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Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ Rocker, Is Dead at 75

Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ Rocker, Is Dead at 75

Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ Rocker, Is Dead at 75 Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ Rocker, Is Dead at 75 Leslie West was born Leslie Weinstein on Oct. 22, 1945, in New York City to Bill and Rita Weinstein. His mother was a hair model, his father the vice president of a rug shampoo company. He grew up in the suburbs. When …

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Mississippi City Spared Loss of Electric Service

Mississippi City Spared Loss of Electric Service

Mississippi City Spared Loss of Electric Service Mississippi City Spared Loss of Electric Service Seeing a $450 to $600 electricity bill no longer fazes Patricia Young of Itta Bena, Miss., a city of about 1,800 people in the Mississippi Delta. Some months, the bill for Ms. Young’s home and the day care center she owns can total almost $1,000. “It’s …

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Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures Nebraska Rhode Island movement ballot Mississippi

Election 2020 Race on the Ballot

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures Nebraska Rhode Island movement ballot Mississippi Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures Nebraska Rhode Island movement ballot Mississippi The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this year’s nationwide protests over …

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How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag In early June, a student asked Greg Sankey, the SEC commissioner, what more the conference had done to address racial disparities since 2015, when Sankey criticized the battle flag after a white supremacist murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. …

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SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag

SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag

SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag ATLANTA — The Southeastern Conference on Thursday demanded that Mississippi remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, linking one of the region’s greatest passions — college sports — with one of its most intractable debates. Greg Sankey, the league’s commissioner, …

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Mike Leach Undermines Racial Progress at Mississippi State

Mike Leach Undermines Racial Progress at Mississippi State

Mike Leach has not yet coached a football game at Mississippi State, but he has already undermined the university’s long-held reputation for progressivism through athletics in a state with a painful racial history. After sharing a meme on Twitter of a woman knitting a noose, Leach, 59, this week was ordered by university officials to undergo sensitivity training, including museum …

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Mississippi State Football Coach Must Visit Civil Rights Museum After Noose Tweet

Mississippi State Football Coach Must Visit Civil Rights Museum After Noose Tweet

The first-year football coach at Mississippi State University has been reprimanded and must visit a civil rights museum after he recently shared a meme on Twitter of a woman knitting a noose, the university’s athletic director said this week. The coach, Mike Leach, 59, who has since apologized for the post, also must participate in a series of listening sessions …

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