Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
(WMC-TV) – The first African American to walk into a class at Ole Miss is now on a journey to re-awaken the African American community – on step at a time.
James Meredith pledged to walk the state of Mississippi on the 50th anniversary of his walk for education and truth.
The civil rights pioneer graduated from high school 61 years ago and says he had far greater opportunities than young African Americans in the 21st century.
"Today, less than one out of 10 can go to any college in America because their college entrance scores are too low," explained James Meredith.
Low scores are a problem he believes is caused by families and churches who are not taking an active role in raising and educating children.
His walk through Mississippi is a far cry from his march in 1966 from Memphis to Jackson, where he was shot while encouraging African Americans to vote. He is now joined by his young grandnephew and Georgia Cohran.
Meredith says equal rights are no longer the issue. He believes it is education, self respect, and cultural advancement that are lacking.
"All of us keep talking about what somebody else did to us, what somebody else owes us, what somebody else ought to do for us. Our future depends upon what we do," he said.
The author and civil rights activist began his journey at the Tennessee state line and plans to continue throughout the summer spreading his message until he reaches the Louisiana border.
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