A fear that he had already seen his family for the last time gripped Congressman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, as he sheltered in the U.S. House chamber while an angry, riotous mob pounded on the locked door, which security guards hurriedly blockading with furniture.
Mississippi’s trans youth may find themselves barred from school sports if the Mississippi House of Representatives confirms a Senate bill, passed in the waning hours of last week’s legislative deadline, that targets trans children, especially trans girls. Both chambers saw similar bills to limit trans rights this session.
The anti-trans bill passed the Senate in the long hours of a Thursday session extended into early Friday morning. A contentious battle over a parallel marijuana program—an alternative to 2020’s successful ballot initiative 65—derailed regular floor debate until late at night.
When Black Kids—Shut Out From the Whitewashed World of Children’s Literature—Took Matters Into Their Own Hands
The Brownies’ Book—a monthly, first of it’s kind periodical for Black youths created by W.E.B. Du Bois and other members of the NAACP in 1920—includes poems and stories that speak of Black achievement and history, while also showcasing children’s writing.