyday life is normal among young people and Americans in general. Our generation has grown up with government overreach is many areas of life without the slightest skepticism. I argue that the idea of limited government and the reasoning behind it has been lost or tainted in an ever-growing trend of interventionism. It is not a partisan issue – it is getting back to America’s roots.
Opinion: Marijuana is a gateway drug to pain relief, relaxation and potential statewide economic prosperity
In March of 2016, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program also known as DARE removed cannabis from the “gateway” drug list. This sparked controversy and many people around the country questioned what makes marijuana different from other drugs?
The Mississippi state flag design has been a source of much controversy in recent years. Mississippi native Laurin Stennis has offered a solution to the problem.
Mickey Mouse should not influence the United States presidential election. The Walt Disney Corporation donated $5,005,823 to the Trump campaign, according to opensecrets.com, a political website tracking money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Millions of dollars are legally donated by American companies in support of their preferred political candidate during every presidential election. This is America’s greatest current threat to democracy.
The Confederacy was an alliance of seven slave-holding states that included South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. During the Civil War, the Confederate states fought to keep African Americans enslaved. Many Southern whites needed African American labor to make money in their fields and farms.
Gay, lesbian and transgender individuals need more understanding from America as a whole. The reason we are not seeing major change or support is because there is no real champion for the cause. Someone like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion for equal treatment for the African American community, is needed.
Chris Keiffer, of the Daily Journal, later contacted Oxford Stories and asked to do a podcast about the project. Oxford Stories reporters Alexis Rhoden and T’Keyah Jones were interviewed for the podcast. You can listen to their interview at the link below.
The University of Mississippi unveiled six new contextualization plaques this month, completing the two year process of planning and discussion between the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context and the local community.
Mississippi passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. HB 1510, or the Gestational Age Act, will make Mississippi have the most restrictive abortion practice in the country.
When the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” came out in 1991, Jaime Harker read the novel and loved imagining the possibilities of a future free of discrimination. Although the characters Idgie and Ruth are not explicitly labeled as a lesbian couple, their relationship is accepted by town residents.
University of Mississippi senior Melissa Johnson said she felt sorrow for the Florida families who lost loved ones during this week’s shooting.
University of Mississippi students and Oxford residents are trying to make sense of the latest school shooting that claimed 17 lives at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day.
Have you ever heard of Brixton? Prime Minister John Major once described the community as a “grey, sullen wasteland, robbing people of their self respect.” It has virtually no green space, was twice ravaged by race riots, and remains one of the most crime-ridden area’s of London. Graffiti lines the roads that policemen speed down almost incessantly.
My trek to my first day of work began rather bleak. A light morning drizzle quickly transformed into a heavy London rain as I walked from the Underground in search of coffee before my day began.
For more than six years, Mississippi has been suffering from an outmigration of citizens, particularly millennials after graduating from the state’s universities. State legislators have differing opinions on the issue.
“State Representative House District 2, Alcorn County. The University of Mississippi for a business degree and minor in English, and a law degree from Mississippi College.
“My title here in the legislature is senator, but we also have titles like chairman of certain committees. And I’m chairman of the Energy Committee, and then I’m vice chairman of Appropriations. I went to the University of Mississippi and got a bachelor of business administration [degree] in 1987, and I got my juris doctorate [degree] in 1990. Both degrees from Ole Miss.”
Rep. Michael Evans, 42, represents District 45, which includes Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba and Winston counties. He is from Preston, Mississippi.
As a Democrat accustomed to facing challenges from a Republican-controlled state legislature, Sen. Derrick T. Simmons (D-Greenville) knows he awaits many roadblocks on the path towards what he describes as a better Mississippi, but that isn’t stopping him.
In a private interview this week with Meek School of Journalism and New Media students who are members of the University of Mississippi Capitol Press Corps, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood discussed the importance of media and journalism in a free society.